I got my braces on around grade 7 and I had to get 4 teeth pulled out to get them on. The first week I had braces, my teeth really hurt but eventually I got used to them. I had my braces on during grade 7, 8 and 9. During summer school where I took history, I finally got my braces removed! I got a retainer as well and it's the kind that fits around my teeth.