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Great Traditional Braces Experience at Age 53 - Tempe, AZ

I had a gap between my lower front teeth that really showed when I talked. I also had written a cookbook of tender foods for braces-wearers and was on TV a lot, so I figured I needed to do something. My teeth moderately ached the first few days after each adjustment, but I used salt-water rinses and took ibuprofen. Flossing was definitely a bother, no matter what type of flossing aid I... READ MORE

Recent comments from PamWaterman

Well, not sure if this fits your question, but I had four teeth extracted prior to having braces as a teen and it worked fine. The braces closed up the gaps and you'd never know I am four-teeth shy of the full set as an adult (I'm now... READ COMMENT

"Nice teeth" got the highest rating of things that men and women notice about the opposite sex, per this article. Pretty eye-opening! READ COMMENT

Yes! All three of our girls had braces. The first two only needed 18 months' treatment; the youngest needed a tongue crib, then an expander, then tons of elastics, and finally temporary anchor devices (TADs) with more elastics. The... READ COMMENT

I'm going to run this by some of my professional contacts (I write for Orthotown magazine and I run the Metal Mouth Media braces-resource website) and see if anyone will comment. It may take into the new year, but I'll let you know what... READ COMMENT

I had braces at 53 and the results have been great. I do hope it all settles down for you and that you get full use of your newly straight teeth. Wearing the retainer every night becomes automatic and no big deal - I'm sure you'll get... READ COMMENT