A straighter, healthier smile could dramatically improve the quality of life for teenagers – the team at Langley Orthodontics can help.
This is one questions we're asked most often about braces. Unfortunately, we can't give you a definitive answer to this one, since treatment duration can vary significantly based on the different needs of different patients.
The fact is, orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from 9 months to 5 years to complete, but on average, it lasts between 12 to 24 months.
There are several factors that can affect how long your treatment takes, and some of them are in your control! These factors include:
With a few exceptions, you can eat most of the foods you normally would while you're wearing braces. You’ll want to avoid the following:
Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment. This is because it involves full braces that are applied when all your permanent teeth finished coming in. Phase II treatment can usually begin between the ages of 11 and 13.
Orthodontic treatment has changed substantially over the years. These days, you don't have to worry about setting off any metal detectors, and there are a lot of great options for teens available.
Coloured Braces - This is for those of you who have embraced the fact that you’re going to be wearing braces the next couple of years. You might as well have a little fun with them, so why not express yourself with some colour?
Lingual Braces - The iBraces™ system braces are completely customized for each patient. These braces are placed on the backs of your teeth, hiding them from view. No one will know you’re wearing Lingual braces, unless you open up wide and point them out!
Invisalign® Teen - Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. Invisalign is almost invisible when worn, so most people won't notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Book your first smile consultation with our Langley Orthodontists today.