Duration of orthodontic treatment
At Perfect Smile Clinic every patient is treated individually and extraordinary. Similarly, during planning orthodontic treatment, an individual and detailed treatment plan is prepared for each patient. All those procedures helps to achieve optimal and stable results. Regardless of the method chosen, the duration of orthodontic treatment is primarily determined by the type of malocclusion. Active treatment with a fixed appliance for an adult lasts from 1.5 to 2 years.
How often are follow-up visits necessary?
Regular follow-up visits are required throughout the treatment process. They take place once every 4-5 weeks. If self-ligating braces are used, the patient should appear in the orthodontic office once every 1.5-2 months.
When the malocclusion is finally corrected and the orthodontist decides to remove the braces, retention is required. The goal of retention treatment is to maintain the effects achieved. In this case, a special retention wire is usually used, glued from the inner surface to the teeth in the anterior segment.
When does orthodontic treatment bring the best results?
To ensure that orthodontic treatment brings the best results, remember to use the so-called white diet, i.e. avoid staining foods and drinks. Smoking is also inadvisable as it causes ligatures to become discolored. Furthermore, it is recommended to avoid hard foods, chewing gums and sweet carbonated drinks.
Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. What’s more, it’s not just aesthetic benefits, but a general improvement in oral health. We invite you for a consultation at Perfect Smile clinic, where our orthodontic doctor will fully assess the duration of orthodontic treatment.