I actually currently have braces; which I am sure none of you could even tell because in photos I always smile with my mouth closed. The last convention I went to no one had called me out on them, insulted me for them, or even said anything about them in general.
Just as everyone else said... it doesn't matter all too much. But here are just little tips if your are feeling self-concious:
1) In photos, smile with your mouth closed if you don't want them showing.
2) I would suggest against getting any funky colors as they draw more unnecessary attention to your mouth; and that's kind of like a neon sign pointing to your braces.
- Also don't get white or clear. They get dirty and turn yellow very quickly.
- If they have silver I think that's the way to go because it blends in with the rest of the braces.
Rose Lalonde - Homestuck - [god tier] - 80%
Dave Strider - Homestuck - [red plush] - 0% & [doomed felt] - 0%
Davesprite - Homestuck - 0%
Gil Marverde - Ava's Demon - 80%