If you're considering straightening your teeth, you may wonder how long your treatment will take. That's a great question! And it varies greatly with each patient's unique and individual needs.
For example, a patient who needs to correct a bite problem like an overbite or underbite will need more orthodontic treatment time than a patient who just needs a few teeth aligned or gaps and spaces between teeth closed. Depending on the patient's needs, orthodontic treatment typically varies anywhere from six to twenty-four months.
Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for Me?
At Dental Solutions, our dentists offer both traditional braces and Invisalign orthodontic treatment for our patients. During an evaluation with our dentists, they can determine which type of treatment will be the best to help you achieve your smile goals.
When you think of orthodontic treatment, you typically think of metal brackets and wires. However, this tried and true treatment corrects all bite concerns and aligns teeth for a beautiful smile. It's ideal for children and adults with complex bite issues to fix.
Sometimes our dentists may recommend early orthodontic intervention for children with early bite issues or excessive crowding.
Invisible Braces With Invisalign
Invisalign uses clear aligners instead of brackets and wires to align teeth. The aligners are made of BPA-free plastic, and they're designed to fit snug against your teeth, so they gradually move teeth into alignment.
Our dentists typically recommend Invisalign for teens and busy adults who want to straighten their teeth with discretion. Invisalign requires excellent compliance to be successful. Patients must wear their aligners for at least 22 hours daily and change them every two weeks.
Learn More About Orthodontics in Jonesboro, AR
If you would like more information about straightening your teeth and the possibilities for your smile, we encourage you to contact Dental Solutions at (870) 932-3151 and schedule an evaluation with one of our dentists.