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How long do braces have to be worn?

I have heard that some people have worn braces for 6-8 months, while others for more than 2-3 years. How long does one have to wear braces? What should I expect?
asked in Orthodontics Forum by Mr.Smiley (22 points)  

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It depends upon your teeth issues, Normally it will take around 6 months for minor issues. Better consult with Orthodontist to know about your teeth.

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answered by logeshmarvel (6 points)  
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It depends on many things:

1. complexity of the case
2. your age
3. the treatment option

These three at least will decide if you need a longer or shorter treatment. Few cases, that are indeed very easy to solve, can be treated in 6-8 months. Many patients need at least 1-2 years in braces, again, depending on the complexity of their cases.

Anyway, time really flies though and you'll get as a result some nice straight teeth. So you shouldn't worry that much about the time spent in braces, just get a good orthodontist, choose a great treatment plan together and go for it ;)
answered by dojo (111 points)  
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