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Do you or your child need braces? Dr. Garrison offers a variety of orthodontic treatments to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems. If you are considering braces, you may wonder how long the treatment takes or if braces can be removed early. At Bluffton Orthodontics, we have answers. And we have the perfect treatment for you, whether you’re looking for braces in Beaufort, clear aligners, or any other option.

Dr. Garrison offers a variety of orthodontic treatments that can straighten teeth in a relatively short time – without sacrificing quality or comfort. We want to help everyone have the smile they’ve always wanted, and we think you’ll be amazed at what our team can do for you. We want you to feel confident in your smile – so schedule an appointment today!

 

What Are Braces and What Do They Do?

We can use braces to correct various orthodontic problems, both cosmetic and functional. Braces generally work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth over time. This pressure slowly moves the teeth into the desired position.

The braces used will depend on the specific problem we are treating. For example, we commonly use metal braces to correct crowding or gaps in the teeth, while we often use clear aligners to treat more subtle issues. No matter the braces type, the goal is always to improve the appearance and function of the teeth.

 

When Are Braces Typically Removed?

Taking off braces is an appointment most teenagers look forward to coming to our office. But when are braces typically removed? The answer may depend on the type of braces you have. We usually remove traditional metal braces and ceramic braces after about two years.

Clear aligners are removable so that you can eat, drink, and brush your teeth normally, but the treatment time is usually around two years. The length of treatment may vary depending on the complexity of your case.

Dr. Garrison and his team can give you a more accurate estimate of how long you will need to wear braces based on your situation.

 

Can Braces Be Removed Early?

Whether or not you can remove braces early is a question we get asked frequently. The answer is that it depends on the individual case. Sometimes, we may remove braces early if they have a problem. For example, if the braces are causing pain or irritation, your orthodontist may recommend removing them. These cases are rare – If you have any concerns about your braces, please contact our office.

In other cases, we may remove braces early if the teeth have reached the desired position and there is no risk of them moving back. However, this is not always the case. In some situations, the teeth may need to be held in place for a more extended time to ensure they do not move back.

 

Are There Any Risks Associated With Having Braces Removed Early?

There are some risks associated with having braces removed early. One of the most common risks is that the teeth may return to their original position. The returned movement is more likely if you remove the braces before the total treatment time has elapsed.

If you are considering having your braces removed early, we recommend you speak with your orthodontist to discuss the risks and benefits of doing so.

 

How Can I Make My Orthodontic Treatment Go as Fast as Possible?

The best way to have your braces removed as early as possible is to pay attention to a few tips on the most effective treatment. You can do a few things if you want to get your orthodontic treatment over with as quickly as possible. First, attend all of your appointments and follow your orthodontist’s instructions. These appointments will help ensure that your treatment is on track and that you are making progress.

In addition, eat a healthy diet and avoid foods that can damage your braces. Sugary, sticky, or hard foods can break brackets and bend wires. Consuming these foods can lengthen your treatment time and lead to more appointments.

Finally, practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and speed up your treatment time.

 

Beaufort Braces And More For Exceptional Orthodontic Treatment

We have the perfect solution for you whether you need Beaufort braces or any other orthodontic treatment. Our comfortable treatment will make your experience enjoyable, and our team is dedicated to providing excellent service every step.

Schedule your free consultation today in Bluffton, SC! We want to help everyone have the smile they’ve always wanted, and we think you’ll be amazed at what our team can do for you.