These are just the top braces; he gets the bottom ones next month. Last night, he could barely eat. We went to the store last night and stocked up on soft stuff like yogurt, mashed potatoes and ice cream, but he's still hurting. He woke up this morning, and one of the brackets had popped off. We go back to the orthodontist this afternoon for them to fix it. Hopefully, the pain will go away soon.