Length of treatment

How Long Will I Need to Wear Braces?

Wearing time is determined by a number of factors:

  • The severity of the malocclusion
  • The overall health of your teeth, gums and supporting bone
  • Your age and how closely you follow instructions

In general, treatment ranges anywhere from one to three years.

What is an Orthodontist? An Orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. To fix bad bites, orthodontists-dentists who are specially trained use braces, bonds, and other corrective procedures, including materials often called appliances, to achieve tooth and jaw alignment. This correction of the teeth and their supportive structures make for a healthy, attractive smile.