This phase occurs when all permanent teeth are in. It includes children, adolescents, and adults. The result of orthodontic treatment is not just a beautiful smile; its primary purpose is to restore function and proper biting patterns to teeth.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take.
Types of Braces
Braces are a big part for many children and teens. Our practice offers a variety of braces, types, and styles to choose from. Some common options include:
- Ceramic (clear) braces
- Clear Aligners (Invisalign®)
- Traditional metal braces
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide. We look forward to providing you and your family with the services you need to reach healthy, straight, beautiful smiles!