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Why Do People Get Braces?

 
Chapter: How Long Do I Need to Wear Braces?

That depends upon your treatment plan. The more complicated your spacing or bite problem is, and the older you are, the longer the period of treatment, usually. Most patients can count on wearing full braces between 12 and 24 months, followed by the wearing of a retainer to set and align tissues surrounding straightened teeth.
 
Reviewed: January 2012