ORTHODONTICS is the process of straightening teeth with the help of an appliance ( wires etc). Any child or adult might require orthodontic treatment who has teeth that are:
Alignment and Spacing
With gaps in between
In the wrong bite
An orthodontic treatment involves putting a wire/brackets on your teeth and regular visits (once a month mostly) for tightening/changing the wire. Each sitting takes only 10-15 minutes.
How long will my treatment take?
Treatment time depends on
Severity of Problem
Age of patient
Regularity of visits
Type of bone/pace of movement of teeth
The inclusion of chin caps/headgear or any myofunctional appliance treatment prior to braces
Teeth stuck deep in the jaw.
Therefore treatment time can vary between 1-3 years. On an average it takes about 16-18 MONTHS (1-1.5 years)