How much do braces hurt?

Ok first of all putting on braces does not hurt at all i just got mines on on Tuesday April 20th 2010 and once again it did not hurt and second of all after like 3 hours or so your eth are going to be shifting because of the pressure the braces are putting and it hurts real bad on a scale from 1-to its like a 7 and yes it hurts afterwards each time you get them tightned. like you wont be able to bite down on anything hard : i recommend mashed potatoes. ice cream. oatmeal and soft foods for the first week or so.