I never had braces. I have no idea how she feels.
But, she handled it with her usual aplomb and apparent stoicism. No pain pills, no wax for the wires, and a solemn commitment to diligent brushing and water-picking. She'll keep it up for the whole two years, of that I am sure.
Of course, she still needs to have 4 teeth extracted during spring break. She requested "funny gas". That will be interesting.
HOUSE UPDATE- 9 weeks on the market, 35 showings, no offers. Everyone likes the house, but they don't like the way the neighbors park their RVs, boats, trucks, and work trailers. Picky, picky.