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How long does getting clear braces take?

Getting clear braces may take two to three visits with your orthodontist. The initial appointments will be to examine your mouth, take x-rays of your teeth and jaw, and perhaps create a plastic mold of your mouth to reveal your bite. Also, if your teeth are too crowded, you may need to pull one or more teeth to make room.

Afterwards, putting the clear braces on your teeth should take less than an hour. Your orthodontist will attach the ceramic or plastic brackets to your teeth and may add wiring. Clear plastic aligners are simply slid inside your mouth for a tight but comfortable fit. You can expect to return to your orthodontist, a dentist who treats teeth misalignments and jaw problems, for regular visits to have your clear braces adjusted.

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