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How long do braces usually stay on for?

I am a 24 year old male. I want to know how long do braces usually stay on for?

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Braces typically stay on from 12 to 36 months, depending on the type of bad bite, amount of crowding, and the severity of the bite. There are many options to correct your bite with orthodontic treatment, for example: braces come in silver, gold, light silver, and ceramic; clear tray aligners are available; and lingual braces, which attach to the back of your teeth and virtually invisible. Call your local orthodontist to see what option would be best for you.

Daniel A. Flores, DDS, MS
Length of treatment is quite variable. The primary determinant is what the initial problem is. Also, the frequency of you appointment and how well you follow instructions pay are role in length of treatment. If you maintain your braces well and wear elastic bands as instructed your treatment should finish very close to the doctor's initial estimate.
Orthodontist are finding ways to shorten treatment time with more advanced technology to keep teeth moving efficiently, but some directions of movement are more difficult and slower to attain the correct position so answering how long depends on how much movement is necessary. Your orthodontist should be able to give you a reasonable estimate, hopefully in the 14 - 18 month range.
It really depends on how difficult your individual case is. I would encourage you to go for a professional consultation and find out treatment length and options for you.
It can vary from 6 months to 2 plus years depending on what needs to be accomplished.
Speak to your orthodontist. Some minor corrections can be accomplished in 6 months. More involved treatment could take two years at least.
The duration of treatment depends on the complication of your malocclusion. It can vary between six months to two years. Based on national average, braces usually last about 27 months. Hope that will help!
It really depends on what the problems may be to begin with. On average a typical full treatment case (all permanent teeth are in) can be 18-24 months.
The average treatment is 18-24 months. Some bite problems take longer to fix, and good patient compliance makes a huge difference.
The answer to the question is that every case is different and needs to be evaluated based on difficulty. The average adult full mouth braces runs from 24-30 months. In some cases, it can be as little as 12 -18 months. Much of the timing is based on how far off is the bite or is it an aesthetic issue and the bite is relatively good. Most orthodontists will do an exam and be able to give you an estimate. Be careful, if it sounds too good, don't hesitate to get another opinion.

This is answered case by case. Some orthodontics treatment last 3 months and some are on for 5 years