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Significant Midline Discrepancy



I had braces as a child but at 55 my midline is now 4 mm out of alignment. Approximately how long would you estimate it would take to correct this to 2mm or less with orthodontic treatment?


This is difficult to say without seeing you. Usually adult orthodontics takes 30 to 36 months. 

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Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University