How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, orthodontic appliances slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days of having “railway tracks.” Today the braces are smaller and more comfortable. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and in some cases, clear aligners. Today’s wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and four 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 in full braces.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr Reisner will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.