Braces are awesome. I have them. They've got to be the coolest invention in the entire world! Anyway...
*Before getting your braces on, I suggest you fill yourself up. Your teeth will be very sorry for about 2-4 days, so eating won't be your favorite activity. If you don't have brackets on all of your teeth, chew with those. It won't hurt.
*You'll need wax. Even if you say you'll never use it, take some just in case. Brackets can break off, or wire can come off, and trust me, you don't want painful sores in your mouth, do you?
*They won't make your mouth stick out (normally). Most of my friends have braces, and only one of them looked different (with their mouth closed).
*Try not to eat hard candies. At least, don't bite into them. They'll break your brackets off.
*Make sure there is no food stuck in them, it looks gross. (:D)
Good luck, and have fun! You'll look a lot better!
· 1 decade ago