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.

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