Why Do Braces Take 2 Years?

Do braces really take 2 years?

Generally, braces have to be worn roughly 18 months to two full years.

There are some cases when braces need to stay on longer.

Likewise, there are also cases where people need to wear braces for shorter terms..

What age is best for braces?

An ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age, while the head and mouth are still growing and teeth are more conducive to straightening.

Do braces weaken teeth?

Research has now proven that orthodontic movement of teeth through the constant force of braces will cause root damage in nearly 100% of patients. This means part of the roots are dissolved away by the orthodontic treatment and some teeth can be lost over time as a result.

Do they whiten teeth after braces?

If your teeth aren’t white, don’t fret! Most patients do teeth whitening after their braces to get their new straight smile sparkling.

Why do braces take so long?

Why the Process Takes so Long Because braces are moving teeth that are attached to bone, the process cannot be rushed. Bone is solid and teeth must be gently guided into new positions with consistent pressure. If the process were rushed, serious and perhaps permanent damage may occur to your bone, teeth, or gums.

How do you know how much longer you need braces?

The only way to determine how long you’ll need orthodontic treatment is to consult an orthodontist. We will take pictures and X-rays of your mouth and create a custom treatment plan for you. We will also discuss accelerated options so you can have the smile you’ve always wanted in the shortest time possible.

Can I get braces at 25?

Both adults and children can wear braces, but it is critical for the involved orthodontist to know the differences in treating an adult versus a child. A child up to approximately age 20 or 22 still experiences some jaw growth as the braces are moving the teeth.

Can a 12 year old get braces?

Many parents begin asking when their children will need braces when their child is still very young. While anyone can benefit from braces at nearly any time in their life, most individuals start braces at about 12 or 13 years old, with the opportunity to start earlier if needed.

How can I speed up my braces treatment?

Braces work best when the mouth is healthy. Clean and healthy gums are more likely to move faster allowing you to get your braces off earlier. Keep the area between the brace and teeth clean and free of plaque build up. Flossing between teeth and brushing your gums daily will keep your mouth healthy.

How long does it take for braces to start working?

four to six weeksHow Long do Braces Take to Work? Results will vary depending on many factors such as bone density, misalignment severity, and even the age of the patient. However, you will generally start to notice changes within four to six weeks. Within a few months, others may notice that your braces are starting to be effective.

Can I get braces at 50?

Many people assume that dental braces are only for children and teenagers. Not true! People of any age can turn to orthodontic treatment, even those who are over the age of 50. It is crucial to fix the wrong bite and other dental imperfections before they get more serious as one gets older.

Will I lose weight with braces?

Weight loss This is one of the most unexpected side effects of wearing braces. Some patients report losing weight as the result of better food choices. … Even those with removable braces often report a change in their eating and snacking habits.

How many stages of braces are there?

Generally treatment can be split in to two phases; the active phase (the bit with braces) and the retention phase (the easy but important bit).

Can braces work in 6 months?

Six Month Smiles is an accelerated orthodontic method specifically for teeth that are visible in your smile. Instead of wearing brackets and wires for the typical 18 to 24 months with traditional braces, patients can expect results in approximately six months.

How can I tell if my braces are working?

For most patients, it will take 18-24 months to complete the active treatment, wearing the braces. Over time and after many orthodontist visits, you will start to notice the shift in your teeth as they become perfectly aligned.