My orthodontics of late has been miserable at best.
First, an appliance was installed that created a massive gap between my two front teeth. Then they covered my teeth in braces to close the gap back. Now they take off and reinstall the braces on a monthly basis. It hurts worse than enything I've ever experienced. It feels like they're ripping teeth out of my mouth while simultaneously pushing other teeth deep into my gums.
In short, it hurts.
It may eventually all be worth it.
But eventually seems a long way away.
Until then, my face is braced.