One of the most common questions patients ask us is, “How long do I have to wear braces?” Braces technology has come a long way to speed up the alignment process, but many factors determine how long a person might need braces.
Let’s look at those factors so you know what to expect from your treatment.
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At Palmetto Family Orthodontics, we create a unique treatment plan for every patient. When assessing how long you have to wear braces, we consider many factors, including:
Adult braces and aligner therapy can differ from teen orthodontic treatment because teeth, gums, and bones shift and set over time. Age can also be a factor in your overall oral health, treatment compliance, and the severity of your case. No matter where you are in life’s journey, we are experts in getting epic results for your smile!
The complexity of your case is the primary factor in determining what type of treatment is best for you and how long that treatment may take. Severe adjustment cases may often take longer than moderate alignment cases.
Complying with your orthodontist’s instructions will help keep your treatment on track. Failure to maintain proper hygiene, follow procedures, or schedule check-in visits can delay your treatment.
Palmetto Family Orthodontics is an Invisalign Platinum Plus provider, putting us in the top 1% of Invisalign providers nationwide. Learn more about your treatment options during your free initial consultation!
We understand the desire to show your new, beautiful smile with the world! There are steps you can take to ensure your treatment process is efficient and ends as quickly as possible, including:
Being diligent during your treatment is essential to getting your braces off as quickly as possible. Your orthodontist will check your progress and make needed adjustments during your check-in appointments.
We hope we’ve helped answer your question, “how long do I need braces?” Achieving a healthy smile is a commitment and an investment. Whether you’re a first-time patient or in the middle of your treatment, you can count on the Palmetto Family Orthodontics team to support you every step of the way. Providing you with the best braces care in Greenville and Spartanburg is our top priority!