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What Is the Shortest Amount of Time to Have Braces?

Did you know that braces have been around for nearly 300 years? Thanks to Pierre Fauchard, the man known as the father of dentistry, millions of people in the United States are straightening their teeth by wearing braces at this very moment. So, how long does the process take? Depending on the severity of your misalignment and the option you choose, you could only have braces for a few months! Wildflower Dental and Orthodontics offers two different options for braces. Read on to decide which option might help you better reach your smile goals.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are a tried and true method that can fix a variety of dental issues, such as crowding, spacing, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. It can also help to fix issues like jaw pain, speech impediments, and difficulty eating.

Treatment Time:

The time that traditional braces takes varies depending on the patient and their specific dental needs, but the average treatment time is 12-36 months.

ClearCorrect Braces

ClearCorrect Braces is a discreet way to straighten your teeth! ClearCorrect utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. Every two to three weeks, you will switch your aligner out for a new one to keep the process going.

Treatment Time:

Just like with traditional braces, the treatment time for ClearCorrect depends on the patient and their needs. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.

Benefits of ClearCorrect:

  • Treats crowding, spacing, crossbites, overbites, and underbites.
  • They’re removable so you can eat whatever foods you like.
  • The aligners are virtually invisible. Most people won’t even notice them!
  • You brush and floss just the same as you did without ClearCorrect.
  • The appointments for your new aligner trays are quick and easy.

Set up an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Walkington today!

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