I have a bad overbite, crowding, crooked, two snaggel teeth, and extra teeth. I'm nineteen how long would it take to fix all this?
How Long Would It Take to Fix my Smile? (photo)
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Extraction Orthodontic Treatment is about 18-24 months
Being young definitely has advantages because teeth move much more efficient during the younger years than older. Based of only your photos (without looking at x-rays, full clinical exam, study models, etc) it looks like your teeth are a little flared. When you mix flared with crowding, there's nowhere to move those teeth but outward. I would lean towards getting your front teeth at proper angulations to create a beautiful smile. Extractions are generally require to change angulations and resolve crowding. This usually takes about 18-24 months. Good luck!
How Long Do Braces Take to Straighten Teeth?
Without more information it's impossible to answer your question with preciseness. Speaking in generalities and assuming you want orthodontics, average treatment time for orthodontics is 12-18 months.
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