When will I get my braces off? This is the most popular question I get after braces have been on. I always explain to my patients that not only are we correcting the esthetics of your smile, we are also working on the function. The function takes significantly longer as we are moving entire arches of teeth as opposed to one individual tooth. Although the straightening can be as short as six months, correcting the bite can take upwards of two years. Ultimately, the key is patience.