If I Get Braces, How Long Do I Have to Wear Them?

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them? It’s the question everyone has before they consider orthodontic treatment. So, we’ll do our best to answer in this blog.

Of course, everyone would like to have the shortest treatment time possible and the best results. That’s just what we aim for, using the latest technologies and modern braces. Thus, you can get the fastest treatment and a perfect smile. Plus, treatment is more discreet and comfortable than in the past. 

Dr. Bob Bryan Orthodontics is committed to providing the highest quality care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Patients of all ages can choose the best options, including Invisalign and invisible ceramic braces.

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces? 

Everyone would like to get the fastest treatment. However, many factors determine how long it will take. Remember, in the end; you get a perfect smile to show for life. Therefore, treatment is worth it since you’ll look and feel better. Plus, you can avoid serious oral health concerns by perfecting your smile.

Here are some of the factors that affect treatment times:

  • Your unique smile, teeth, gums, and underlying bone
  • How much correction is required
  • How much the teeth need to move to reach their ideal positions
  • Following instructions during treatment: brushing, flossing, diet
  • Keeping appointments with your orthodontist

Due to variables like these, the time wearing braces varies. On average, you may expect to wear braces between one and three years. As you’d expect, minor corrections take less time. 

Notably, this timeframe is generally comparable to the treatment time for clear aligners. However, braces may be a better option for more severe cases. Thus, treatment for complex cases tends to take longer. 

Is one treatment better than another? With both Invisalign and braces, the result is a beautiful, healthy smile. So, both treatments are excellent and the cost is often similar. To choose, you need an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Bob Bryan. He will work with you to design the best possible custom treatment.

Following treatment with Invisalign or braces, you’ll wear a retainer for at least 24 months to ensure you keep your perfect smile.

Treatment is Faster and Better Than in the Past

Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic treatments work faster today. Importantly, you’ll get the best experience and results by choosing an experienced orthodontist. An orthodontist has years of training and education in providing the best cust treatments with braces or aligners. 

Sometimes, patients get a referral from a dentist. However, you don’t need a referral to get started. Often, our patients seek us out as the smile experts in Allentown and Hamburg, PA.

Notably, patients from age seven up to adults of all ages can benefit from treatment. Remember, it’s never too late to get started. Thanks to new techniques, treatment is faster, more comfortable, discreet, and convenient. Plus, braces or aligners are affordable with zero-interest monthly payment plans. 

Get the Facts You Need From Home

Today, it’s never been safer or easier to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign or braces. Stay at home and relax while you get the facts you need. 

Take a free virtual consultation from Dr. Bob Bryan Orthodontics. First, you’ll submit some photos of your smile. Then, Dr. Bryan will review them and reply with a free assessment. Learn how long treatment may take, get an estimate of cost, and find out about affordable financing. Finally, schedule your first in-person visit when you’re ready.

To begin, just click on the red button on the screen’s bottom that reads, “Start Your Virtual Appointment!” Or, request an appointment here.

As always, we’re here for you at (610) 435-2788 in Allentown, PA, and (610) 562-5185 in Hamburg.

Dr. Bob Bryan and the team at Bryan Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign and braces. We’re proud to serve Hamburg, PA, Auburn, PA, Berks County, PA, Shoemakersville, PA, Port Clinton, PA, Allentown, PA, Lehigh County, PA, Emmaus, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh Valley, PA.

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