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by Aler58
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Member bound for Braces at 66
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: New Member bound for Braces at 66

Late to the party but welcome to the over 50's and over club! I got my braces at 59 and turned 60 in November. I opted for ceramic top and metal bottom and am progressing nicely. My orthodontist predicted 18 months but I am hoping to cut some of that off when I get rubber bands. I have my 10 month a...
by Aler58
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 and braced
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: 60 and braced

I got braces in March, 2018 at 59 ( I turn 60 Nov 8) and started with thin arch wires. Every 6 weeks, either the top or bottom wires have gotten larger. Last appointment a power chain was added for the 4 front teeth only. I opted for ceramic top and metal bottom with clear ligatures on top and silve...
by Aler58
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 59
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Braces at 59

I got my braces on at age 59! Mine were put on in March and I also went through the phase of "what the heck am I doing?" I also find myself clenching my teeth pretty often, especially as my bite seems to keep changing. It gets better. I had my arch wire replaced for the first time a couple of weeks ...
by Aler58
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi, can anyone show me a photo of wire ties with ceramic brackets?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Hi, can anyone show me a photo of wire ties with ceramic brackets?

I think you have to have made 10 posts in order to see files.
by Aler58
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: 65 and Getting Braced
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: 65 and Getting Braced

Good for you! I am 59 and got my braces on in March of this year.
by Aler58
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi, can anyone show me a photo of wire ties with ceramic brackets?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Hi, can anyone show me a photo of wire ties with ceramic brackets?

I much prefer the wires because they don't stain and are coated with something similar to teflon. The wires aren't in contact with my teeth, they fit in the same place as the rubber ligatures do. I go in for my 2nd appointment since getting braced in March. I imagine I'm due for a new arch wire as t...
by Aler58
Mon May 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hi, can anyone show me a photo of wire ties with ceramic brackets?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Hi, can anyone show me a photo of wire ties with ceramic brackets?

Here is a picture of my ceramic top braces with the wire teflon ties. I also originally had rubber band ligatures which stained quickly from coffee.
by Aler58
Tue May 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Free at last, free at last
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Free at last, free at last

Wow, they look great! Congratulations!
by Aler58
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Journey Begins
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Journey Begins

I will get my first adjustment next Monday. There is one two bottom tooth that was way out of line with the rest of my teeth. The adjacent one was not quite as bad but both had suffered chipping over the years because my bite was so off. When the wire was attached, you could really see a "zig zag' o...
by Aler58
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: power chains good lord the pain
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: power chains good lord the pain

I am beginning to dread it when I have to get power chains..........
by Aler58
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 51 - Braces first time.
Replies: 39
Views: 2837

Re: 51 - Braces first time.

Welcome to the over 50's club
by Aler58
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie to the forum - expected treatment times?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Newbie to the forum - expected treatment times?

Wow, lucky you to get them off much sooner than expected!
by Aler58
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?
Replies: 30
Views: 3264

Re: Metal vs Clear: Who wins?

I have clear ceramic on top and metal on the bottom.
by Aler58
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Journey thus far...
Replies: 36
Views: 2567

Re: My Journey thus far...

Congratulations! I got my brackets and arch wires on three days after you got your arch wire. We are in this journey together for the next 18 months!!
by Aler58
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Journey Begins
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Journey Begins

I just looked up self-ligating, pretty nice concept! A 12 month sentence sounds wonderful.