Updated: Apr 23
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?
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.
As for braces timeline, There is real no true answer to how long you will need braces; 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.