How Long Will I Need Braces?

Published: September 23, 2013
Dear How Long Will I Need Braces?,
My dentist thinks I need braces. How long will I need them for?

Dear How Long Will I Need Braces?,

Everyone has to wear braces for different lengths of time depending on what the problem is and how bad the issue is. But generally people wear braces for about 2 years.

If your dentist thinks you need braces he/she will refer you to an orthodontist. If you have any concerns or questions about why you need braces, how long you will need them for, daily life with braces or anything else, talk to your orthodontist about it. Your orthodontist will be able to answer all of your questions, including giving you a more accurate estimate about how long you will need your braces for.

For more information you can also read the KidsHealth article on Braces.

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