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by MegP60+
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New braces at 64 years old!
Replies: 24
Views: 10975

Re: New braces at 64 years old!

So great to hear that there even more of us over 60 joining the forum. I have had my braces on for over 20 months, and am hopefully getting near the end of treatment. I still am self conscious eating in public, worrying about food getting caught in my braces, but love the little intradental soft pic...
by MegP60+
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Start of my braces journey at 66
Replies: 53
Views: 7688

Re: Start of my braces journey at 66

Welcome to the group - I am 63 and should get my braces off in two months. I am so glad I went through this, even though there were tough days at times. Can't wait to smile for photographs! Don't forget smoothies, they help through the sore days and the days when you can't seem to chew. Things chang...
by MegP60+
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Mom in braces at 42
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Re: Mom in braces at 42

Yes, it is great to see how many older people are now wearing braces. I got mine at 60 and have worn my full metal set for over 13 months. So glad I took pictures along the way because the difference is remarkable. You will find that eating gets easier and then more difficult and then easier again a...
by MegP60+
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Loradora's Short Story with Pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Re: Loradora's Short Story with Pictures

Great progress in one year! Congratulations!
by MegP60+
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 50
Replies: 36
Views: 6538

Re: Braces at 50

Hi there, welcome to the forum. I was braced at 60, now 10 months in and pleased with the progress to date. I hear you about swallowing food whole, some days it is really difficult to chew food properly. Good thing our digestive systems are adaptable. Good luck in your braces journey and looking for...
by MegP60+
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm 54 what was I thinking???
Replies: 25
Views: 4287

Re: I'm 54 what was I thinking???

I am even older than you (62) and have been braced for 10 months, and am so glad I went ahead with the decision. I have the full metal and yes, there are some very sore days, but many more days when the braces are not a problem. Good luck with recovery from the surgery, that does not sound like much...
by MegP60+
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can you prevent yellowing of teeth below the archwire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Can you prevent yellowing of teeth below the archwire?

I have the same thing and was worrying that it was calcification, but when I went for my dental cleaning a couple of days ago, the hygenist told me that it was just normal staining. I am guilty of drinking coffee and tea (and red wine!). I plan to have my teeth whitened when the braces come off, and...
by MegP60+
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 4089

Cost is a deal breaker at my age - right

One more thing, don't know where you are from, but in Canada the cost of braces is a tax deductible medical expense, so that helps somewhat to recoup some of the money. Also, I was told that veneers do not last forever and need to be replaced, which would be an expensive outlay for the future when y...
by MegP60+
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 4089

Cost is a deal breaker at my age- right

I am over 60 and also initially hoped my teeth could get fixed with veneers and I had a hard time adjusting to the fact that orthodontics was my best option, especially the time involved - I am not getting any younger! My treatment cost is $5300, and my husband is also 62 and already retired so the ...
by MegP60+
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 50 and getting braces
Replies: 36
Views: 13546

50 and getting braces

Good luck on your braces journey. I am 60 and four months into treatment - best thing I ever did. I am seeing a big improvement in my smile already. The initial four months have flown by and I have not had anything but positive comments from people. Good luck!
by MegP60+
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adults - how do you cope?
Replies: 23
Views: 4575

Adults - how do you cope?

I work in a professional environment and have full metal braces, the only option for me. When I first got my braces on, there were very few comments from people, however, I dreaded having to go out to dinner with a group of visiting business people - I suffer from anxiety like you. However, when we ...
by MegP60+
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Electric Toothbrush Heads
Replies: 5
Views: 2987

Electric toothbrush heads

I have the Oral B Triumph with Smart Guide, and it apparently gives you a warning when you need to replace your brushhead, based on number of minutes used. So far I have not had to replace the brushhead, and I have had the toothbrush for two months, using it at least three times a day.
by MegP60+
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160686

Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42

Cathy, you have such a pretty smile already after such a short time in braces.
by MegP60+
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: River's Naked Teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 3524

River's Naked Teeth

Wow, what a difference, your teeth look beautiful now! Thanks for sharing the pics.
by MegP60+
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42...
Replies: 665
Views: 160686

Catgyrl's (Cathy's) Journey at age 42

Cathy, you new brackets look wonderful, and it is great to see that you are so happy with them. I am definitely jealous!