L Anderson

Member since 8/23/2012


  • 14 total posts
  • 1 review

Reviews & Stories

Braces Really Not for Anyone Over Age 45 - Minneapolis, MN

Here I am age 47 with my braces off for six months now, and my mouth still feels unnatural. I just didn't know what I was in for with constant difficulties from the braces and retainer. My teeth were crooked but solid prior to braces. Now my teeth are straight but weaker than heck. Probably never will get strength back. Older adults getting braces is a real trade-off. My money could have been... READ MORE

Recent comments from L Anderson

Hello. I'll start out by saying that experiences can really vary. My experiences were not that great. Personally, I never minded how the braces looked. What I did mind was that they were not just a 'stroll in the park' like they... READ COMMENT

I've had my braces off for about one and a half years now, and things are not any better. My Vitamin D levels are just fine, as are my calcium levels. Physician confirmed. This is not a funny issue. My $5,000 was wasted, as far as... READ COMMENT

My ortho. clinic was not worried over my age, either. However, that certainly did not help me out. Let's say you have a 12 year old with basically virgin teeth, and a 50 year old with high blood pressure, menopausal, three crowns, two... READ COMMENT

Wow! I'm glad you were told that. I know I sure wasn't. My calcium and Vitamin D levels are good, and they have been monitored over the last few years. READ COMMENT

Thank you everyone for your comments. Yes, I did express to my orthodontist that I was having issues. I told her, for example, that I couldn't wear my elastics (or rubber bands) at night because I would wake up gagging. My... READ COMMENT