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by TheProfessor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

I've just read your entire story, I am so excited for you! It has been a journey but it will be so worth it. Your smile is amazing! Just a little longer hopefully! :-** Thanks for the complement! Im glad that my story is helpful to others. Like everyone else says, my only regret is not getting brac...
by TheProfessor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adult braces and professional life
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Adult braces and professional life

This makes me feel so much better!! I'm an academic myself (and being a short 29 year old, am often mistaken as a student) and tomorrow is my first class with having my braces on. You've made me feel a lot better about it! I also have a job interview with a different faculty in a few weeks which I ...
by TheProfessor
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What does everybody put in smoothies?
Replies: 25
Views: 1657

Re: What does everybody put in smoothies?

Add some almond butter for extra protein and deliciousness. :D
by TheProfessor
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

Hang in there Professor. I can understand your disappointment. Soon, very soon! I am wondering if they just start teasing us at the end of our treatment with talk about debracing before we are really at that point. Just a thought.... I'm over it now--I can see what the problem is and want it to be ...
by TheProfessor
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

oldfart wrote:What's your retainer story going to be?
Definitely a fixed retainer and essix on bottom, top still up for debate. I forgot to ask about it today...
by TheProfessor
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

I had my 14th adjustment this morning. I went in feeling hopeful that we would be able to schedule my debracing appointments, but the ortho said not yet! I have the same elastic tie over my front 4 teeth and a new power chain on top and an additional elastic tie connecting my 6 lower front teeth. I'...
by TheProfessor
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will I look bad without braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 3777

Re: Will I look bad without braces?

Straight teeth with braces look better than crooked teeth without braces. Straight teeth without braces look even better! :D
by TheProfessor
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did you choose metal braces, or an alternative and why?
Replies: 31
Views: 2519

Re: Did you choose metal braces, or an alternative and

I have clear brackets on my upper 6 front teeth. My orthodontist recommends this setup for adults, but I could have chosen metal. I was a very nervous ortho patient at the beginning and liked the idea of the clear brackets being less visible from a distance since I talk in front of large groups of p...
by TheProfessor
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 57 and braces again
Replies: 59
Views: 7394

Re: 57 and braces again

Your teeth are looking great! Such a dramatic change in 17 months! Your teeth should start to feel more stable now that the major movements are done. A few of my lower incisors felt really loose through most of my treatment, but seemed to have stabilized in the last couple of months.
by TheProfessor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You can never be too prepared
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: You can never be too prepared

You guys inspired me to clean out my "oral hygiene" drawer. Here's what I found: 6 toothbrushes (3 regular and 3 travel), 5 different partially used full-sized toothpastes, 6 travel toothpastes, >50 floss threaders, package of superfloss (I don't like it), glide threader floss (I love this stuff), 3...
by TheProfessor
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

What an amazing transformation, you are going to end up with a lovely result and pretty soon from what you are saying. Your bite looks good from the photos so I guess you are at the refinements stage? Thanks, NeilH. I'm definitely in the refinements stage now. I've been wearing triangle elastics si...
by TheProfessor
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

Bracesat57 wrote:Fantastic progress! Your teeth look awesome!
Thanks! I still can't believe that some brackets, a wire, and 2 years brought my lower incisors into line!
by TheProfessor
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 30 - FINALLY!
Replies: 41
Views: 13676

Re: Braces at 30 - FINALLY!

Welcome to the club! I had a similar story to yours and didn't convince myself to overcome my dental fears and get my teeth straightened out until my late 30s. I'm now close to the end of 2 years in braces and I'm so happy I did this for myself! You should be proud of yourself for taking the plunge!...
by TheProfessor
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I'm going to get braces this year!
Replies: 390
Views: 40243

Re: I'm going to get braces this year!

Awesome result! Congratulations!!! :-88
by TheProfessor
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: The Professor's Story of Braces at 40 (with pics)
Replies: 278
Views: 31072

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

And here are some wireless update pics: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/923/E60OKG.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/922/zW6w4T.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/924/ZVwC2V.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/924/2J1WDA.jpg Day 1 pic for comparison...