In today’s world, it seems like everything is instantaneous. From streaming video to microwave meals to a million other things, time has become a non-issue.
Then there are braces.
Unfortunately, braces still take time. For children and adults, this time can differ, although it’s probably not as drastic as you think.
The great news about current orthodontic treatments – especially those offered by San Diego’s preferred orthodontists, The Super Dentists – is the time required to wear braces is decreasing all the time!
How long do braces take for kids and adults? It all depends on the particular patient’s current and projected teeth alignment. Family dental and orthodontic history can also play a role. There are some other variables as well; some patients’ teeth straighten faster than others.
Let’s review some of the most common orthodontic treatments, and answer the question everyone wants to know: How long do braces take?
The Time Depends on Technique – and More
You’ve probably heard that braces can take anywhere from 12 months to years. And that is the generally accepted range. When figuring out length of time in braces, let’s look at two hypothetical patients.
- Patient A – 17 years old, minor alignment requirements, no severe orthodontic or dental needs
- Patent B – 39 years old, major alignment requirements, and pre-existing dental problems
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how long each will need to wear braces because each patient is different. Given the two hypothetical braces patients listed above, however, it is realistic for Patient A to wear braces 15-18 months, maybe less. For Patient B, braces could take 2-3 years…or longer! There really is no golden rule to determine how long a child or adult may have to wear braces. It all depends on the individual.
While it’s impossible to predict how long you’ll have to wear braces before seeing an orthodontist (easily scheduled online at The Super Dentists), it’s easier to project once a treatment plan is determined. At The Super Dentists, we offer amany braces options to straighten your teeth in the least amount of time!
Invisalign® is one of the fastest and most effective orthodontic treatments. These braces skip the traditional metal / wire material for a clear material called aligners. These braces are easily removable and hard to see. With Invisalign, some patients only wear braces for 12-15 months!
For proprietary orthodontic care you can’t get anywhere else, try Acceledontics – it’s a complete orthodontic care package created by The Super Dentists! The key with Acceledontics is our AADvance Braces, which align teeth quickly and comfortably. We also offer AADvance Auxiliary Devices to ensure proper alignment for patients of any age!
Our WildSmiles Braces® are the stylish, smile-friendly combination of cutting-edge orthodontics and customized artwork. With flashy brace shapes (including hearts, stars, sports themes and more), plus colorful elastic bands, any child will enjoy a dose of flashy style while they’re wearing braces. Braces take time – might as well be able to customize your braces on your road to a super smile!
Stop by The Super Dentists Today – Regain the Smile You’ve Always Wanted!
The Super Dentists are here to help with all of your family’s orthodontic needs. From traditional braces to the latest teeth straightening techniques, we can help you regain that winning smile. And thanks to our friendly crew, we’ll work with you and your insurance provider to find the most affordable, effective braces treatment!
The Super Dentists make going to the dentist and orthodontist fun again! Come see why we’re the largest, most trusted, and top awarded orthodontic care network in Southern California. Book your visit today, or call (855) GO SUPER (467-8737). The best time to start straightening your smile is today – we look forward to seeing you soon!