How Long Do Braces Take to Work?

How long do you have to wear braces? Many factors contribute to how long you need to wear braces, but most patients can expect their treatment to last between 1 and 3 years. Luckily, braces and aligner advancements have made the average braces treatment time more efficient and convenient.

Common factors to consider when determining your treatment duration include:

Case complexity: Your orthodontic condition is the main factor in estimating how long you’ll need to wear braces. Mild to moderate cases often require shorter treatment timelines than severe cases.

Braces type: In today’s orthodontics, you have various treatment options—from metal and clear braces to Invisalign aligners. Each braces type uses different systems that work at different speeds.

Treatment compliance: Patients who care for their braces, follow the orthodontist’s instructions, and schedule routine check-in appointments are more likely to stay on schedule and prevent delays in their treatment timeline.

Age: Adolescent treatment can vary from treating adults because our bones, teeth, and muscles shift over time. Age can also determine case complexity, treatment compliance, and overall oral health.

What’s the Average Damon Braces Treatment Time?

Damon Braces use a “self-ligating” system that improves your smile round-the-clock. Damon Braces do not use elastic bands, meaning you’ll have fewer adjustment appointments during treatment.

Damon Braces also works efficiently. Depending on the complexity of your case, Damon Braces can achieve results in 6 to 24 months.

Schedule your complimentary consultation to learn how Damon Braces can help you achieve a stunning smile.

Braces Treatment Time by Type

Braces Treatment Time by Type

At DiCiccio Freeman Orthodontics, we offer many treatment options, so you can choose the best system for your case and lifestyle. Each type can have different treatment lengths.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign uses clear aligners that are changed every couple of weeks to gently shift your teeth. Patients love that the trays are custom-made and removable. Mild crowding or spacing cases may improve within 6 to 12 months. It is essential to wear aligners 20-22 hours per day to stay on schedule. Invisalign may not be the best treatment option for people with complex conditions.

Metal and Clear Braces

How long does it take for braces to work? Traditional metal braces and Damon Clear Braces use brackets and archwires to guide your teeth into the desired position. Both systems work consistently on your teeth and can provide fantastic results in one to three years.

How Long Do Braces Take to Work

Learn More About How Long Do People Wear Braces Now

The answer to the question, “How long do I have to wear braces”, depends on the quality of your orthodontic care. Drs. DiCiccio, Freeman, and Park have served the Fresno and Clovis communities for years. They have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile in the most efficient amount of time.

During your complimentary consultation, we will answer your questions and create a custom treatment plan that fits your budget and lifestyle.