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Offline Arthur

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getting Braces at 40
« on: 08. December 2015, 12:40:00 PM »
Hello everybody!

I'm going to get brackets soon, since my teeth don't meet on one side, which gives me some strong headaces. To safe money and because I don't really belive you can hide bracets, I have decided to get normal metall brackets.
I've got horrible nervs for waiting, so I'm waiting for the day I will get the braces on with a mounting sense of panik. The day, however, is not yet known. I guess some here can understand my antizipation, my family, however, momentarily is getting a bit upset at me.
Most of all I'm brooding about how my wider family and frinds etc. will accept me in Braces.


Sorry if my english isn't perfect, I'm german
As english is not my native language, I beg your pardon for any mistakes occurring when I'm writing english. Thank you!

Offline Thilda

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #1 on: 17. January 2016, 14:05:35 PM »
Hi,

fully understand the fact of annoying people in your environment!
Really few, close people know of my treatment, so they have to listen to all my worries, which are, to be honest, sometimes a bit ridiculous. But I've never had any treatment so everything's really new to me and I feel the need to talk about it since it makes me feel more secure to know what's gonna happen.

That's why I also joined this forum- people here just understand your problems

Thilda

Offline Libra

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #2 on: 17. January 2016, 23:30:33 PM »
god I certainly hope I don't have to get braces a second time at 40, but given that this is your first time, all the luck to you. It really does feel great when you know you're getting things sorted.

Offline Arthur

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #3 on: 17. January 2016, 23:53:35 PM »
right now all I feel like ist nervous. Another 3 weeks to wait.
As english is not my native language, I beg your pardon for any mistakes occurring when I'm writing english. Thank you!

Offline Libra

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #4 on: 17. January 2016, 23:58:38 PM »
right now all I feel like ist nervous. Another 3 weeks to wait.

once they're on, it takes a couple months for you to stop being like 'oh my god I have braces' and then it'll all be fine.

Offline Arthur

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #5 on: 18. January 2016, 10:02:03 AM »
thank you for the reinsurance, right now I need it, desperatly. Just now I was panicking. It took some concentrating to get back to doing my job.
Still, I know I'm doing the right thing, whatever the sideeffects might be.
As english is not my native language, I beg your pardon for any mistakes occurring when I'm writing english. Thank you!

Offline Thilda

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #6 on: 19. January 2016, 15:23:00 PM »
thank you for the reinsurance, right now I need it, desperatly. Just now I was panicking. It took some concentrating to get back to doing my job.
Still, I know I'm doing the right thing, whatever the sideeffects might be.

What makes you feel nervous?
The social aspect or the pain/discomfort it might cause?

Offline Arthur

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #7 on: 19. January 2016, 22:31:17 PM »
The social thing, mainly. As a child I was an outsider of some sort. I remember what some kids in braces had to endure, having seen that from the sideline.
I'm not, I never was, someone with loads of selfesteem, and eveyone around me, nowadays, tends to enjoy a rather sharp whit. As do I, most of the time, but I'm not entirely sure how I will cope with those whitty remarks I'm going to get.

In addition I wonder how it feels like when the brackets are in. I do not fear a bit of pain, since the reason for my treatment are haedaches almost every day. I presume I can handle any pain the braces may inflict. But it is a big change, for examplte in how my mouth will feel like and how my reflection looks back at me when I'm shaving, and that makes me nervous.
As english is not my native language, I beg your pardon for any mistakes occurring when I'm writing english. Thank you!

Offline Thilda

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #8 on: 27. January 2016, 20:21:27 PM »
yeah, I feel the same about it...

But as you said, it's necessary and unavoidable. The headaches won't disappear, always Keep that in mind:)


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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #9 on: 10. February 2016, 01:39:06 AM »
I do, now they are in, this thought helps me going on.

Actually the social thing hasen't hit jet. Most people look at my braces, wondering for a moment before cottening on. They normally don't even mention them and ignore them soon enough.

The feeling of the braces isn't really nice, not as bad ,though, as I had expected.
As english is not my native language, I beg your pardon for any mistakes occurring when I'm writing english. Thank you!

Offline Metalmegan76

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #10 on: 09. July 2016, 06:39:25 AM »
Hi
Also 40 and just had braces put.

Offline bugbathe43

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #11 on: 09. July 2016, 18:19:34 PM »
I just had mine removed recently. I had mine put on 2 days before I turned 50 even though I had 2 years of headgear wear, 7 months of a tongue crib, and almost 3.5 years on braces I will never regret it. ;D ;D

Offline bracedinboston

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #12 on: 21. July 2016, 09:26:46 AM »
Male 36 from Boston wearing metal brackets and elastics!

Offline KidFrost51

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #13 on: 03. August 2016, 08:56:06 AM »
Hi
Also 40 and just had braces put.

Metalmegan76, what all do you have for braces?

Offline bradhov

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Re: getting Braces at 40
« Reply #14 on: 30. March 2017, 02:05:57 AM »
hope all goes well getting your braces on!  I'm 43 and getting braces in a few month.  Nervous as well since getting metal on top and bottom for 22 - 24 months total, but looking forward to correcting problems finally.