How long do people wear braces?
A short answer to this question is that people regularly wear braces for one to three years. The actual amount of time that you will be in braces depends on how receptive you are to treatment. Each and every person will react to orthodontic treatment differently and depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue you may require extra treatment time. It is very important that you wear any recommended rubber bands or orthodontic equipment regularly so that your treatment is efficient as possible. Neglecting to follow orthodontic instructions or avoiding the use of prescribed appliances will only extend the length of your treatment. You can see what a great improvement was achieved for this young man within 18 months in the video below:
How does the orthodontic treatment work?
Most orthodontic appliances are made out of several different types of material including plastic, metal and ceramic. Braces will slowly reposition your teeth into a corrected position which will leave you with a permanent healthy smile. There is still a stigma attached with braces because many people imagine them as the braces of old which included a giant metal band and a bracket around each and every tooth. Today braces are customizable, you can choose colors, brackets, as well as options to minimize the look of braces. Today’s braces work faster and are less noticeable and inconvenient than the braces of yesterday.
You can achieve a permanent healthy smile as soon as braces have been removed. There is no telling the type of confidence that you can have with a perfect smile.
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