Topic: Braces Removal

I am an oboist and have been playing with braces for almost four years.  I am getting them off soon, but before I set the appointment I was wondering if anybody who played with braces could answer a few questions.  Was it hard to have a good embouchure for the first few days?  Was your tone/pitch better or worse during the week immediately following getting your braces off?  There is a solo contest four days after I have scheduled to get my braces off, but I am wondering if I should move my appointment so that it is after contest to avoid embouchure variances before contest.