Interested in orthodontics? Braces improve your health, appearance, and quality of life.
Have you ever noticed how crooked, uneven, or misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean? This makes them more prone to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Straightened teeth are easier to keep clean and provide a more attractive appearance. A straight, healthy smile helps to boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image.
If you suffer from crooked, uneven, or misaligned teeth, braces can help.
How Long Will I Need Orthodontic Treatment?
The length of your treatment will depend on your individual plan. During your consultation with Dr. Michael Nichols, we will discuss your options. Once you select your treatment, we will estimate its length.
There are factors that can affect the duration of your treatment.
Some of these include:
- Early Orthodontic Intervention: Did you have an early orthodontic intervention? If so, you may need a shorter treatment time than other patients.
- Type of Treatment: Each patient is different. Depending on your needs, you may have braces, aligners, or other options. Which treatment you receive will affect its length.
- Compliance: Following our instructions will allow your treatment to work more quickly.
Our Orthodontic Treatment Options
Both treatment options have their pros and cons. For example, you'll need to avoid foods that are sticky and difficult to chew if you have metal braces. Likewise, wearing removable aligners 20 to 22 hours a day takes a lot of willpower.
During your consultation, Dr. Michael Nichols will help you explore your options. That way, you feel informed and confident about your orthodontic treatment.