How long will it take to complete treatment?

Treatment time (time with braces on) typically ranges from one to three years depending greatly on the severity of the situation, the growth of the patient’s mouth and the patient's cooperation. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient's diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months. You will discover that the active, honest, and friendly relationship that exists among our patients, parents, doctor, and staff creates the best opportunity for efficient, on-time results.