What Makes Fastbraces So Fast?
There are no miracle shortcuts in orthodontic treatment, but Fastbraces new technology is different, allowing treatment that lasts months, not years. Traditional braces treatment works by moving the tooth crown (the part that you see, outside your gums) in the first year, then moving the tooth roots (the part anchored in your gum and jawbone) in the second year. Fastbraces moves both the entire tooth, both the crown and the root, toward its final position at the same time, from the onset of treatment. This cuts the treatment down to about three to 12 months.
New Innovative Design
At a glance, Fastbraces may not appear very different from traditional braces. Take a close look and you’ll notice a fundamental difference. While traditional braces have square brackets, Fastbraces have rectangular brackets. This innovative change in design actually changes the angle of the forces that act on your teeth during the treatment process, speeding up the movement of teeth while keeping the process gentle.
No Tightening Needed
Another key to the quicker and gentler treatment is the use of a single wire. Traditional braces usually use a series of wires over the course of several months, switching them in and out. Fastbraces uses a single square super-elastic nickel-titanium wire which is activated by the special design of the brackets and the natural heat of your mouth. No need to have your braces “tightened”.
Minimal Time Wearing a Retainer
Unlike traditional orthodontic treatment in which the patient sometimes has to wear their retainer all the time, Fastbraces requires less retainer wear. After Fastbraces treatment, the patient will wear a retainer at night while they sleep (typically about 8 hours). We like to call this “teeth pajamas”. Or the patient may only need to wear the retainer for 15-20 minutes each day (for example, while showering and getting dressed). We call this “teeth shampoo”. The dentist will give you specific instructions for your post-Fastbraces retainer routine. After about a year, some patients only have to wear their retainer for a few minutes!
TRADITIONAL BRACES VS. FASTBRACES
Old Style Traditional Braces New Technology Fastbraces
University Tested University Tested
Used for Decades Used for Over 20 Years
Square Brackets Triangular Brackets
Complex Treatment Simple Treatment
Often Changes to Natural Bite Natural Bite Preserved
Extractions Needed Often Almost Always Non-extraction
Multiple Wires Used Just One-Wire
Multiple Radiographs Needed One Radiograph of All Roots Needed
Often Treatment by Specialist Treatment by General Dentist
Typically 1.5-3 Years 3 Months to About a Year
Typically High Cost Typically Low Cost
Delayed Root Movement Immediate Root Movement
Root Resorption Less Resorption Statistically
Pain Issues Reported Pain Reduction Statistically
TMJ Joint Issues Reported No TMJ Issues Known
Typically 24/7 Retainers Typically 15-20 Min./Day Retainers
Short-term Ortho Necessary for Cosmetics Short-term Ortho Redundant
First and Second visit:
If the patient has a deep bite (overbite) tendency, they will receive the upper braces during this visit in order to reduce the overbite, and receive the lower braces on their second visit. If the teeth don’t overlap enough, the patient will typically get the upper and lower front braces during the first visit, and the upper and lower back braces on the second visit or a combination of the above as per the doctor’s recommendation for each individual case.
The braces will be placed close to the gums if one has an open bite tendency, or close to the edge of the teeth if one has a deep bite (overbite) tendency.
Third and remaining visits:
Adjustment of the braces is done by changing the elastic ties around the braces or by re-positioning, adding or removing one or more of the braces.
Aligners Necessary Alternative Aligners Rarely Needed
Typically No Guarantee Lifetime Commitment by Participating Providers
No Referral Network Worldwide Referral Network