Our patients will often ask us, “how long do I have to wear braces?” We love this question because it gives us a chance to talk about what makes treatment at Dhingra Orthodontics so memorable!
Advancements in braces technology have shortened treatment time by several months for the average braces case. These breakthroughs provide a better smile in less time.
Learn more about the average braces treatment time now!
What’s the Average Braces Treatment Time?
The average braces time is 22-24 months. Some patients may require more than 24 months, and others may finish up in less than a year.
Every person has unique needs. Your total treatment can be affected by these factors:
- Complexity: Mild cases take less time to correct than advanced cases, requiring a different treatment time.
- Appliance type: Depending on your needs, some appliances are more effective than others.
- How you respond to treatment: Some people’s genetic predisposition makes their bite more difficult to correct, requiring longer treatment times.
- Age of treatment: Although this plays less of a role, adults may require extended treatment due to varying hormone levels.
It’s important to remember that braces aren’t a magic wand solution. Each person is unique and will have different needs. Getting teeth to their ideal position takes time, and the condition of your bite significantly impacts your treatment time.
During your in-person or virtual consultation, we will be able to give you a more accurate timeline for your treatment. We plan your treatment using technology that creates a 3-D scan of your mouth that we then use to determine your ideal treatment.
Orthodontic Treatment Time by Type
There are more treatment options than ever before to restore your smile. Each appliance will affect how long your orthodontic treatment will take!
Metal and Clear Braces
How long do you have to wear braces? Metal and clear braces options use a tried and true bracket system that guides your teeth into an ideal position. These cases generally take between 10-36 months to complete, depending on a variety of factors.
Invisalign and Clear Aligner Options
Since their introduction in 1997, Invisalign’s clear aligners have become a household name. Their notoriety is, in part, due to their freedom and ease of use, and also their proven ability to deliver results in as little as 3 to 24 months. As an established Platinum Invisalign practice, we understand how to maximize your results with aligners.
Visit Dhingra Orthodontics To Find Out Your Braces Treatment Time
So, how long does it take for braces to work? The answer to this question ultimately hinges on who you choose as your orthodontist. For over 25 years, we’ve provided the communities throughout Bellefontaine, Springfield and Beavercreek with outstanding orthodontic treatment.
No time to come to the office? Dhingra Orthodontics offers virtual care appointments so you can complete your assessment when it makes sense for you.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about transforming your smile with orthodontic treatment!