How Long Will My Child Need Braces for Orthodontic Care  

If you are curious about getting braces for yourself or your child, you might wonder how long you would have to wear these orthodontics. Here at Hockenberger Orthodontics, we work with patients individually to determine the length of a dental treatment. Serving the community of Norton, OH, our orthodontist, Dr. Hockenberger, will diagnose your oral work and determine a treatment program and time frame for braces.

How Long Do I Need Dental Braces

The biggest question dental patients have when they are told they need braces is, “How long do I have to wear them?” The treatment period for dental orthodontics, called braces, is typically two years.

However, every patient is unique and will need to wear braces for the time it takes to reposition their teeth and gums safely and successfully.

What is Life With Braces Like

Life with braces is full of exciting challenges as we work with you to straighten your teeth. You will use colorful rubber bands and fun wax to move your brackets and help align your bite.

Expect to visit the orthodontist and dentist more often than you do without braces. Typically, you will see the orthodontist monthly to adjust brackets and work with different areas of the teeth.

Metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners start with a mold to determine the exact position of your teeth and gums. Invisalign then uses this mold to create a clear aligner, while the dentist uses the information to determine future realignments.

If you have metal braces, the brackets will be cemented to the front of your teeth throughout the orthodontic treatment. Once the braces come off, so do the brackets, and you have a complete set of newly aligned teeth.

Sign Up for Braces in Norton, OH

Contact us at 330-825-7060 to request braces at Hockenberger Orthodontics in Norton, OH.