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
303
15%
22 to 29
730
36%
30 to 39
588
29%
40 to 49
259
13%
50 to 59
115
6%
60 plus
23
1%
 
Total votes: 2018

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braceace
Posts: 36
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 pm

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

#1066 Post by braceace » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:17 am

I got them last week at 30. I wish I had known I needed them when I was younger, like when I was 19, because I hear that bringing down an impacted canine is much more successful the younger you are, but the dentist I had as a teen never told me that I had that, or that I had so many baby teeth. OR that I could have closed the gaps caused by two molar extractions before causing upper jaw deterioration...>.>

My parents would have never been able to afford braces, so 19 would have been the time when I could have pursued it myself.

quickredfox
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:59 am

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

#1067 Post by quickredfox » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:16 am

32 here, just got them.
Should have gotten them as a kid, but my mom (and dentist!) didn't think it was medically necessary.

jeffhere
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:59 pm

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

#1068 Post by jeffhere » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:03 pm

23. Regret it though, functional change but no aesthetic change

Bloomsbury
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Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:04 pm

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

#1069 Post by Bloomsbury » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:06 pm

I’m getting mine in 2 weeks and I’m 24. A lot of people have told me their only regret was waiting so long when I tell them I feel too old

Teslathecat
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Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 am

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

#1070 Post by Teslathecat » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:12 pm

32. It's been 3 years and 7 months. Hopefully my braces will be off in a month or 2.

Janeharrison
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:01 am

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

#1071 Post by Janeharrison » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:05 am

At 28, just over 5 years ago. I have In-ovation c brackets

DeSnek
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Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:40 pm

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

#1072 Post by DeSnek » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:44 pm

Just turned 29 a few days ago and I’m about to take the plunge. I wish I got them sooner but I’m excited nonetheless!

lildropofsunshine
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:47 am

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

#1073 Post by lildropofsunshine » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:57 am

I'm 28 and will be getting braces soon...hopefully within the next few weeks!

thebalconyfool
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Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 pm

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

#1074 Post by thebalconyfool » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:26 pm

I'm about to take the plunge at 50! Nervous, but also excited. I was happy to see I'm not alone here on the board as I noticed there are some others in my age group as well. :)

gorillatoad
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 pm

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

#1075 Post by gorillatoad » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:53 am

38! Would have loved to have gotten them earlier, especially since my angled wisdom teeth made the crowding much worse over the adult years, but c'est la vie. I'm 2 weeks in to 2-3 years... trying not to think about it. :)

Botoxandbraces
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Joined: Thu May 02, 2019 1:30 am

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

#1076 Post by Botoxandbraces » Thu May 02, 2019 1:37 am

37! Had them for two years as a kid, didn’t wear my retainer, and now I’ve decided to go through a whole mouth reconstruction to prep for veneers and metal braces is part of the treatment plan.

I’m currently about 6 months in to an 18 month sentence...and in lots of pain due to a big tightening/adjustment two days ago. Can’t sleep. Ouch!

WooHooYeah
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:53 am

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

#1077 Post by WooHooYeah » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:58 am

I'm 46 and will be making a consultation appointment soon. I've been wanting to for a long time but had a son in braces so I needed to wait until I wasn't paying on those anymore.

race4brace
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:54 am

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

#1078 Post by race4brace » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:35 am

I will be 33-34 when I do get them done and I wish I’d had the orthodontics put in ten years ago. Better late than never!

SG4
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Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:09 pm

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

#1079 Post by SG4 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:40 am

I had braces from 5th grade through 8th grade as a kid but as an adult I had them put on at 33 and taken off at 35.

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