Wearing braces isn’t the end of the world. It’s the beginning of a new world. If you are wearing braces, then you are saving yourself years of drama with regard to how your teeth look. You probably have them on to straighten your teeth because of one problem or another, so an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You will thank yourself years from now that you went through a few years of discomfort for dozens of years of compliments over your smile. Consider yourself extremely lucky because so many people are born with teeth that they wish they could fix and either can’t afford braces or are afraid of getting them or how they look temporarily. Smile with pride. You earned it.