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POLL: HOW MANY OF YOU ARE OVER 40????
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:44 am
As I am 44 yrs of age, and have a otho consultation, I was curious how many over 40's there were out there getting braces. Just wondering.... thanks Lori
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:56 am
I was 38 when I got my braces, I'm now 41 and they just came off.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:25 am
I'll be 42 in 3 weeks time.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:54 am
There was a poll on this, but it was back in September, 2006. At that time, about 20% of the 1400+ respondents were over 40.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:57 am
thanks Betty! I was just curious as I have just a few days ago found this website. Very interesting. Thanks again. Lori
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:18 pm
Hi, discomom. I'm 26 and just got my braces yesterday. But I go to church with a lady who I would estimate is in her late 50's (she's got adult grandchildren) and she got braces a few months ago. I actually see it a lot in my area.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:41 pm
43 here and getting mine on next week.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:11 pm
I'm 56 and a grandpa, too! Just got mine on July 12
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:58 pm
It sounds like I will be in good company! My ortho appt. isn't until next week, but I have a feeling that I will be wearing a "tin grin" soon. thanks for responding to this. It is really interesting to know. Have a great night! Lori
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:55 pm
I'm 42 and just finished with braces and double jaw surgery....wish I would have done it earlier! I started the process at 40 1/2!
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:28 pm
Same age as Betty, tomorrow in fact.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:14 pm
Thanks for the wishes, KK. I shall have had two birthdays in braces, but I sincerely hope there won't be a third!!
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:16 pm
I started at 48 this March, big 50 next June and hopefully by then heading for completion. After 5 months I can say it's no big deal but I wish I had started earlier. Anyway, the second 50 years will be with great teeth and no headache's!!
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:31 pm
I started this a few days short of 48. I had hoped to be wire free for my 50th. My ortho and I changed treatment plans and I really don't know (or care) how old I'll be when we're done. As long as I have less TMJ and grinding issues I'll be happy. If I have a nice smile I'll be ecstatic. I figure that will be around 52. (Of course I don't feel that old most of the time)
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:12 pm
"43 here and getting mine on next week."
is exactly what I would answer here. Kind of a second timer though braces-wise.
I posted about this here last week.