How Long Do Braces Last?
During their first consultantion, patients -especially adults, are always eager to know how long they would have to wear braces. Generally, the use of braces usually takes up to 24 months and, 18 months on the average.
You might be wondering about the reason for disparity. Well, there are cases when braces need to stay on for a long time and in some instances, the duration is usually about three years based on the desired dental correction.
However, there are certain factors that influence how long braces will last. They are:
- Nature of Dental Issue
More than anything, the nature of dental issue influences how long braces will last. It takes nothing less than a year to fix mild dental issues and vice versa.
- Nature of Treatment
The nature of orthodontic treatment needed by a patient will determine how long braces will last. Since dental issues are personal, the kind of treatment required vary from person to person. This variation also influence duration of use of braces.
Age is not just a number when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Teens are more likely to wear braces for a short period because their jaws are still forming which makes dental correction easy and fast. On the other hand, adults, due to their already formed jaws, tend to wear braces for long period.
- Compliance with Instructions
There can be no successful treatment if a patient doesn’t abide by the instructions laid down by the orthodontist. Some of the instructions are proper hygiene, showing up for dental appointments, and right use of orthodontic appliances.
In fact, non-compliance is the most common reasons the use of braces last long than it should.
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