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How long will it take before braces can be removed?

The time it will take for braces to achieve the desired results will depend on a number of factors, including the patient's age, the type of braces used and the complexity of his/her dental problem. It will also depend on how closely the patient follows the treatment plan, whether he/she is faithful to the scheduled number of visits or follows instructions on proper tooth care.

Adults generally have a longer treatment period owing to the maturity of their teeth and jawbones. On average, however, orthodontic treatment using fixed braces lasts anywhere from nine to 30 months. After the braces are removed, patients will need to wear a retainer (a removable implement that keeps teeth from shifting to their previous positions) for a period of time to ensure that their teeth stay aligned. Retainers are worn every day for about six months and then only at night for a couple of years.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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Margolis Orthodontics

3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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