How Long Do Braces Take To Straighten Teeth?

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Midland Orthodontics is dedicated to providing comprehensive orthodontic care that results in remarkable transformations. In this blog, we will explore the intricate realm of braces, delving into their functionality and offering insights into what patients can anticipate on their path toward achieving a captivating, confident smile.

Overview of Braces

Braces are a vital tool in the field of orthodontics. They consist of brackets, wires, and occasionally bands. Braces are designed to correct various dental issues, such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and spacing problems. Midland Orthodontics offers a range of braces, including traditional and clear options tailored to your needs.

How do Braces Work

Braces work by applying gentle, controlled pressure to the teeth over time. This pressure encourages the teeth to move into their desired positions. Regular adjustments are made to ensure progress is on track. It’s a precise and meticulous process that requires expertise.

How Can Braces Improve Someone’s Smile

Braces enhance the aesthetics of a smile and improve oral health and functionality. They can correct issues that lead to difficulties in speaking, chewing, and maintaining oral hygiene. 

  • Alignment and Straightening: Braces are highly effective at aligning and straightening teeth. They can correct crooked teeth, misaligned bites, and spacing problems, resulting in a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile.


  • Enhanced Bite Functionality: Braces can improve the functionality of a person’s bite. They can help properly align the upper and lower jaws, reducing issues like overbites, underbites, and crossbites. This improves the smile and makes chewing and speaking more comfortable and efficient.


  • Improved Confidence: One of the most significant benefits of braces is their boost in self-confidence. By addressing dental irregularities, braces can help individuals feel more confident about their smiles, positively impacting their self-esteem and social interactions.

How Long Do People Have to Wear Braces

The duration of braces treatment varies from person to person and depends on several factors. These factors include the complexity of the dental issues being addressed, the type of braces used, and individual response to treatment. On average, braces are worn for 18-24 months, but some cases may require a shorter or longer duration. During the initial consultation at Midland Orthodontics, patients receive a personalized treatment plan, including an estimate of how long their braces will be in place.

Choose Midland Orthodontics for Braces

Our team understands the significance of each patient’s smile and oral health. Dr. Ethan J. Yoo is committed to providing compassionate and expert orthodontic care. Whether patients require traditional braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic treatments, Midland Orthodontics has them covered. Patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation in Poway, CA, and embark on their journey to a beautiful smile.

Enjoy the Journey to a Beautiful Smile

Our friendly and experienced team provides exceptional orthodontic care…every step of the way.