Geez, the thought of all those kanker sores makes me shudder...
You might also want to check in with your orthodontist from time to time to make sure all that punishment you take isn't fucking up the alignment or whatever.
I wonder how all this would work with invisalign? I had normal braces when I was in high school so I'm not sure - and considering how much some people train I'd have to imagine it'd be difficult when your 'braces' pop in and out and you can't go all of too long without them. Anyone know?
At this point I'm just curious.
Looks like you already got your answers, but I remember back in high school when I had braces I got into a fight, and my mouth was FUCKED up. That **** was nasty. Anyway dont risk it.