One of the most common questions about braces is “how long does it take for braces to straighten your teeth?”
The period for wearing braces varies from one patient to another. However, it mainly depends on the dental problem one is facing. Regardless of age, it is never too late to undergo orthodontic treatment. Better late than never!
How long do braces take to work?
Although everyone’s orthodontic needs differ, most people will need to wear braces for anywhere from one to three years to complete an orthodontic treatment (their teeth are moved into place). Factors like your age, the complexity and the number of orthodontic problems being treated are the main things affecting treatment time.
Can I shorten the time for braces treatment?
While the length of your braces treatment time is determined mainly by the complexity of your specific case and the experience of your orthodontist, there are things you can do to keep your treatment time as short as possible.
Overall, the type of braces you get depends on how much correction you will need to straighten your teeth.
The Fast Smile treatment option is a cosmetically focused treatment option and is an alternative for people who are not interested in traditional comprehensive orthodontic treatment and require a shorter period of time.
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a series of nearly invisible, removable, acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. We scan your teeth and then create a series of custom trays that are shaped to gradually move your teeth into a straighter smile.
Another factor that determines how long you will need to wear your braces is your compliance. It’s important to not miss appointments and after you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment, you will have to wear a retainer to prevent further shifting.
Keep in mind that the information in this blog post is meant to give you a general idea of how long treatment could take. To get an accurate timeline for orthodontics, you’ll need to consult with Dr Ghabrial at PretoriaSmile.