Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Long Do Braces Have To Be Worn

Share
1

1
How long do you have to wear retainers for after braces?

How long do you have to wear retainers for after braces?

Long-term: "retention is a life-time commitment to periodic wear of retention devices." age changes us - that includes your teeth. Only way to prevent change is regular periodic monitoring and retention. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Linda Callaghan
7 doctors shared insights

Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


2

2
How long do you have to wear the palate expander for braces?

How long do you have to wear the palate expander for braces?

For as long as: Your orthodontist has determined appropriate for your particular situation. An ideal treatment result is worth however long it takes. It's typically a few months. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
4

4
After braces are removed, how long is the retainer worn? I know that i'll have to wear a retainer for some time after my braces are removed. How long do most people have to wear a retainer? .

After braces are removed, how long is the retainer worn? I know that i'll have to wear a retainer for some time after my braces are removed. How long do most people have to wear a retainer?


.

Our : Our normal protocol is retainer wear for the first year all the time, night time for the second year, and a few nights per week as long as you want the teeth to stay straight---usually forever. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
How long can you go without wearing my invisalign retainers and still have them work?

How long can you go without wearing my invisalign retainers and still have them work?

Russian Roulette: The moment you stop wearing retainers your teeth begin to destabilize. You can't truly make up for a screw-up. As Invisalign is less effective than braces in optimally repositioning teeth, they are more likely to shift after treatment. Wear your retainers as close to 24hrs/day as possible. Try to not go without. ...Read more

See 7 more doctor answers
6

6
How long does it take to be able to wear braces after getting teeth pulled?

How long does it take to be able to wear braces after getting teeth pulled?

A week: As long as you aren't too sore or are bleeding, braces can go on soon after. Make sure you are healing free of infection. If you had teeth other than wisdom teeth removed, then complications are extremely rare. Maybe give yourself a week or two. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Can a milwaukee brace hurt.If so how long do you have to wear it?

Can a milwaukee brace hurt.If so how long do you have to wear it?

Not if well fit: The milwaukee brace is a historic brace treatment for scoliosis. Generally this is offered for patients who have a curve less than 30°. There are other forms of braces. A well fitting brace does not hurt, nor interfere with sitting down. Historically, patients would wear a brace 23 hours a day. That is a long time! there are controversies with bracing – time in brace, and benefits. Specialty care. ...Read more

8

8
How long will i need to have braces on?

How long will i need to have braces on?

Ask ortho: The duration of treatment is based on a number of factors including the difficulty of the correction, the amount of tooth movement, what type of orthodontic biomechanics are required, and what types of appliances and devices are needed. Ask your orthodontic specialist to assess your needs and provide an estimated treatment time. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
How long does a person have to wear braces?

How long does a person have to wear braces?

Varies: Orthodontic treatments can vary dramatically from simple 3-6 month minor tooth movement to 3 years of care for complex issues. Average treatments are from 18-24 months in duration. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How bad do your teeth have to be to get braces?

Depends.: Depends what you mean by "bad." you may think they look ok enough. The dentist also looks at how your teeth and jaws actually function - how much wear, whether teeth positions prevent good cleaning, even whether teeth positions and jaw size and shape are interfering with good breathing, swallowing and sleeping. There's a lot more to it than just crowding. Treatment now may prevent problems later. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
11

11
How long should you wear braces in order to fix a slight overbite?

How long should you wear braces in order to fix a slight overbite?

It depends: I would consult with a dentist or orthodontist who could give you an estimate based on your condition. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Why will i not be able to get spacers for braces?

Why will i not be able to get spacers for braces?

Need: For many of my patients, I do not need spacers, as i will not require the space to place a band. Modern orthodontics more and more uses a fully bonded appliance: no ring to go around a back tooth unless i need it for a special situation. Be happy if you do not get them, as your braces will be smaller and easier to clean. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
13

13
How long do I have to wear my retainer?

Instructions?: This varies from individual to individual and from case to case. Your orthodontist should have given you some instructions upon completion of your case. Call him\her or ask your own general dentist for advice. It varies from a year to forever. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How long would one have to wear braces to fix an overbite?

Depends: This is difficult to answer without a complete set of dental and radiographic records. I am a pediatric dentrist and have an active orthodontic practice. The average case takes about 24 months;however, moving teeth in adults may take longer because the bone is denser. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
How long would i need to have orthodontic spacers for?

How long would i need to have orthodontic spacers for?

Spacers: Spacers, also known as seperators can be effective in one to two weeks time. It depends on how tight the contacts are between the teeth. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
16

16
I'm wondering how long will I have to wear invisalign?

I'm wondering how long will I have to wear invisalign?

Ask a Pro: No two malocclusions are identical. For the best qualified answer to your question see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist, who does only Orthodontic Treatment, for an initial examination (usually free) for the best answer to your question. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
How long do people have to wear space maintainers?

How long do people  have to wear space maintainers?

When space is filled: Space maintainers are used most of the time, to keep a space open for a tooth to come in. When the tooth is in position, then the maintainer can come out. ...Read more

18

18
How long do I have to wear a retainer after getting my braces off?

Frequently: Depending on the correction to the teeth, many orthodontists fit you with a retainer you must wear in order for the teeth not to go back to their original position. Sometimes, mostly in the lower teeth, the retainer might be placed permanently. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
How much time do you have to wear braces before having jaw surgery?

How much time do you have to wear braces before having jaw surgery?

It depends: It depends on how long it takes to get your teeth in proper alignment so your jaw can be moved to the correct position. With surgery you need to have a good interlocking of your teeth in the new bite for proper stability. You need to discuss this with your Surgeon and Orthodontist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
I'm wondering how long do I have to wear invisalign retainer?

I'm wondering how long do I have to wear invisalign retainer?

Long term: Retainers are long term for both invisalign and conventional braces. Talk with your invisalign provider about your particular case. Many patients need to wear a retainer for several years and some lifelong. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers