Most people have a limited understanding of orthodontic treatments. They usually know it straightens the teeth and improves the smile, but that is often the extent of their knowledge. We believe that informed patients are empowered patients, which is why we want you to understand more about orthodontics.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontics relies on the use of appliances. These can be made from metal, ceramic, or plastic and may be removeable or fixed in place. Appliances place constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled and selected direction to move the teeth into their ideal position.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time will vary between patients. Some are in treatment for just a matter of months while others may need to wear their appliances for up to several years. One of the biggest factors in how long treatment takes is you. The more diligent you are about following instructions, the faster your treatment will be successful in achieving your goals.
Before your treatment begins, the doctor will discuss your diagnosis and all the options for treatment plans, and give you time frame expectations for each option.
Please contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about orthodontic treatment: