Congratulations on making that big step too, klobird! Thanks for the compliment on my smile! I just wish that front tooth would come down quicker! Ugh! Patience...I know...lol I got my braces at the end of December, last year. Nobody really seems to notice or if they do, they havent said anything. I was so self conscience at first too....Really, the only negative comments have come from my own family members! My sister didnt think my teeth were bad enough to warrant braces and my bro-in-law thought the ortho just found a sucker basically to make money off of but, now that I'm actually seeing the differences in the photo's, I am so happy that I got them. My other bro-in-law said, "I thought you were supposed to get that done when you were a kid!" I replied that I wasnt in control of that decision as a kid and once I was grown, I just didnt have ortho insurance until recently! I told him that I didnt think age had anything to do with wanting to get your teeth fixed! Geez, and he's at the doctor almost weekly for checkups, etc....Lol I say, consider the source.
I'm always so excited when it is time for my ortho appt cuz I know that it means more progress will be happening....I just had a bigger wire put on at my last visit...and a chain taken off....where they were trying to pull teeth over a gap I had from having a tooth pulled. I go again in two weeks and am anxious to see what comes next! ; ) It only hurts for a few days afterwards...tender mostly but, no pain, no gain, right?! ; ) Good luck to you and do yourself a big favor and make sure you get a waterpik!! I'd be lost without mine! Take care and I'll be looking forward to hearing and seeing your progress too!
I am 55 and I just got my braces on Friday--I really hope mine have improved as much as yours in 5 months--your smile is looking fantastic!!!
So, how long are you going to have braces? What kinds of comments have you experienced so far? For me, the feedback has been way more positive than I would have expected...I'm just wondering because of our age....
54 years old when braced...Dec 27, 2010
Ceramics on top and bottom teeth with metal behind canines
two teeth were pulled (top, behind canines)