Fixed braces are a long-term commitment, with treatment times being anywhere from 18 to 24 months. How long it takes for your treatment to be complete will depend on person to person and may change as time goes on and your orthodontist can see how your teeth react to the pressure.
Your teeth shift gradually and changes need to be made slowly, to ensure the integrity of your teeth and gums. Tooth movement requires bone to be broken down on one side of the tooth and be regrown on the other side to hold it into the correct new position.
You should expect to see changes in the look of your teeth at around the 2–3-month mark, however, some patients see changes as early as 4 weeks. Your braces will be regularly adjusted using varying force to maximise movement in the shortest treatment time, however, this has to be done safely. Your teeth moving too slowly or too quickly come with their own risks, your orthodontist will recommend the best course of action.
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