FASTBRACES

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

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APPOINTMENT BREAKDOWN

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. 

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