Age 50 my Gift to Me - West Palm Beach, FL

I just decided to go for it. I may need an actual...

I just decided to go for it. I may need an actual brace on one of the fangs, but hopefully it just all falls into place. I'm on tray six now. My dentist says I have the most trays he's ever done and should be done with the bottom teeth in a year and a year and a half for the top. The first week was the hardest and most depressing. Thanks to this site, I realized I was not alone and right on track. I missed my wine, so now I drink it through a coffee stirrer and rinse with water. Things are looking up!

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Dr. Robert L. Denton

Upon my first office visit. Dr. Denton was confident and excited about my treatment. For years people have been trying to convince me to get my teeth fixed.

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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Age 56 here and just started tray one of 34 trays. 34! Initially the dentist thought it would be 25 trays. I was very disappointed to hear 34. Plus, one of the 'buttons' that they put on is on my 'fang' tooth, making it more prominent than ever. Anyone know if that can be fixed. I didn't really look them over before leaving the dentists office today. I was glad to find this site! I'll be checking in often.
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Hey Witsman4 - Same thing happened to me. My dentist told me it wouldn't take very long. And once I had agreed I was told 32 trays and he placed 18 attachments on my teeth, (which perhaps look better hiding behind invisaligns than without them.) Just keep in mind that you see the aligners more than everyone else dooes. I also have attachments on my fangs, and so I try to keep my mouth closed. But every so often a smile sneaks out and no one has yet pointed a finger at me and said, "what's with your teeth?" Also remember that the attachments are there to keep your bones and gums and teeth all working together and creating the proper movement required to move your teeth into their proper 'new' place. So I don't think you can 'fix' them; they are there to fix your teeth. Knowing that they are helping to straighten my teeth properly has helped me to accept them for the months that I am stuck with them. All the best during your next 16 months. We are all along for the ride.
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I have a total of 43 trays on top. I'm on #6. No one has noticed the attatchment on my fang unless I point it out. Just keep's worth it , it's worth it.....
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It's never too late! i can see your teeth as completely straight and it's lovely :)
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Aw thank you. Encouragement is what we all need. It's not easy, but it's so worth it. Funny how I look at everyone's teeth now!
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Hi there - I have 32 trays, 18 attachments, and am on tray 10. I try to drink my coffee and wine at mealtimes but if I want to leisurely sip, I drink coffee with a straw and wine with a straw, too. I found the first couple of months challenging, but now that I am finishing month 5, and actually see some change, I'm feeling much better about the whole treatment. I, too, have 'fangs' and even my kids say they are not as pronounced now. This site is great! TwoplusOne always listens to me complain, and then sets me off on a positive note! All the best on your journey!
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Thanks. I was so relieved to see I was on track and all my complaints were already complained about by others. I am not alone when I start wondering what the heck have I gotten myself into! I've never had a problem keeping the trays clean by just brushing them three times a day. I change trays every second week, so white wine and beer don't hurt them a bit. My teeth are noticeably whiter. Love the coffee idea. I like cream so I'll make it white and sip it down with a coffee stirrer. Yes!
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I have 39 trays for the top all together and 26 for the bottom. A box full! I didn't have any extractions but he drilled between a few teeth. An entire salad now fits between teeth on the top! I also have 12 attatchments. One of the hard parts was to stop snacking. I just eat three meals a day now. I also miss those long morning cups of coffee.
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Hello and welcome to the community!!!  50 must be the magic age :).  We have several community members who decided to do this at the same age.  Both AreYouKiddingMe and humbleoracle are 50 as well.  But we have lots in the, like, 35-65 range (like me!)  

How many aligners are you going to have anyway?  And will you be able to do it without extractions?  We have quite a few severe crowding cases going right now with lots of aligners.   I'll send you a few reviews to take a look at if you have some time :).

HenryZ (had to have one tooth pulled, he's nearly done)
Mil ou's crowding is mainly on the bottom and it's pretty moderate, but there is an overlapped tooth.
humbleoracle has pretty severe overcrowding in the bottom jaw
Dante555 has severe overcrowding on the bottom but nearly none on the top.
Sunluvva's crowding is pretty severe.
AreYouKiddingMe, always has really funny updates.
jbranchfield, is on tray 9 already.
Yangche just started in July.
Ewag2014 should be on tray 3.
shannon1990, aurora1206, Megastar, Michele NY, and Kazzalou are our newest.

mlb502, one of our RealFriends, started with pretty crowded teeth as well, but she's nearly done after along time and a lot of work!
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