How long does an Orthodontic treatment last?
Nowadays, Orthodontic Treatments in the hands of a good Orthodontist are faster than in years ago.
One of the most frequently asked questions from patients is: How long should Orthodontics take? and the answer is not always simple since many factors intervene such as kind of malocclusionwhether or not it is necessary to extract teeth, what type of appliance is used in the treatment, etc.
At the moment Orthodontics is no longer carried out for 4 or 5 years as it happened before. What’s more, many adult patients comment that they had had Orthodontics for years during their teenage years and now come to a consultation for Invisalign Treatment or other Orthodontic Treatment. Invisible Orthodonticsas the Lingual Orthodontics, due to a relapse; because for years they had not maintained adequate withholding.
Nowadays, Orthodontic Treatments in the hands of a good Orthodontist are faster than in years ago thanks to microscrews, self-ligating brackets and the most modern wires.
But for an Orthodontic Treatment to go quickly and without delays, it must plan each step in treatment and know what is going to be done in each phase. It is also necessary patient collaboration with hygiene and the placement of elastics when the Orthodontist indicates it.
Duration for each Orthodontic case
A good Orthodontic treatment can last between 12 months for simple cases and 30 months for more complex cases.. For a patient with a light crowding A few months of treatment may be needed but, if it presents class II (a retruded mandibular) it may take up to 24 months for its successful solution.
If we make a Orthodontic Treatment with Extractions It usually lasts 18 to 24 months, with a tendency to lengthen towards 24 months. On the other hand, treatments with only Upper Extractions or Extraction of a Lower Incisor tend to be faster than a treatment with 4 Extractions or closure of spaces due to agenesis.
With respect to teeth treatment, including Impacted canines on the palate usually last 24 -30 months. While if we require a mandibular advancement device combined with braces Treatment usually lasts about 24 months and, in some cases, about 18 months.
Invisalign Treatments They can also last from 12 to 24 months, although it depends on what type of malocclusion works faster than braces. The Invisible Lingual Orthodontics It usually lasts as long as vestibular braces (the outer ones).
In the case of I7 – Invisalign 7 usually lasts 2 to 3 months and serves to correct small movements. While Invisalign Lite treatment is usually among the 7 and 12 months duration.
Patients who have had Orthodontics for years constantly come to ask for another opinion, patients who have never been told how long their Orthodontic Treatment will last. Of course there are complex cases that can last years, however Most often, Orthodontic Treatment lasts between 12 and 24 months..