There were two reasons why I feared having braces. The first was the pain it might cause and the second was the fear of having metal stuck on my teeth. I badly needed an orthodontic treatment but kept running away from it up to the age of 20 years. It was when I started realizing that my crooked teeth made me look ugly, I decided to go ahead with it.
The journey was not easy. The first day when the brackets and separators were put left me with pain and ulcers. I took a long time to adapt to the pressure caused by the metal wire on my teeth. All I could eat was soft food. The biggest challenge for me was to stay away from sticky foods like cheese, pizza, and burgers.
But, later on, as my teeth started getting into shape, I started loving my braces. All the pain had now vanished and I could comfortably eat with them. It took a period of 18 months to get my teeth back into shape. But, the end results were really worth all the pains that were taken during period.