Every bad bite is slightly different and so every course of treatment is different. Orthodontic treatment can take from 4 months to 3 years but the most common treatment times for the most common issues are between 12 and 24 months.

Some people’s teeth move faster than others but all patients can make sure that their treatment moves as fast as possible, with the best results possible, by following a few simple principles. Excellent results are achieved by keeping to all scheduled appointments, by keeping the teeth and gums healthy by brushing well, by following instructions exactly with the wearing of elastics if you have been asked to wear elastics, and by being gentle with the braces to try to prevent any breakages. These principles are easy to carry out but are only effective if done consistently.