The day you can take your braces off and finally showcase your new smile is a big milestone for every patient. Naturally, you are eager to get to this moment and willing to try different hacks just to speed up your orthodontic treatment.
But, is such a thing even possible? Can you remove braces early?
We know that this is not the answer you were hoping for, but the reality is that your orthodontic treatment needs to follow a certain timeframe to get the best results.
On average, it takes about 22 months for traditional orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth and move them into their correct position.
You may find plenty of tips and hack online about how to speed up the treatment (including adding more elastics to the brackets.) However, these hacks are not only ineffective but can be detrimental to your treatment too. So, as eager as you are to get the braces off in time for a big event, such as a wedding or an important job interview, try to stick to your orthodontist's instructions.
The effects will not be visible immediately, so you may think that all is well. But, taking your braces off sooner than intended, can lead to:
We understand that you've been dealing with your dental issue for a long time and want to be able to enjoy your new and improved smile as soon as possible. But, it's important to understand that orthodontic treatment is a long process that can't be cut short just because you lost your patience or want to look better for a certain event.
Removing braces too early can have the opposite effect of what you are trying to achieve and actually prolong the entire process.
Dr. John Walsh can explain what to expect from your orthodontic treatment and give you a clear timeframe based on your specific problems and needs.
Contact us now to book your appointment and find out more about braces.