let me tell you a little bit about how it is.
eating.. you can only eat mushy food.. mashed potatoes, apple sauce, pudding, jello, ice cream, soup, eggs..you get the idea.. i tried to eat mc donalds french fries..just the soft ones.. and paid for it with a new surge of pain!
brushing your teeth.. you must brush your teeth 3-4 times a day. and use a skinny buttle brush shaped thing to clean in between your teeth and the braces. and you have to use a plastic needle thingy to floss your teeth above the braces.
lips... you have to take care of your lips. lib balm is a must have! i have ordered several on etsy.. so i can have many flavors.. since i have been using it several times a day! also to protect the inside of your lips.. you put pieces of wax over the braces..where they rub..
pain... today i managed to go from 5:30 am to 12 noon without pain killers.. so it is getting better.