How Long Will I Need Braces if I Have Crowded Teeth? (photo)

I am wondering how long I would need braces for by the look of my teeth. I am 14 if that matters. my teeth are really crowded and have a slight overbite. please answer with an opinion

Doctor Answers 1

How long

You definitely need braces, for the long-term health of your teeth and gums even more than esthetics.  There are several ways to speed up treatment 1) extract 4 premolars -DO NOT DO THIS KEEP ALL OF YOUR TEETH. 2) Periodontally accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (cuts treatment time down to 6 months but adds cost and a surgery) see my website for an article I wrote on this, 3) Use adjunctive low level laser therapy treatments to keep the inflammation down  moves teeth 30% faster.  You need arch development with the damon bracket system.

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