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

Paul G.(Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Excellent! Top notch! I have been seeing Cindy for over 20 years and love her care and concern for my health. Thanks to Dr. Engen & Cindy the hygienist I still have my teeth!

Denise F
Jun 29, 2014

 

I would highly recommend Dr. Engen and his office staff to anyone whose child was apprehensive about having braces. Other than the high level of professionalism, I appreciate the down-play of cutsie-pie gimmicks for kids. He thoroughly explained everything to us right from the start.