I got braces yesterday. Today I played with the high school symphonic band, in which I am second chair. I had no idea how bad i would sound and how much my range would decrease. If you have any exercises that would help with getting used to the braces, they would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have one question, Can someone explain the whole concepts of using more air and blowing faster air to hit higher notes? I have been told to do this, but never told how. Any tips that you have are welcome also.