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by oldguy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 48 getting braced this week and NERVOUS!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: 48 getting braced this week and NERVOUS!!!

You are at a good age to get things aligned........You will second guess your decision, but it was the right one. I am in my late 60's and developed a problem where I was chipping teeth, and not able to eat properly, 3 months in braces , no more teeth hitting teeth. Keeping things clean is going to ...
by oldguy
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after 60
Replies: 17
Views: 2142

Re: Braces after 60

Hi........ Believe it or not I'm older; The discomfort is part of the process. Don't be afraid to eat solid food it actually helps your teeth to move in the proper position.. I too have Damon. Don't worry your brackets are really bonded. Over the last year and a half, I have had 3 brackets break off...
by oldguy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Damon Braces Journey/Open Bite
Replies: 104
Views: 14466

Re: Damon Braces Journey/Open Bite

Good luck.........I see your having Damon, that's what I have, and in the last 16 Months
I was surprised how much my arches were expanded with just the braces. The worst
part is the waiting for them to go on............You will do fine.

Oldguy
by oldguy
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braces on at 57
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: braces on at 57

57..........You are a youngster.....I have you by almost 10 years.......Wish I was 57.

In time you will wish as I do, that I did not do this sooner...but some things can

not be planned.


Good Luck Oldguy
by oldguy
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I don't know about you but I'm feeling (ALMOST) 22 in braces
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: I don't know about you but I'm feeling (ALMOST) 22 in br

Thanks for the reply........ I have read many stories where bonded retainers fail...I have used Hawley retainers before and I think I will reject the bonded retainers...I want to floss without special equipment (Threaders) I have waited too long to be able to floss normally. So someone sees a wire o...
by oldguy
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I don't know about you but I'm feeling (ALMOST) 22 in braces
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: I don't know about you but I'm feeling (ALMOST) 22 in br

I two have Damon for the last 15 months....Metal.and elastics. Has your Ortho indicated what Retainers he/she will
provide? Hope I am close, but I am older........and teeth move much slower........hope I can be done by Christmas.

Good luck

old guy
by oldguy
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello! New and scared!
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Hello! New and scared!

18 is a perfect age........You understand that the longer the teeth are not aligned and set up for a proper bite ........the longer it takes to relocate them to the proper alignment. When you get older, your jaw changes, and your teeth move. Mine started slamming into one another. I'm in my 60's.......
by oldguy
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: First Orthodontic visit coming up...nervous!

Old Guy here........... I wish I got braces at 53, every year you wait makes it harder to align your teeth properly, think Red Wood Trees. Due to my alignment, I was breaking chunks of my lower teeth and wearing them down. I'm in my 60's and have had metal Damon top and bottom for a year and a half ...
by oldguy
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally Got Them!
Replies: 54
Views: 8168

Re: Finally Got Them!

Very impressive.........you are on your way..

I'm old and things are not moving like you.

all the more reason to get going while you are young.

I have had the most problem on the lower, lots of

discomfort......hope it's better for you.

Oldguy
by oldguy
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Old Ladyy 2nd adjustment news!!
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Old Ladyy 2nd adjustment news!!

Old lady...not I have you by a couple years.....just had an adjustment...that's what they call it for Damon braces. New wire and additional elastic, I have had one for 4 months. Elastics are a piece of cake, Power chains another issue. Discomfort only lasts a couple of days When we are done we will ...
by oldguy
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: cdnbracegirl's story: Finally getting braces at age 30
Replies: 86
Views: 11345

Re: cdnbracegirl's story: Finally getting braces at age 30

Don't understand "Speed braces" The faster you move something doesn't mean that that is a good thing. I'm a year into braces and let me tell you my next adjustment I'm going to tell the ortho to slow down. This first year passed so fast it's amazing. The braces become part of you, you don't even thi...
by oldguy
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: Newbie!

If you are old.........I am an antique....I'm twice your age.

Believe me get the braces now........I think it is much harder

after the teeth have been in the jaws an extra 30+ years.

I am at a year in and should have done this years ago.

Oldguy
by oldguy
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: The 3 week wait !!
Replies: 77
Views: 7673

Re: The 3 week wait !!

The discomfort I had at first was the teeth that were the most out of line or rotated. Once the wire starts to move them you will feel much better about chewing. I was surprised that once I started biting down on them, most of the pain was gone. My ortho gave me a bite wafer...like a baby chewie. I'...
by oldguy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Damon Braces...How long til start seeing changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Damon Braces...How long til start seeing changes?

I have Damons Metal top and bottom for a year now...you will see the change. I have very little space between my 32 teeth....yes I have all of them. The first indication of movement was using the GUM tree flosser it wouldn't fit between on one day, the next it would. My understanding is in my case t...
by oldguy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello.....Invu or Clarity? 40 too old?
Replies: 23
Views: 2724

Re: Hello.....Invu or Clarity? 40 too old?

Oh to be 40 again............. I put off correcting my teeth ..I'm in my 60's.....All at once I have a bite problem and teeth are hitting one another... and damage Solution; Get them aligned or loose them one at a time. I have braces for a year now.......and yah it hurts at times....not a factor. I ...