How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

August 27, 2018

This is one of the most commonly asked patient questions that orthodontists receive and is not an easy question to answer. Duration of treatment will vary between patients and their specific orthodontic treatments. Continue reading to learn more about the many factors that make up the duration of treatment.

Every patient’s mouth and smile is unique in its own way, which means our dental team provides custom care to each individual patient that walks through the front doors. Below are four aspects to consider for orthodontic treatments:

  • Type of Treatment. There are a wide range of orthodontic treatments available to patients. Our team offers metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear braces. Each of these options brings their own benefits and have different lengths of treatment.
  • Age. Younger patients often receive results quicker than adults due to the fact their jaws are still in the growing stages and are easier to adjust. However, this isn’t to say an adult could not have a fast treatment.
  • Severity of the Case. This is one of the biggest factors to consider as each patient is receiving orthodontic care for any number of reasons. Spacing or crowning can be fixed quicker than other more severe issues.
  • Patient Compliance. In order to have a successful treatment, the patient needs to follow specific instructions given out by their orthodontist. This involves keeping up with a good oral hygiene routine, going to all dental appointments, and using additional appliances as directed to them.

If you are interested in receiving additional care or treatments for your smile, then contact Gallery Dental for a consult or referral. Our staff are eager to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile with the help of effective treatments.