Yeah, I had them for nearly two years and they did bug me, but not as much as they seem to be bugging you. I just found 'em uncomfortable, not painful.
But friends of mine and some family all say it's painful... I guess I don't have very sensitive teeth...
You'll feel great when it's over though dude. I know it sucks, but when it's done it really is a good feeling/look.
And yeah, my orthodontist was a dick. A lying one too. :P
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