How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Last?

Are you considering orthodontic treatment but you have questions about the treatment timeline, and how long a typical treatment plan takes to complete? In the following educational video, experienced Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Steven Hietanen answers the frequently asked question of “How long does orthodontic treatment last”. If you are considering orthodontic care for yourself or a loved one, please contact our office today to arrange a free consultation.

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  • When a patient first comes into our office, we initiate a preliminary consultation. During this visit, we try to identify specific problems and determine whether orthodontic treatment is required and appropriate.
  • If we determine that the patient will benefit from orthodontic treatment, we move on to next steps. This step involves beginning a record appointment, which takes place on the same day. We then schedule an appointment to discuss the treatment more specifically.
  • After that discussion, the patient enters active orthodontics. The schedule normally follows a 4-6 week pattern during which we actively try to move teeth.
  • Appointments are less frequent during stretches of treatment. this is when we are just watching the patient’s progress or observing them in a rest phase. We may even see them only once every 3-6 months.

Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, and DunkirkEast Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.

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