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by MikeLewis
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual Braces- How "incognito" are they???
Replies: 4
Views: 3591

Re: Lingual Braces- How "incognito" are they???

Thanks for the input. Its something I have to think about.
by MikeLewis
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: People keep noticing!
Replies: 3
Views: 3407

Re: People keep noticing!

Hmmm. I was considering lingual braces so they could be hidden. I'm on the short side, so I guess they would be noticeable (on my bottoms) on me. :?
by MikeLewis
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual Braces- How "incognito" are they???
Replies: 4
Views: 3591

Lingual Braces- How "incognito" are they???

I've had braces before, but my lower teeth have shifted. I occassionally think about getting that corrected, especially since one tooth is beginning to be awkwardly angled. But I'm reluctant to go through the whole social thing with visible braces. Today, at work, I discovered that a co-worker had l...
by MikeLewis
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: My Blog About My Ortho Experience & Braces Generally (Come share)
Replies: 1
Views: 3294

My Blog About My Ortho Experience & Braces Generally (Come share)

I put together my blog, not only to share my own experience as an adult with braces, but also to share my memories of friends I knew with braces growing up, and recollections of how braces have changed throughout the years. This is a family oriented blog, which I hope will be of interest to those wh...
by MikeLewis
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Rockin' the Braces Again at 32
Replies: 55
Views: 14752

Re: Rockin' the Braces Again at 32

Best wishes on your treatment. I had braces a few years ago at age 33, and had them for 2 years. I never had braces before that. From the name of your post having the word "again" I'm guessing this is your second time with ortho treatment. Did you have braces before as a kid or teen? How do the expe...
by MikeLewis
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?
Replies: 30
Views: 3715

Re: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?

I got clear braces on my top teeth and metal on my bottom. The reason being that I was seeking a more "discreet" (not invisible, just more discreet) look, and thats what my ortho recommended. I was pretty happy with that choice. When I wanted to be discreet, I got clear ligatures. In cases where I m...
by MikeLewis
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Adult Newbie Here
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Adult Newbie Here

Welcome to the world of ortho. I had braces some years ago in my 30s, and had clear on top, metal on bottom. One positive about the clear is that, although they are still visible, they are more discreet when you want them to be. And when you dont want them to be discreet, you can deck them out in co...
by MikeLewis
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 33597

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

When I had braces, I didn't give up hardly anything. Not coffee, not gum, not popcorn. I made up for it in part by heavy brushing, which seemed to do the trick.
by MikeLewis
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces at 33
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: My Braces at 33

[quote="tillybrace"]welcome, and it also appears congratulations, but i also have so may questions Thank you! is the way you eat different post braces different? Really, not too different at all. what type of braces did you have? Full braces. Clear brackets on top. Metal brackets on bottom. Elastics...
by MikeLewis
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi I'm new!
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Hi I'm new!

Hey!! I got my braces on at 33, and had them for two years. Theyre off now, and I have never regretted having them
by MikeLewis
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Professionals with braces: thoughts or concerns?
Replies: 27
Views: 3561

Re: Professionals with braces: thoughts or concerns?

Some years ago, at age 33, I got braces and had them for 2 years. I am an attorney, and although I felt just a slight tinge of embarrasment at first, my braces eventually became a non-issue. People comment at first, because they are not used to seeing you with braces, but after less than a week, the...
by MikeLewis
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1090
Views: 181243

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I got braces for the very first time at age 33. I was surprised at that age to be told I had a serious problem that needed correction, after no such mention for years before. It was an interesting experience, and a decision I dont regret.
by MikeLewis
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces at 33
Replies: 3
Views: 641

My Braces at 33

A few years ago, I embarked on an orthodocntic journey as an adult with braces. I started my treatment following a yearly checkup with my dentist, when I was told I had some serious crowding that if untreated could result in losing some teeth. I was suprised, but set up my appointment with an orthod...