This is a great time to wear braces and straighten your teeth. Patients have more treatment options — and color choices — than ever before. Choose from clear or metal brackets bonded to teeth or Invisalign®, which uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. Wires come in new materials that provide gentle pressure to the teeth and actually move them faster with less discomfort. These appliances, taken in combination with Dr. Haeger’s experience, often translate into more effective and efficient treatment.
The timing for beginning treatment is directly related to the duration of treatment. We recommend scheduling an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation as soon as you notice potential problems.
Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years. At Haeger Orthodontics we see the fastest changes when patients follow directions, wear their rubber bands, and avoid hard or sticky foods.
Of course, young patient’s mouths (and faces) grow at different rates and respond differently to orthodontic treatment. Some early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.