1 new WaterPik
2 "emergency" orthodontist visits
3 pounds lost
4 doses of Advil per day
5 brushings of teeth daily
6 moments of regret
7 days and counting without chewing gum, popcorn, apples, or any truly solid food
OK, I'm done complaining about my braces on this blog for good (barring any unusual disasters). Besides, the 4 pounds lost almost makes up for all the other stuff.