So, I celebrated my 57th birthday on December 24th and I got braces on my teeth on December 29th. Aside from the initial feeling that he had erroneously installed barbed-wire in my mouth and the fact that it is taking me 30 minutes to floss, all is well. Was it the ortho who said, "you look much younger" (yeah, like a teenager!)? I only have about 728 days to go, but who’s counting? Actually, this is something that I’ve wanted to do for years (and I wish now, that I would have just done it). I’m still a little anxious because two perfectly good teeth have to go but that’s next month. Happy New Year!