01-31-2007, 07:56 PM
My mom got the light colored ones. Just avoid dark colored sodas (like coke and dr. pepper) and coffee, because it stains it.
Oh and, brush your teeth. A lot. If you don't brush your teeth you get white scars...which...are not fun. And floss and stuff.
And on the pain factor, it hurts after you get them on, and after you get them tightened. that should hurt only for a day or two.
Yeah, well, braces aren't really that bad... it just gets really annoying constantly getting food stuck in them though. XD