It may be my imagination, but I have convinced myself that I am perfecting the art of hiding the braces...with my top lip. This skill is useful when introduced to a new person, and simply say, (with head tilted down) "Hi. Nice to meet you."
If no other words are exchanged, I am 80% sure this new person will not realize you are sporting the training wheels. When more words are exchanged, you are just screwed.