Dentist Questions Dental Braces

How long do you need to wear braces?

My dentist originally said that I would only need to wear my braces for a year. But now it's past a year, and there's no sign of them coming off any time soon. How long do adults usually wear braces for?

2 Answers


The duration of braces can be different case by case. Sometimes, it may take longer than usual depending on the movement of your teeth. Braces are typically worn from 6-24 months. Please consult with your dentist to determine how many more months you will need.

Thank you for your question.
Most orthodontic cases on adults take two to three years minimal. This is because of the age of the bone structure and many compromising factors that affect the overall quality of the movement itself. Some cases take longer which are more complicated and may even require surgical procedures.