Am I the oldest in active treatment?

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isthistaken
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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#16 Post by isthistaken » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:53 pm

very encouraging, Tim!

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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#17 Post by plugnickel69 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:47 am

Wow, Tim, almost three years. Glad it was worth it and you're still following happenings here six years later. Do you ever miss your braces?

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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#18 Post by TimSeattle » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:10 pm

plugnickel69 wrote:Wow, Tim, almost three years. Glad it was worth it and you're still following happenings here six years later. Do you ever miss your braces?
Every day I wore braces was worth it. I don't miss braces, but if I had to do it over again at my age (64), I'd do it without hesitation. I'm really glad that you posted about older adults with braces. I think that older adults who are in braces/have had braces should support each other.

Yes, I'm one of the original 10 members of this version of the forum and pop in now and then, though not regularly.

Take care and hang in there.
"Every tooth in a man's mouth is more valuable than a diamond" Don Quixote

Braces On: 5/2004
Braces Off: 3/2007

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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#19 Post by plugnickel69 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:16 am

Make sure you come back and visit us every once in a while!

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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#20 Post by Dee17 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:57 pm

I am 54 -- will be 55 in August. Most of my self-consciousness is gone now, thank goodness. Still somewhat embarrassed but I've mostly been able to get past that.
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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#21 Post by plugnickel69 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:11 pm

I think it's hard to get rid of the self-consciousness as I'm almost always aware of the braces, but I've never felt embarrassed. My view is that most people don't care at all, and as I've said many times before, many of the others probably envy us for having the courage to go ahead and fix our orthodontic problems, so there's no reason to be embarrassed.

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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#22 Post by marybee » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:11 pm

I was 55 and no concerns. I want these to be my "forever teeth"!

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Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

#23 Post by plugnickel69 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:41 pm

There must be someone lurking out there older than 66!

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