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Succesful orthodontic treatment

Requirements for a successful orthodontic treatment

Successful orthodontic treatment requires a specialized orthodontist and a cooperative patient. The patient is cooperative when he/she follows closely the instructions of the orthodontist on the use of the appliances, keeps the appointments and has impeccable oral hygiene. That means that he/she has to brush effectively 3 times a day after the main meals, and has to avoid consumming sweets, candy and chewing gum in between meals. That's the only way the treatment can achieve its goals in the shortest possible time.
As far as the duration of the treatment is concerned, it varies from few months to a couple of years, depending on the nature and the severity of the problem. More complex cases may take longer time.