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How long do braces take to straighten front teeth?

I am a 25 year old female. I want to know how long do braces take to straighten front teeth?

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Depends .... typically 1 .5-3 yrs.
It depends on the severity of your case, it can take from 6-48 months.
Every case is different no standard time for that
The answer is 'It depends'. There are so many factors that go into "straight" teeth its impossible to say without an examination. Just some of the things: are the teeth turned; is there enough space in your jaw for the teeth; is there too much space; what kind of bite do you have - under or over bite; does your tooth size match; do you have enough bone in the right place to move teeth? This is only a few of the things that need to be addressed before you can estimate "How long?"
It depends on the amount of movement needed to straighten your teeth. Anywhere from 6 months to 4 years in some cases.
On average, conventional braces take about 2 years. This all depends, however, on how crowded your teeth are, the type of braces you will have, how cooperative a patient you are, among other things. Braces can be on for less time, or more. Your best bet is to consult, not your friends but, an orthodontist.
Everyone’s time is different. It’s recommended that you consult your local orthodontist for a consultation.

Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS
It depends on the severity of the misalignment. It could be as little as a few months. Contact your local orthodontic specialist for a complimentary consultation for your individual needs.

Braces can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year to straighten the front teeth. There are 2 goals in orthodontic treatment. First to straighten the teeth and second to correct the bite. Bite correction takes longer and that is why many treatments run over one year.
This is very dependent on each unique case. I would estimate that most cases take between 18-36 months on average however.
In most cases, you need to put brackets on all teeth, even though you may just want front teeth to be corrected. If your orthodontist/dentist agree to correct front teeth only, it may take 4 - 6 months.