I just gotten braces on about 4 months ago. I am surviving with them so far! Or am I? I have improved in my sight reading and such, but the problem for higher register is pressure! I have too much pressure on my upper lip and I am almost going to burst in frustration! I am working through it all, practicing each day, but I can not figure out how to relieve the pressure. It could be that I am pressing back to hard with the mouthpiece or I am creating to much pressure when leading up to the higher register. It is painful just to hit a high B, the first one above the staff! In other words pathetically low because of the pressure. My tone is not affected, but actually sounds better then before, but the pressure is still killing me. Any tips or suggestions to help me get around my problem?