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Offline stinkfut

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Braces (again) at 43!
« on: 18. August 2020, 01:02:01 AM »
So today I put down $2k toward braces for myself. I can't believe I finally did it! I went with Inbrace, lingual braces. I'm an IT/telecom professional and really didn't want a mouthful of metal showing. I'd really like to hear stories or advice from anyone that's had lingual braces, or really any kind of braces. What should/shouldn't I do? I'm getting blue bite blocks and probably rubber bands eventually too, those make me kind of nervous. I have 4 weeks before I get them and I'm SO anxious.

Offline calismile

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Re: Braces (again) at 43!
« Reply #1 on: 30. August 2020, 19:52:46 PM »
Got my braces put on 3 weeks ago at 58. I had braces 20 years ago and have no worries about what people think. I have full metal upper and lower. Most people don't even comment but you do notice they are looking at them. Just wish I  didn't have to wear a mask so everyone could see them.

Offline Retainer101

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Re: Braces (again) at 43!
« Reply #2 on: 31. August 2020, 10:53:42 AM »
I have removable retainers which have a metal wire accross the teeth which is visible and also speaking is hard because of the plastic. I take them out for meetings but otherwise wear them pretty much full time. You get used to them and remember your doing it for you and it’s not forever so stick at it. I did have fixed braces which I found ok. Retainers are way worse!

Offline mattt

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Re: Braces (again) at 43!
« Reply #3 on: 31. August 2020, 11:19:13 AM »
Got my braces put on 3 weeks ago at 58. I had braces 20 years ago and have no worries about what people think. I have full metal upper and lower. Most people don't even comment but you do notice they are looking at them. Just wish I  didn't have to wear a mask so everyone could see them.

Would you mind taking a picture for us? :D