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What determines how long you need to wear braces for?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complexity

See a fully qualified orthodontic specialist who has invested 5, 000+ hours in a post-doctoral residency and who limits his/her practice to orthodontics exclusively.
The orthodontist has the training and experience to determine the complexity of your problem and determine the best course of treatment. There are many complicating factors, for example is your problem dental, skeletal, or both.

In brief: Complexity

See a fully qualified orthodontic specialist who has invested 5, 000+ hours in a post-doctoral residency and who limits his/her practice to orthodontics exclusively.
The orthodontist has the training and experience to determine the complexity of your problem and determine the best course of treatment. There are many complicating factors, for example is your problem dental, skeletal, or both.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthodontist

Your orthodontist, will decide how long of a treatment you will need based on a series of analysis and studies of your x-rays and model work as well as evaluation clinical of your mouth.

In brief: Orthodontist

Your orthodontist, will decide how long of a treatment you will need based on a series of analysis and studies of your x-rays and model work as well as evaluation clinical of your mouth.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Difficulty level

The etiology and difficulty level of the malocclusion that you present are the chief determinants of treatment time in braces.

In brief: Difficulty level

The etiology and difficulty level of the malocclusion that you present are the chief determinants of treatment time in braces.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Case complexity and.

Time in braces depends on many factors: 1.
Complexity of the case, 2. Patient is compliance the main unpredictable factor, broken brackets, failure to wear elastics as directed, missed appts...All lead to increased treatment times. 3. Orthodontist's experience level and treatment modalities selected. More experience will lead to shorter treatment times in many cases.

In brief: Case complexity and.

Time in braces depends on many factors: 1.
Complexity of the case, 2. Patient is compliance the main unpredictable factor, broken brackets, failure to wear elastics as directed, missed appts...All lead to increased treatment times. 3. Orthodontist's experience level and treatment modalities selected. More experience will lead to shorter treatment times in many cases.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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