About Braces > How Long are Braces Worn?

Treatment usually takes between 18 and 24 months to complete.

This time will vary depending on the severity of your bite prior to treatment, complex cases may take longer.

Dr Coveney will give you an estimate on the expected treatment time at your initial consultations.

If you follow all of Dr Coveney’s instructions, avoid all foods that may damage your teeth such as hard, sticky, chewy and sugary foods and floss and brushing as we instruct, your braces will come off quicker.

You will also need to attend your general dentist for a check and clean every six months. 

After the braces are removed we provide our patients with retaining appliances.

The retaining appliances will be worn for at least 5 - 6 years. Regular appointments will be required during this retention phase of treatment.
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