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This is a question with no concrete answer, unfortunately. Every case is different, but the average length of the active stage of orthodontic treatment is anywhere from 6-36 months.

After treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer for as long as Dr. Gen feels is necessary based on the individual case. We work as a team to create a smile that will last a lifetime.

Absolutely. If your athlete is wearing traditional braces, it’s crucial to protect their smile to stay on track with their treatment.

We strongly recommend that they use an orthodontic mouthguard to protect their braces, and their mouth, from any potential injury. Your athlete can play any contact sport if they use the proper orthodontic mouthguard.

If your athlete has Invisalign, they can simply take their aligner out before practice or a game and put it back in afterward.

Traditional metal braces might affect the way musicians play some instruments. Invisalign is an excellent alternative treatment because removing the aligner before playing gives no limitations.