Search found 440 matches

by TheProfessor
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 29453

Re: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)

Hi gang! April 20 was my one year post-braces anniversary! Everything is going great--I wear my top Essex retainer every night and the bottom a couple of nights a week to make sure the fixed retainer is doing its job. I interviewed for my current job while I had full braces. Even though I was 21 mon...
by TheProfessor
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here, Newly Braced and 1st post!
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: New here, Newly Braced and 1st post!

You should be very proud of yourself! My story was very similar to yours. I finally worked up the courage to get braces when I was 39, wore them for just over 2 years, and I'll celebrate 1 year of straight teeth next month. Even though I was really scared to get braces, it turned out to be a lot les...
by TheProfessor
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long did it take for your ortho to put brackets on "that one crooked tooth?"
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: How long did it take for your ortho to put brackets on "that one crooked tooth?"

My bottom teeth were really similar to yours when I started with braces. I had 2 teeth that were back too far for the archwire on the first day. One was tied to the archwire with a wire and the other was left alone. At my first adjustment at 8 weeks, that tooth was added to the archwire and the brac...
by TheProfessor
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are Off!
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Braces are Off!

Amazing transformation! Enjoy your naked smile!!!
by TheProfessor
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Scared, 36
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Scared, 36

You can do it!!! If your smile has bothered you since you were a kid, there is no time like the present to fix it! I had braces for just over 2 years from age 39-41 and survived it. My parents barely took me to the dentist when I was young and I developed a strong dental phobia. My teeth were a litt...
by TheProfessor
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New braces at 39... a lot of concerns...
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: New braces at 39... a lot of concerns...

I felt exactly the same way when I got braces 2 months before my 40th birthday. I was extremely self conscious at first and my strategy to deal with it was to pretend the braces weren't there. Beckett is right, most adults will never mention your braces even though they will definitely notice them (...
by TheProfessor
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are off for good this time!
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Braces are off for good this time!

Beautiful result!!! I hope the positioner works for you--keep us posted! :-88
by TheProfessor
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brace-face No More!! :)
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Brace-face No More!! :)

Now that's a beautiful smile! Congratulations on a great result--aren't braces wonderful?!? :jump:
by TheProfessor
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Things to do/eat before getting your braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: Things to do/eat before getting your braces?

The thing I missed the most when I had braces was corn-on-the-cob! I had my braces put on in March so I didn't think to do this (and it would have been very hard to find at that time of year!) Eat lots of it now when it is in season!!!!
by TheProfessor
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 29453

Re: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)

I am amazed at your transformation. It helps to see your photos! I keep fretting over my "horsey" teeth and my bite alignment on the front - I can feel my bottom teeth behind my top ones - they touch (I worry a bit too much) but seeing your photos of your side profile and your bite - mine looks lik...
by TheProfessor
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58
Replies: 93
Views: 12451

Re: Carriere, Lingual Arch, Ceramic Braces at 58

Congratulations! Your smile is beautiful!!! :dance: :-88
by TheProfessor
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?
Replies: 19
Views: 16551

Re: Has anyone's face shape gone back to normal after braces removed?

My cheeks started to look hollow during my second year of braces and people who hadn't seen me in a while would tell me that I looked like I had lost weight. One friend even commented that my face looked different, but not in a bad way. I've now had my braces off for just over 2 months and my face h...
by TheProfessor
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fed up, waiting for appointments = doubling brace time!!
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Fed up, waiting for appointments = doubling brace time!!

Maybe you can ask them to call you if someone cancels an appointment so that you can get your adjustment earlier. I was always really pushy with the front desk when they tried to give me an appointment that was later than the orthodontist said. The squeaky wheel gets the grease (as long as you are n...
by TheProfessor
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning

Hi everyone, I've had my braces off for just over 8 weeks. I have a permanent retainer on my lowers and I've had an Essix retainer on top since a week after debracing and a new Essix on the bottom since this Wednesday (as a backup for the permanent retainer). I wore the top retainer full time for 2 ...
by TheProfessor
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is going through an airport with braces weird/awkward?
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

Re: is going through an airport with braces weird/awkward?

I flew lots of times when I had braces and nothing weird ever happened when I went through security. There's not enough metal in braces to set off the THIS IS SPAM PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR. THIS IS SPAM PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR. THIS IS SPAM PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR. TH...