The teen years present the perfect time for braces! Permanent teeth have erupted and are stabilizing, and the gums are ideally impressionable during these years.
Once all permanent teeth, including wisdom teeth, are in place during the early adult years, a person may require a longer treatment period or various appliances to guide the teeth into alignment. The early to mid teen years are ideal for treating conditions before they progress too far.
If a poor orthodontic condition (or misalignment) goes untreated, it’s very likely that it will affect a person’s quality of life.
Whether you get braces at 16, 25 or 45, your treatment length will depend on the severity of your condition and your diligence in following your orthodontist’s instructions with removable appliance or clear aligners.
Your treatment period is subject to vary depending on the severity of your condition, but most cases take about 18 months to treat with clear aligners. Although, if you don’t wear your aligners for at least 20 to 23 hours a day, you may require a longer treatment period.
Again, your treatment period may vary depending on the severity of your condition, but most cases can be treated with Damon Clear braces about 6 months earlier than with traditional braces! Your treatment period with Damon braces can range anywhere from 12 to 18 months.