as of september i have been wearing braces. I just got them tightened and got new rubberbands. the other time i got them tightened it did not hurt. this is the second day it has been hurting. it almost hurts as bad as when i firdt got my braces. the good thing is i got to eat ice cream for dinner lunch and breakfest. does anyone else have braces. i have colored bands write now i am wearing yellow and orange. I will wear red and green on christmas