Dental Health

sarahjames asked 4 years ago

Is getting braces very painful? How much time does it require to get crooked teeth straightened? 

1 Answers
dental blogger Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for asking your question. It’s not normally painful to have braces, however you might find some discomfort immediately after the braces are fitted and then again after each appointment when they are adjusted.
This discomfort is simply caused because we have to put pressure on the tooth in order to move them, any discomfort usually subsides after a couple of days.

The amount of time required to move teeth depends upon your clinical situation, how much movement is required and the type of orthodontic appliance you are suitable for.

Typical treatment times vary from as little as 9 weeks with the Inman aligner up to 2 years or sometimes more with conventional orthodontics.

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