Most patients begin orthodontic treatment during their adolescent and teen years, optimally between the ages of 11 and 15 depending on growth and dental development. By age 12, most, if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems rarely correct themselves, and the teen years are an ideal time for orthodontic correction.

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How long will treatment take?

The amount of time it will take to treat your smile and your bite depends on several factors:

  1. The severity of your orthodontic problems and the amount of treatment required to correct these problems will influence the length of treatment time.
  2. You also can influence your treatment time! Here are some things you can do to speed up the process: have a great attitude, keep your teeth and orthodontic appliances clean, follow directions for rubber band/elastic wear, avoid foods that cause your appliances to break, and come to your regularly scheduled visits.
  3. We promise to do our part to keep your treatment moving as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Call our office to schedule your complimentary initial consultation and examination.

Dr. Schnebel will answer any questions that you may have and discuss all treatment options that will best suit your needs.

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