Duration of Orthodontic treatment

Duration of orthodontic treatment typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and respond differently to orthodontic treatment.

Factors such as patient compliance also play an important role in treatment duration. Patients who are compliant in brushing, wearing of rubber bands, as well as keeping scheduled appointments are more likely to finish on time. Patients who eat foods that cause bracket breakage, don’t brush, or are non-compliant with prescribed instructions will likely not finish on time.

Dr. Engen will give you what he believes to be a realistic estimate of treatment time. It should be noted that Dr. Engen treats to the result, not to the calendar. If treatment time goes beyond the estimate, it is because you do not yet have the result we want. If we go over on our time estimate, it does not cost you any more.

If you are interested in accelerating your treatment, please visit our section on Accelerated Orthodontics.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.

Lyle B. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

State of the art care! I like the “get it right” attitude. After eight years I have not had one negative experience.