What to expect during treatment?
This depends on what work is required. Simple treatment may take a few months, however braces usually takes12-24 months to work to ensure the excellence of the final outcome - a beautiful smile, correct bite and correct positions of the roots of the teeth. These important details, along with appropriate retainers, improve the stability of the result achieved.
During the initial consultation the orthodontist will give advice on the treatment options available, when treatment should commence, the duration of treatment and approximate cost.
If it is too early to commence treatment, the orthodontist may request regular appointments for review until the appropriate time. Unnecessary early treatment may make things look different but could increase the duration of treatment and cost. See an ASO orthodontist for an opinion.