Based on the severity of crookedness in my teeth, how long will it take braces to straighten them?

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    Gigi Calvin

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    These are my teeth. My parents are saying they're fine and I don't need braces but I clearly do. How long though?
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Maybe your parents can't afford braces? Nobody dies from crooked teeth.
    You'd have to see an orthodontist, but let's guess at least 12 months of braces.
     
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    Braces can be very traumatic as well as expensive. The orthodontist may want some teeth pulled to make room. I've seen severe bone, root and pulp damage. I seen smiles become permanently uneven (canted). If you don't wear a retainer, your teeth may move back as before.
     
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    In fact, they can. My dad is literally worth $2 mil but he's so stingy
     
    Gigi Calvin, Jan 2, 2019
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