If you missed the opportunity to straighten your teeth when you were younger, and now need to have braces fitted as an adult, you may have conflicting feelings about the process. Although the chances of feeling embarrassed by your peers are over, you may still feel uncomfortable about having braces, and want to know exactly how long you will have to wear them. If you have had braces in the past and not had much success, you may be concerned that you will be putting yourself through a long period of misery without any positive outcome.
During six month smiles treatment, the average completion time tends to be from four to nine months. Following successful treatment, patients often wonder how their brace is going to be removed.
When the brace is bonded on, we use a composite-based luting cement to hold it in place, which is essentially a glue used on the brackets to glue to the teeth. The idea of this glue is so that it attaches to the enamel of the teeth, without causing any damage upon removal.