Having perfectly straight teeth doesn’t come naturally to a lot of people. Some have to go through the awkward phase of wearing braces to change the position of their teeth and improve their alignment.

No matter if you get braces when you’re 15, 25, 35, or even older, most patients want to know how long they will have to go through this treatment.

Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to provide a straight answer, as the treatment timeline can depend on a lot of different factors. Find out everything you need to know about the braces treatment timeline in this blog post from Ghina Morad, DMD.

Factors That Influence Your Treatment Timeline

Each patient is unique, and there are actually a lot of things that can determine how long you’ll need to wear braces:

  • Age - Kids often need to wear braces for shorter periods than adults to see results. Essentially, the earlier you get tooth alignment issues fixed, the faster you can see the results you want.
  • Type of Treatment - Braces might not be the only type of treatment necessary to correct your alignment issues. For instance, if you are also dealing with jaw misalignment, you may require surgery before getting your braces, which will extend your treatment timeline.
  • The issue that needs correcting - Mild cases of misalignment can be fixed quickly, but more severe conditions need a lengthy treatment plan.
  • Your body - Simply put, some people’s teeth shift position faster than others.

A majority of people who need braces will need to wear them for at least a year. Older patients or those struggling with alignment problems that are difficult to correct may be looking at a timeline that extends to 2-3 years.

The only way to know how long you’ll need braces is to consult with an orthodontist. Based on your specific case, they can give you a proper estimate of how long you’ll need to wear your braces.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

If you book a consultation at Ghina Morad, DMD, Dr. Morad will closely analyze your case to determine the best course of option for your specific alignment issues. By using modern software and orthodontic tools, Dr. Morad will be able to design a truly personalized treatment plan to address your specific concerns.

Thanks to these tools, you can also get an estimate of how long you will need to wear your braces, as well as other things to expect during your treatment.

Ready to Get Started? Book a consultation at Ghina Morad, DMD Now

If you are dealing with alignment issues and are wondering if braces are right for you, Ghina Morad, DMD is at your service!

Book a consultation with Dr. Ghina Morad now to find out how to get your picture-perfect smile. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us directly at (650) 592-6396 today!