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8. How long will orthodontic treatment take? 

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In general, active treatment time with orthodontic appliances (braces) ranges from one to three years. Early treatment procedures may take only a few months. The actual time in braces depends on the severity of the initial problem, the growth of the patient's mouth and face, and most importantly, the cooperation of the patient. Mild problems usually require less time, and some individuals respond faster to treatment than others. 

While orthodontic treatment requires a definite time commitment, patients are rewarded with beautiful, healthy teeth, proper jaw alignment, and a superior smile that lasts a lifetime. Teeth and jaws in proper alignment look and feel better, work better, contribute to general physical health, and can definitely improve one's self-confidence.   

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