Treatment time depends on three key factors:

Early treatment – Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment. In some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait until they are older.
Treatment reaction – Different patients react to treatments differently. It may take one patient only 12 months to complete their treatment. It may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times vary depending on how much work is needed and how quickly your body responds to treatment.
YOU! – Taking care of your smile means taking care of your appliances. Damaged appliances can increase the length of your treatment process. Your teeth and jaw can only move into their correct positions if you consistently wear the appliances prescribed by your doctor. The best way to shorten your time in braces for teens is to follow the doctor’s orders! Participation is the key for the shortest time possible!

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