Braces are awful.
Yesterday I got the bottom set of braces put on, and the top ones tightened. It is possibly the weirdest sensation I’ve ever felt. Every time I bite down my teeth are stopped from touching by the brackets. Eating is a harder, but only because it’s still sore.
But like everything there are pros. In the long run I’ll have better teeth and less dental problems. I expected my playing (I play the French horn) to be much worse, but it has stayed mostly the same especially compared to when I got the top set. I still can’t imagine having them for two years, but I think I’ll get used to it.