How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Braces place a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction and slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! A customized plan will be made for you, and there are so many options to be made with your orthodontist regarding your treatment.

Duration of Treatment

how-orthodontic-treatment-works1Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent compliance is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.

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