Braces Timeline

How Long will I need to wear Braces?

So… you’re getting braces. Naturally, you’re worried about them cramping your style. In fact, you’ve only got one question for your orthodontist: How long do they have to stay on my teeth?

Great question on Braces Timeline. The short answer is 18 months to two full years. That’s the average. But it’s different durations for different cases. First and foremost, orthodontists make an assessment on a case-by-case basis. Not everyone is going to have the same time frame. Some will be less, and more intense cases will last longer. One of the key factors to this is how well patients keep up their own dental hygiene. The better patients keep up with their own dental hygiene, the stronger the possibility that you’ll have the braces for a shorter amount of time.

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The design of the braces themselves can act as a factor as well. The style and the materials play an important role in how fast the braces work to correct the misalignment of the teeth. At Elegant Ortho you have several types to choose: Metal braces, Clear (ceramic) braces, lingual braces and Invisalign. There are pro’s and con’s for each individual patient which is why it’s important to discuss with Dr. Baloul what types are best for your individual smile.

Invisalign is a very popular style of braces that have hit the Orthodontic market! And Invisalign uses anywhere between 18 t0 30 custom-molded plastic trays. Each patient typically wears the trays weekly – from ten days to two weeks – dependent on the individual case.

 

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braces timeline, There is real no true answer to how long you will need braces – as everyone’s orthodontic case is different. It’s important to sit with Dr. Baloul and discuss what’s best for your needs, the amount of time it will take, and which type of braces you prefer. Then she can give you a true estimate on the amount of time it will take for you to wear braces.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about braces timeline, don’t hesitate to call Elegant Orthodontics.

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