How long will you need braces?

Average treatment times

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There are three treatment choices that might be available to you: Traditional Braces, Invisible Braces and Invisalign. Here we explain the average length of time each treatment takes.

Traditional braces suit 99% of smile enhancement or bite correction issues, but Invisible Braces and Invisalign aren’t suited to every patient.  We will guide your choice with recommendations based on decades of practice.

Everyone’s treatment plan is different and so is the cost. Having said that, here are the ballpark timeframes you can expect when you invest in your new smile.

The costs below relate to treatment for both upper and lower teeth.

Type of treatment Estimated Cost Timeframe
Traditional Braces $5000 to $7000 6 – 24 months
Invisible Braces $5500 to $14000 12-24 months
Invisalign $6000 to $8000 6-18 months

How long will you need braces? 

The only way to determine for sure how long you’ll need orthodontic treatment is to consult your Clear Choice Orthodontist.

Your orthodontist will take pictures and X-rays of your mouth and create a custom treatment plan for you.

Orthodontics is not a one-size-fits-all solution and each patient’s mouth is unique. So, while your orthodontist cannot tell you with certainty the exact duration of treatment for your specific case, they can explain to you the factors that influence the amount of time you’ll need to wear dental braces. They will then suggest treatment options so you can have the smile you’ve always wanted in the shortest time possible.

Follow some real-life case studies

We have taken a series of photos that show some of our patients at the beginning, middle and end of their treatment. Follow the links below to see their journeys.


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