Throughout the course of your treatment, you will make regular visits to our office to track your progress. Over time, we will increase archwire strength to continue the straightening process. These appointments will also be used for any necessary repairs. It must be noted, that damage to brackets or archwires will extend treatment time. Also at these appointments, Dr. Fricke will offer colors in exchange for good oral hygiene. These appointments are typically every 6 - 8 weeks during a 2-year treatment plan and your unique treatment time will vary upon your individual needs.