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How long will I have braces in Dutchess County, NY


Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics in Dutchess County, NY guide their patients through the course of treatment with sensitivity and compassion. Orthodontic treatment is a commitment that can last for several years. Sunshine Orthodontics patients are confident throughout the course of treatment that they are being cared for by knowledgeable and experienced orthodontic professionals in Dutchess County, NY.

Depending on the individual’s needs, treatment goals, and the type of orthodontic treatment selected, the time that you have your braces on will vary. A typical length of treatment is about two years, give or take. Some patients have their braces on for only six months, while other patients have them for longer than three years.

The consultation

An initial consultation with Dr. Mansour is necessary to determine each patient’s needs and treatment goals. Budget about an hour of your time for this assessment to ask important questions about the proposed treatment. X-rays, cast impressions of the teeth, and photographs of the mouth may be taken for analysis. In addition, a course of treatment and costs can then be submitted and discussed with the patient.

The installation

An appointment to install a set of braces varies with each patient’s needs and choice of treatment. The installation for a set of braces typically lasts about two hours. Keep in mind, the bracket type and position, as well as the wire selection, may affect the total installation time. The Sunshine Orthodontics team will answer any questions as they outline the entire course of treatment from beginning to end.

The commitment

Routine checkup and appointment for appliance adjustment are typical throughout the course of treatment. If necessary, the condition of the teeth, gums, and appliances are evaluated and adjusted. These sessions last about 15-20 minutes and take place every 8-10 weeks. On the other hand, patients with Invisalign clear aligners need more frequent appointments, roughly every 4-6 weeks.

The reveal

Debanding, the process of removing braces from the teeth, lasts about an hour and a half. The teeth are now in their optimal functional position: straight and natural. After the removal of your braces, a dentist appointment is necessary for a check-up, thorough cleaning, and fluoride treatment.

The future

Before-and-after photos of the treatment allows the patient, as well as treatment provider, to see the final results. A final set of treatment records will be filed, with the patient typically fitted for a retainer. A retainer is necessary after the removal of the braces to keep the teeth from wandering back into their old positions. For your benefit, conscientious use of a retainer after treatment with braces is insurance that the treatment results will last a lifetime.

Dr. Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are trusted orthodontic professionals in Dutchess County, NY providing treatment with braces to their patients. For more information on orthodontic treatment with braces, or to schedule an initial consultation, contact us at (845) 592-2292.

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