How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The length of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the individual case. Treatment can take anywhere from 14 months to 2 years for a comprehensive case and depends on the severity of the issue being addressed.

How do braces work?

Braces use brackets and wires to gently apply pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. You can expect to visit us need to visit us every 6 - 8 weeks to have your braces adjusted.

Can I eat normally with braces?

While you can still eat most of the foods you enjoy with braces, there are a few things you should avoid, such as hard or sticky foods that can damage your braces.

How long will I need to wear braces?

Braces are typically worn for 1-3 years depending on the complexity of the case and the age of the patient. However, the length of treatment can vary and will be determined by your orthodontist.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the individual case. Most people complete treatment within 12 to 18 months, but some cases may take longer.

What are retainers?

Retainers are custom-made devices that are worn after orthodontic treatment to help keep your teeth in their new position. There are several types of retainers, including removable and fixed options.

What are the different types of retainers available?

There are three main types of retainers: removable, fixed, and clear. Removable retainers are made of plastic and can be easily removed for eating and brushing. Fixed retainers are a thin wire that is bonded to the back of your teeth. Clear retainers are similar to Invisalign aligners and are custom-made to fit your teeth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening treatments use a bleaching agent to remove stains and discoloration from the teeth. This can be done through in-office treatments or with take-home kits that you can use on your own time.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening can last up to two years, but it depends on your lifestyle habits like drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, and smoking. You can maintain your results by avoiding stain-causing foods and drinks and practicing good oral hygiene.