Time is a luxury for many people these days and patients who are interested in orthodontic treatment want to know how long treatment will take and how fast they can expect results. The good news is that today’s treatments are speedier than ever before and you can now enjoy a beautiful smile in a matter of weeks or months, rather than years. We are proud to offer some incredibly quick solutions and we look forward to working with you to achieve that perfect result in no time at all!
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
It’s very hard to put a blanket figure on treatment time when it comes to orthodontics because individual prescriptions can vary hugely. Some patients only need minor correction, while others need very complex and intensive treatment that involves significant tooth movement. Some cases may be complete in weeks, while others may take more than a year. When you have your consultation, your dentist will assess your needs and analyse your bite and they will then be able to give you an idea of anticipated treatment times.
The treatment you choose will also have a bearing on the time-frame. Some treatments work faster than others. Examples of rapid solutions we offer include:
- Six Month Smiles: this fixed brace treatment is an ideal solution for patients who need minor or moderate levels of correction for issues that affect the teeth seen when you smile. The discreet braces use the latest friction-free technology to move the teeth quickly and focus solely on the front teeth. Treatment, as you may have guessed, is usually complete within six months.
- Inman Aligner: one of the fastest treatments around, the Inman Aligner offers an amazing option for patients who only need minor correction. This removable device uses powerful but gentle forces to move and align the teeth rapidly, with an average treatment time of just 16 weeks. The aligner is not invisible, but it is much less noticeable than traditional fixed braces.
- STb Social 6 braces: geared toward patients with minor orthodontic issues with the ‘social 6’ (the front six teeth on the top and bottom arches), this invisible treatment is the perfect solution for those who would rather keep their treatment a secret. Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, so you can’t see them when you smile. These braces work very quickly to achieve results in just three to six months.
- Damon Braces: a suitable choice for patients who need more movement and treatment for more complex issues, Damon Braces are a modern alternative to traditional fixed braces. They produce results around four to six months faster than traditional braces and they are also much more discreet.