How long does orthodontic treatment take?
Duration of treatment depends on the individual patient’s age and orthodontic concerns. We therefore provide every patient with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes a reasonable estimate of treatment duration. However we can give the following indication in general:
- Interceptive treatment required in younger children in most cases takes less than 12 months.
- Comprehensive treatment of young teenagers with braces usually takes about two years. Complex cases may take longer.
- Treatment of adults’ minor tooth alignments with Invisalign® may take about one year.