So tomorrow I have to get braces and a bite plate because I have a 100% overbite that blocks in my bottom teeth because I have such a small lower jaw; my top jaw over powers it, also some over teeth are crooked on the bottom and my top teeth are flaring forward to meet up with the bottom teeth. . I have to have my braes on for two years then a retainer on for another two. I'm kinda freaking out, I wasn't really prepared for this I thought they were gonna schedule for them to be done like way far away in like January. Right now I have my spacers in the back of my teeth which I've had in for a little over a week now and the first couple days I was in horrible pain the worst was the first day though it felt like my teeth were being ripped apart. The pain has gone down traumatically from then but I still can't eat hard foods. So I was wonder somethings about braces, I've done a little research but everyone is different. I want to know:**** Do braces hurt (low pain tolerance) ? How badly do they hurt? Does a bite plate hurt? Will I sound like Shelly from south park? What are some good foods to eat when you have your braces that don't contain dairy? Is it hard to chew? What are some drinks that don't contain sugar I can have? How can I maintain my teeth so I don't get a gum disease, keep them white, or lose any of my teeth? What products are the best for my teeth (ie. tooth brushes, toothpaste dental floss, waterpik)?