You’ve taken the first step in your teeth straightening journey and have decided that the best treatment for you is fixed braces. Unlike modern dental applications such as Invisalign which can be easily removed, fixed braces remain on your teeth for the entire duration of your treatment. How long your fixed braces stay on depending on a number of factors and your individual mouth, teeth and gums.
Patients with complicated orthodontic issues that require more movement will expect to wear their braces for 24 months on average, whereas those with minor movements required may only need to wear them for 12 months.
Some of the factors that influence orthodontic treatment time are:
On average, fixed braces stay on your teeth for 2 years. You will often be able to recognise changes in your teeth from as early as 4-6 weeks after the start of treatment, but real significant changes will be seen within 2-3 months.
Whilst fixed braces offer quicker treatment times than other orthodontic applications, we appreciate 2 years may feel like a long time to wear a fixed brace. We now offer tooth-coloured wiring for our fixed braces so they are more subtle and blend into the natural colouring of your teeth.Back to Blog
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