Just on a few occasions I have felt minor pain. After an adjustment I feel discomfort for 1-3 days which sometimes involve some pain when biting down hard or pushing on my teeth. Mostly just on a few teeth. I never experinced pain or discomfort on a lot of teeth. Not even the first days of braces.
Maybe I'm lucky but I never experinced what all horror stories told to me what I would expect.
I've read advices on this forum about taking pain medications before going to the ortho. In my opinion that is really silly and seem like a very bad way to prevent pain. Pain is a good sign telling you that the body works. (At least a little amount of pain)
Going to the ortho in a few hours. Who knows what I might expect. See you all later.