Starting an orthodontic treatment can be stressful, especially if you have no experience with braces or Invisalign. No matter what kind of treatment you opt for, there are a few questions that you should ask your orthodontist in order to make sure you understand what is going to happen with your treatment and what you can do to ensure it progresses as quickly as possible. Once you have the answers to these questions, you should feel more comfortable to proceed with treatment.

How long will my treatment last?

How long your treatment will last will depend on your mouth, the kind of treatment you and the orthodontist have elected, and how compliant you are with the orthodontist’s instructions. Those with only mild problems may only have to wear their braces for eighteen months. Others will wear their braces for years. While your orthodontist will not be able to give you a firm date for the completion of treatment, he will likely be able to give you a general timeline.