Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

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At What Age Did You Start Your Current Orthodontic Treatment?

18 to 21
307
15%
22 to 29
736
36%
30 to 39
596
29%
40 to 49
267
13%
50 to 59
117
6%
60 plus
26
1%
 
Total votes: 2049

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Adienl
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Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 4:27 am

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

#841 Post by Adienl »

I got my braces in the beginning of this year. I am currently 20 years old.

Moops
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Joined: Fri May 06, 2016 1:57 pm

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

#842 Post by Moops »

First time at about 15, second time at 32.

Bmac88
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Joined: Fri May 06, 2016 6:52 pm

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

#843 Post by Bmac88 »

The first time I was 11, didn't wear my retainer.. fast forward to 28 and im back in them :)

louis
Posts: 47
Joined: Mon May 09, 2016 6:25 am

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

#844 Post by louis »

28 for me, never had them before.

Enforcer
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Joined: Wed May 18, 2016 6:17 pm

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

#845 Post by Enforcer »

I was 35. I had wanted braces for a long time and was finally able to get them when a local orthodontist made an offer that I couldn't refuse!

FixMyOpenBitePlz
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Joined: Tue May 24, 2016 5:08 pm

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

#846 Post by FixMyOpenBitePlz »

I got them on when I was 10, but they relapsed because the orthondontist basically didn't "catch" my open bite. I think he just didn't care about his patients and cared more about the money

jfriend33
Posts: 263
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:07 pm

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

#847 Post by jfriend33 »

FixMyOpenBitePlz wrote:I got them on when I was 10, but they relapsed because the orthondontist basically didn't "catch" my open bite. I think he just didn't care about his patients and cared more about the money
Ditto.

I have overheard surgeons at other facilities insist that after orthognatic surgery and braces, with a proper bite, the tongue will rest on the bony ridge of the palate. This does happen sometime but it's no guarantee.

Are you planning on being retreated? What are your symptoms?

FixMyOpenBitePlz
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Joined: Tue May 24, 2016 5:08 pm

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

#848 Post by FixMyOpenBitePlz »

I know I have an open bite and severe overjet/overbite.

Have been lurking this forums obsessively trying to see people's experiences in having these bites treated non-surgically. It's frustrating to consider braces again in your 20s and observing how everyone else's teen ortho treatments had no problems.

Guts117
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Joined: Fri May 20, 2016 7:03 am

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

#849 Post by Guts117 »

I'm getting mine at 24 in 6 days !

whitney555
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Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 1:33 pm

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

#850 Post by whitney555 »

I got mine a week after turning 28! I guess you could call it a birthday present to myself

golfgirl
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Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:20 pm

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

#851 Post by golfgirl »

My brace is also a birthday present to myself - my 50th (in a few months. I'm hoping it'll be off by then)! I had no real problems, just a naughty little top upper-left "fang-type" incisor that overlapped my front tooth a little. It had been getting worse and worse over the last 20 years so I decided to treat myself. :D

Bracefacekris
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Joined: Sun May 29, 2016 11:50 am

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

#852 Post by Bracefacekris »

I got mine on just after turning 31! Parents couldn't afford it, so I got to pay for it myself. I constantly tell my husband it's probably better this way as I'm appreciating the journey, probably wouldn't have if I got them younger.

blackwidow
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:46 am

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

#853 Post by blackwidow »

I had them before when I was a teenager, but I've never been happy with the results so I'm getting them again now at 32. I want my perfect smile!

Metalgirl
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:00 pm

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

#854 Post by Metalgirl »

At age 60, when I first got them my Orthodonist told me I would have to wear them for 20 months, I had to wear them only 12 months. Now I have the retainer

Kittenboo72
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Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:53 am

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

#855 Post by Kittenboo72 »

I got braces at 18 after years of thinking we'd never be able to afford them, a local orthodontist was donated 1000 dollars by a local family. The orthodontist matched that and chose one person to recieve it so they could begin treatment. My teeth were so jacked up & we were so poor that they chose me. It really was a miracle.

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