For the longest time I didn't care about my appearance. I just sort of took it for what it was and went with it. Sure I would try to look nice, but I didn't do anything over and above to improve - just maintained. ... weird, now that I type that sentence alot of shit makes more sense to me. So I'm finally starting to take things more seriously, not for the sake of others but for myself. I want to look good, and although other's opinions couldn't mean less to me, I won't feel my best until I know that the true "me" can be seen. So with that being said (def too long of an intro! lol) I was wondering if any of you have expereiences with getting braces when you're older? I'm 20 now, turning 21 and am currently at school. Although I'd like to think that I could handle them, I always see those with braces and think 'Man that kid looks 12 what is he doin here,' etc etc. Do you think it's that big of a deal? How long are they normally on for? Thanks for any input. Lateball.