The only painful part is when they are putting them.
Then, after each check-up, it is easy, unless a wire or bracket brakes.
By the way, I read your profile, and it say you have S.S.B.B.
Reason is ask is if you wanted to brawl it out.
Welcome to the brace community.
Is it just to get teeth straighten or is there a tooth stuck in the upper part of your mouth.
The reason why I said the second option, is that that is what I got.
I been having braces for five or six years now.