i took my g/daughter into the city today so that she could have her braces installed. it didn't take long. by the time i dropped her off to her mum this afternoon she said they were starting to ache a little bit. we had some lunch afterwards and she was careful to eat little bites and take care chewing. cleaning them seems to be key and we left with a care pack and numerous instructions. i hope she gets on well with them. they are fluro purple btw.