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How long does it take for teeth to straighten with braces?

I'm 19 years old, and I'm considering wearing braces to straighten my teeth. How long does it take for teeth to straighten with braces?

7 Answers

Hello, it varies case by case. Please consult with an Orthodontist that can determine the duration of when you will need braces. Thank you for your question.
3 years average
It depends on many variables. The treating doctor will have to answer your question. It can range from a few months to a few years.
It depends on how much and what kind of movement is needed for the teeth. I would give an average of 2 years for most orthodontic treatment. If you are looking at minor movement it could be less and if there is major movement it could be more. Many orthodontists will give a free consultation.

Hope this helps.

Jossi Stokes, DDS
This depends almost entirely on how misaligned the teeth are to begin with. Some treatments are only a few months, some two years or more.
Braces will take 12-18 months to correct your teeth! Invisalign could also be used!!
The length of time for wearing braces depends on what has to be done. Follow directions. Keeping your teeth cleaned goes a long way towards completing treatment. Congratulations on your decision to have brace treatment.