Removable appliances can create the space between the crowns in 4-6 months. To move the roots apart for implants and broaden the dental arches to a more esthetic smile complete to the corners of the mouth, it takes from 6-12 months with fixed braces. For most patients a total treatment time of 12-18 months is sufficient to complete the process and be ready for the placement of implants. This particularly compliant patient from Florida completed the entire process in 363 days! Another patient from Australia completed the process in 8 visits to our office.