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How long do I need to wear braces?

Braces arenít designed for immediate results. If you want to straighten your smile, you have to be patient and allow your teeth to shift gradually over time. With traditional metal braces, you will have to periodically visit your orthodontist so they can tighten the dental wire threaded through the brackets attached to your teeth. This ensures that your teeth are being aligned into the proper positions.

The time you spend in braces varies depending on your orthodontic needs, age (Often, adults stay longer while wearing braces compared to children. Quite the contrary, some children wear braces for a more extended period. ), severity, type of treatment, and how your teeth and surrounding tissues respond to treatment. Smile Centre India can help you better understand the amount of time that may be required for your unique case after an initial evaluation and consultation.

Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months. Your treatment may also require a little extra time to complete if you are not getting your braces tightened as frequently as recommended.

A patient who follows treatment instructions carefully may increase the probability that they will get their braces earlier. This can be something as simple as maintaining proper oral hygiene, avoiding sticky or hard foods.