I used to have braces. Once they were off, I was happy, but I couldn't eat(my food kept falling out of my mouth lol!) and my teeth looked small. I kina miss them. As soon as mine came off, all my softball friends got them on!
I stopped wearing my retainer at night because it made my jaw pop and it hurt really bad; plus it made my bite weird in the morning(especially when i brushed my teeth.) so I stopped wearing it for a little while, and then I lost it, and when I found it it didnt fit anymore.
So my bite isn't aligned anymore, but it's more comfortable.
Sometimes my teeth feel all out of line, and some of them moved, so my parents are really mad, but people tell me they look really straight, so whatever. My opinion is my teeth felt fine before the orthodontist messed with them, so I would be perfectly happy with my teeth if they hadn't messed them up to start with.