No it doesn't hurt, they're just gluing stuff on your teeth. What hurts the most is once they connect the wire and they tighten that shit down! You can't chew for a whole day.. Take some ibuprofen and get use to it..I had braces for 4 years. They're ok until you go back every 3 months to be tightened again.
Mine were sore for a few days after & the brackets rubbed my inner lips & bled...so get some Benzodent. It tastes like..poo but it will numb the pain. Als ask your orthodontist for some wax to place over the brackets that do irritate your mouth. The worst part was spacers & you already have done that probably & not eating certain foods. I got mine off in August & I'm so happy I can eat jerky again!(: but agree with IvettelovesYou98