Someone (Cassandra) asked me if I’ve had springs and coils during my treatment.
Fortunately, no. Not that I know what those feel like, but I imagine they are additional torture methods. At any rate, my basic understanding is that they help move teeth–open up spaces, etc.–and when teeth move, it hurts. Plain and simple.
If any of you out there have experience with springs and coils and would like to share with the community, please do!