Quoting khigh:" Getting them tightened doesn't hurt, so no help there. I had my braces 14 years ago."
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Lol, me too. God, I feel old, lol. I agree, though. Getting them tightened doesn't hurt, but the next ... [snip!] ... but the next couple of days suck when the ligaments are stretching. Just take some Tylenol and gargle warm salt water, OP."
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" If *I* were paying the money to get braces and have my teeth straight I would suck it up and get my braces ... [snip!] ... up and get my braces tightened. It may hurt for a bit but not doing it can hurt your chances of getting them off any time soon"
Quoting V & E's Mom! [29 weeks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I doubt she's paying for them."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... goes to what you said. I paid for mine out of pocket. I'm not sure about OP though. I had monthly payments. :/ lol it sucked."