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
282
15%
22 to 29
708
37%
30 to 39
558
29%
40 to 49
243
13%
50 to 59
104
5%
60 plus
21
1%
 
Total votes: 1916

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Alberto25
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Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

#1006 Post by Alberto25 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:28 pm

14 years

sim3jam
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Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

#1007 Post by sim3jam » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:42 am

21 years old! Started in August and had my first follow up today!

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

#1008 Post by yendisderaj » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:04 pm

I first wore braces from age 14-16. But, being the BRILLIANT teenager that I was, I insisted that my permanent retainers be removed and I never wore my removable retainers. Fast forward 22 years and I have braces, AGAIN!

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

#1009 Post by turtle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:18 pm

I hot braces at age 12 but have had some type of metal in my mouth starting at age 5. I was quite burnt out on treatment by the time my braces came off that I didn't wear my retainers as instructed and after a while they didn't fit anymore. At age 19 I decided to have new retainers made to prevent further relapse and also ease jaw pain.

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

#1010 Post by pteryxm » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:12 pm

I got braces 4 months ago, I am currently 22 and expected to wear it until the age of 25. A long way to go!

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

#1011 Post by korikelly » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:17 pm

2 weeks ago at 44. Ugh

xiixii85
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Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

#1012 Post by xiixii85 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:43 pm

I got braces 7 weeks ago, I’m currently 31 (will be 32 in 5 weeks).

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

#1013 Post by bracefaceislife » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:35 am

21 for a year and half! In real life, my age is a bit high, but not online apparently!! Anyways

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

#1014 Post by unrulybananapeel » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:30 am

I’m 19, and I got my braces yesterday. I had to get four teeth pulled last week in order for there to be enough room because of the crowding. Although I’m 19 and in college, I looked about 13-14 before, so now I look even younger. No one believes me when I tell them I’m turning 20 soon lol

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

#1015 Post by adisa » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:53 pm

I was 28 when they put installed all the metal stuff, and expected to have them on for 2 years.

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

#1016 Post by bracefaceislife » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:03 pm

unrulybananapeel wrote:I’m 19, and I got my braces yesterday. I had to get four teeth pulled last week in order for there to be enough room because of the crowding. Although I’m 19 and in college, I looked about 13-14 before, so now I look even younger. No one believes me when I tell them I’m turning 20 soon lol
21 and mistaken for 16 all the time! This is going to be my life

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

#1017 Post by Rocketgirl » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:01 pm

I got braces this year at 58!! I had retainers as a kid, but both the dentist and ortho said that it wasn’t uncommon for teeth to begin to shift around at this age. They looked awful and one of my bottom teeth was so crooked that it stuck out and was routinely cutting my lower lip.
Of course now the entire inside of my mouth gets slashed up on a regular basis!! Oh well, I got them in late May and they straightening part has pretty much already happened.

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

#1018 Post by embracethebraceface » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:33 pm

I got them on at 20. At first I had Invisalign, but I experienced problems with them and being out of state from the orthodontist only exacerbated the issues. At one point, the Invisalign didn't fit right and it hurt to the point where my gums became severely swollen (not the normal swollen when transitioning) and wearing them would make my gums bleed. I believe my teeth didn't transition the way anticipated, so the next few batches accomplished nothing. Even with metal braces, they're still moving A LOT slower than anticipated. & I just wonder are they really taking a good look at my teeth? So then I switched to both metal and ceramic braces. I'm 24 and still have braces. It's been a very long process.

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

#1019 Post by metalmouthmama » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:03 am

I got my braces on in August 2017 at age 38.

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

#1020 Post by INBC » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:27 pm

Got braces around age 12-13. My ortho at the time completely failed to diagnose or address my jaw asymmetry so I'm setting up consultations for a second round of braces and jaw surgery at 27 years old. So excited to finally fix my smile!

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