How Long Does it Take to Fix My [Crooked] Teeth?

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Most people think that only kids need braces, but in reality, many adults can benefit from them as well. Braces can be helpful for anyone who has a problem with crooked or crowded teeth that are overlapping or when there are bite problems.  There are a variety of options available for correcting your tooth problems. These include different kinds of braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign. It is important to see an orthodontist for an evaluation and to determine the best option for you.


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Ideal Braces for Busy Adults

The Elite Lingual Orthodontic Study Club, or ELOS, is a wonderful source that has grouped together experts in the field, and in particular experts in invisible treatment options such as lingual braces. The orthodontists who belong to ELOS are all expert lingual orthodontists from the top orthodontic offices in the US and Canada and they have plenty of invisible solutions for your orthodontic problems.

As a busy adult, you are no doubt always on the go and seeing different faces every single day. If you have a problem with your teeth that needs correcting through braces, one of the best kind to consider are lingual braces. Lingual braces allow you to go about your daily routine with complete confidence because they are positioned on the backside of your teeth instead of the front. As a result, they are invisible to anyone who does not know you are wearing braces.

Many brands of lingual braces are custom-made to fit your particular teeth. Some have custom wires. There are still elastics to wear, but they are also hidden because of their positioning.  Occasionally, lingual braces are referred to as “inside” or “hidden” braces.

Advantages of Lingual Treatment

There are a number of benefits to opting for orthodontic treatment with lingual braces. One of the biggest advantages is that the braces are generally not visible. Only if someone is in very close proximity to you and only if you open your mouth very wide might your braces be noticed, if at all.  If you do not choose to tell anyone about your braces, no one will know but you and your doctor.   They are typically much less noticeable than the invisible alternative of Invisalign.

Harmony and Incognito lingual braces are custom made to fit only your teeth; They are also very low profile, and both of these factors may bring you more comfort than a traditional non-customized bracket. Lingual braces also tend to require fewer visits to your orthodontist than traditional braces.  Keeping that in mind, you can expect to spend far less time at the orthodontist’s office than if you choose to get traditional braces.

Another excellent advantage of lingual braces is that you do not have to worry about food getting caught in them and grinning a leafy green smile!  With traditional metal braces, you have to constantly deal with food particles getting stuck in your braces.  Of course with lingual braces, you will still stick to your excellent oral hygiene routine of brushing your teeth after each meal, flossing once per day. Also avoiding very hard and sticky foods until you have your braces removed. But it is nice to know that if you eat something and smile you won’t have to worry.

How Long Does it Take to Fix Crooked Teeth?

In general, the amount of time it takes to straighten your teeth with these special types of braces will vary depending on the state of your teeth. However, overall, you can expect to wear them for anywhere from one to two years.  In general, lingual braces allow treatment to be extremely efficient, therefore very often treatment times are shorter than with traditional metal braces.

After your braces are removed, you will be given a set of retainers.  Retainers are important because they ensure that your teeth stay in position after you have straightened them and the braces are off.  Typically worn only at night, generally, your treatment fee should include a set of retainers at the end of treatment.   At the end of the treatment, you will be delighted to see a bright, straight, beautiful smile that you may have always wanted but never knew you could achieve!


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Contact Us

If you have the common problem of crooked teeth and are interested in getting treatment, contact ELOS at your earliest convenience and we’ll put you in touch with a lingual expert near you. You will receive a thorough orthodontic checkup, after which you can discuss your options for lingual braces or any other type of appropriate, effective treatment.


How Long Does it Take to Fix My [Crooked] Teeth?

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