How Long Does It Take to Get Braces?

how long after i get approved for braces can i get them and is there anyway i cant get them and long would i have to keep them?

Doctor Answers 3

Starting orthodontic braces treatment can be very quick

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In some cases, after the "green light" is lit, starting treatment can be done within a few days.  If invisalign is the method, there is often a 3-5 week wait for the aligners to be created.

The sooner you start, the sooner you get done!

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After you have a thorough consultation, we can get you started right away! If you are getting Invisalign, we start by getting a mold of your teeth for Invisalign to scan.  If you choose braces (traditional or clear ceramic), we can install the braces in a day or two.

Braces can be placed in a matter of minutes, sometimes they need to be on for years.

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Placing the braces on someones teeth is simple and easy.  It often takes only about 20 minutes.  Every office is different so the time between your consultation and the day you actually get them glued on your teeth could be days or weeks. 

On average, to straighten someones smile AND correct their bite it takes around two years.  Smile improvements can be made in as little as six months.

Looking at your picture, be sure to ask about a retainer at the end (after braces) which is glued behind your two front teeth.

Go for it!

Todd Barnett, DMD
Akron Orthodontist

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