It’s Not a Race!

How long will I have my braces on?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Gorlovsky, he will examine your teeth and bite and give you an estimated treatment time of how long it will take to straighten your smile. Please remember that this is just an estimate because there is no way to know exactly the number of months treatment will take. Orthodontists give an estimate based on their previous experience of cases similar to yours, the type of bite and how much crowding or spacing you have. Everyone’s teeth move at different rates and compliance with taking care of your braces or the wear of your Invisalign aligners, rubber band wear, and avoiding breakage of your appliances will allow Dr. Gorlovsky to finish within or close to the time he originally estimated.

We are all in this together, so let’s work as a team and get you the best result possible!