How Orthodontic Treatment Works
There are a variety of orthodontic appliances and treatment options. They may be removable or they may be bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces and aligners slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors. These may include age, treatment method or how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.