1How do Fastbraces® work?
Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, usually over a period of about two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth is moved into alignment. In the second year, treatment addresses the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used with Fastbraces® work on a different mechanical principle altogether. The patented system uses an innovative triangular bracket and a specially- shaped square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth, from the beginning of treatment. This combination is key in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.
2How long is the treatment time?
Fastbraces® Technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages, thus completing treatment from 3 months to about a year. Some patients see results in just weeks!
3Do I have to wear a Retainer?
At your last appointment when having your Fastbraces® removed the dentist will fit you with a retainer. This retainer will sit behind your teeth and is fixed in place using a filling material. This process is used as with the complete alignment of the roots of the teeth, retention is needed to maintain alignment.
4How can you decide if you are a good candidate for Fastbraces®?
Would you like a straighter, more beautiful smile?
Would you like that beautiful smile in a few short months instead of years?
Would you like to experience less discomfort?
Would you like to pay less for your orthodontic treatment?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then CONGRATULATIONS, you could be a great candidate for Fastbraces®!
5What are the advantages of Fastbraces®?
Fast! Treatment times range from 3 months to about a year
Fastbraces® Technology typically works with just one orthodontic wire from start to finish, whereas traditional braces usually require a series of wires and tightening procedures. Fastbraces® Technology uses a special square super-elastic nickel-titanium wire which is activated by the special design of the braces. This dynamic wire helps upright the whole tooth using the natural temperature of the mouth in just one stage. Now treatment time can be measured in months instead of years!
Fastbraces® Technology is very affordable in most cases because treatment typically takes just a few visits. Less dentist visits mean less money spent, less fuel used getting to and from the doctor’s office and less time off school or work.
Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way braces straighten teeth, the length of time it takes, the cost, and the comfort level. Research has shown lower sensitivity from greater pain reduction with the bracket system of Fastbraces® Technology but all patients feel and experience different things.