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by 41Braced
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 41 - this is happening!
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Braces at 41 - this is happening!

How is it going by now? Oh wow gold braces, that's so cool. 8) They never suggested that to me! Don't worry too much about the pain, it will subside in the next couple of days! My first days I was worried that i could never (well the next 2 years) eat a hamburger anymore but a few weeks later I was...
by 41Braced
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 41 - this is happening!
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Braces at 41 - this is happening!

Hello! Congrats! I am 20 years old and just got braced! I am so excited for this journey and path to improve my confidence! I already can not wait to get them off,lol! Haha, I know! I still have a very long way to go and I already want them off! The wires have really been poking me the last two day...
by 41Braced
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 41 - this is happening!
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Braces at 41 - this is happening!

Hello! I am two weeks in and thought it would be a good time to update. I had a lot of pain the last two weeks and could barely eat anything. My poor boyfriend had to deal with me being so crabby because all I wanted was food, meat in particular. I guess this means I could never become a vegetarian!...
by 41Braced
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 41 - this is happening!
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Braces at 41 - this is happening!

Yesterday was the big day and I finally have braces on. It's really, really weird. I think I may have said that 5 times after I was all done. But, let me start by explaining in detail what happened. My appointment was at 7:30 a.m. and of course I couldn't sleep the night before so I was pretty tired...
by 41Braced
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Things I have learned in 7 weeks!
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Things I have learned in 7 weeks!

My big day for getting braces is tomorrow. It’s been on my mind all night, basically the unknown of it all. This is helpful, thank you.
by 41Braced
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First time braces at 33
Replies: 82
Views: 19519

Re: First time braces at 33

I am glad you are recovering and am so inspired by your journey so far, thank you for posting. I get braces on Friday and have a challenging 2.5 years ahead of me. I have the vampire tooth thing going on as well and really hate my current smile. But at least we are finally doing something about it, ...
by 41Braced
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Dating with braces- should you tell your date beforehand?
Replies: 8
Views: 6575

Re: Dating with braces- should you tell your date beforehand?

I have to be honest, I was very uneasy and self-conscious about my BF even seeing my teeth. My teeth don't naturally show much when speaking and I NEVER smile with my teeth showing. I'm sure he caught glimpses of them but never said anything and didn't seem to care. However, one day after we moved i...
by 41Braced
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 30+ Years. Finally!
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: 30+ Years. Finally!

BraceFaceMom47, I'm 41 and getting braces for the first time on Friday. It's nice to find others in my age range going through this. My teeth are a mess and I'm not exactly looking forward to dealing with all of this. Honestly, I'm more concerned about how it's going to feel at this point, than how ...
by 41Braced
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Introduction!
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: My Introduction!

Hello! I'm 41 and getting braces for the first time on Friday. I have a lot of issues related to my bite too but nothing that required surgery (or at least it was never brought up as an option/recommendation for me). However, it did result in having an extended treatment plan (2.5 years estimated). ...
by 41Braced
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second time in braces since 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Second time in braces since 2014

Robyn, I'm so surprised that your previous Ortho didn't make you wear a retainer?! I'm getting braces on Friday and both my Dentist, Ortho, and Periodontist said the best thing you can do is wear your retainer full time for a year and then at night forever. Not exactly looking forward to any of this...
by 41Braced
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 41 - this is happening!
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Braces at 41 - this is happening!

I just found the diagnostic findings in my office and thought I'd throw them on here: Facial Profile is well balanced Lip posture is normal Symmetry of the face appears normal Upper front teeth are left of center with the facial midline by 1mm Lower front teeth are right of center by 1 mm Back teeth...
by 41Braced
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 5 Months Already!
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: 5 Months Already!

This is super exciting to hear! I get braces on Friday and haven’t exactly been looking forward to the long process but reading posts like this helps!
by 41Braced
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Really excited, but mostly scared for debracing!!
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Really excited, but mostly scared for debracing!!

I’m so excited for you! I’m just getting braces put on this Friday. How did everything turn out?
by 41Braced
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces Off Soon - Scared My Teeth Aren't Straight
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Braces Off Soon - Scared My Teeth Aren't Straight

I agree that you should bring this up to your Ortho. If you’ve put all the time and money into straightening your teeth, the final results should be what you want. Good luck!
by 41Braced
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First Timer at 28 (nearly 29!)
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: First Timer at 28 (nearly 29!)

I have the same problem you have where I have 2 teeth that are pushed so far back/crooked that they look missing. I’m getting braces on Friday for the first time (at 41) and found your post encouraging. It is hard to deal with this as an adult and people can be total brats but it is empowering to fi...