I have a warning for you... because no one ever bothered to warn me.
One day, your braces will be removed, and will instead be replaced with a metal/plastic contraption designed to keep your teeth looking beautiful and straight and to show everyone you still haven't escaped the orthodontist's clutches.
When you get a retainer, it's exciting. You have removable metal in your mouth! You can take it out for pictures! You can impress your friends by flipping it with your tongue when your orthodontist isn't looking!
But nobody mentions.
That sometimes, when you take it out.
The roof of your mouth.
Tastes absolutely revolting.
Like glue. And food. And hairspray. Expired hairspray.
And suddenly, brushing your teeth sounds like the greatest pastime on earth.