Have You Been Advised to Get Braces?
Braces are an excellent way to correct the shape and position of your teeth. They are instrumental when a person has crooked teeth, crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and gaps. But, traditional braces can take a long time to work. Typically, conventional braces take up to two years to show substantial results. You may not have the time to wait that long, or you may not want to.
In these cases, there is another option which you can use, which is equally effective, but takes a much lesser time to show results. Introducing FASTBRACES®. This state-of-the-art dental care technology performs all the functions of braces and do so in a quarter of the time.
At Affinity Dental Group, we can fit fastbraces for you. Just give us a call and schedule a consultation.
What are Fastbraces?
Fastbraces is a patented technology that begins straightening the teeth right from the first day of fitting. It is made using a special triangular bracket with a super-elastic square nickel-titanium wire. This unique bracket offers double the flexibility to the wire, helping it realign the root and the crown at the same time. This strengthens and restores the alveolar bone much quicker. In comparison, the square bracket used in traditional braces only aligns the crowns of the teeth first and then, the roots.
Benefits of Choosing Fastbraces over Conventional Braces
The fastbraces technology is so fast and effective, that in most cases, teeth can be aligned properly in as less as 3 months. In a few instances, patients have seen noticeable results in a matter of weeks. In cases where extensive straightening is required, treatment period may be longer than 3 months, but it’s certainly completed under a year.
The speed aside, fastbraces are easier to fit and less painful. The shape of the fastbraces reduces surface friction, making it easier and less painful to put-on and pull-off. The nickel-titanium wire is also lighter in weight, making it very comfortable. Plus, since you don’t need to come in for re-fitting (as is the case during the second stage of traditional braces), you only need to come back to have them removed.
Another important advantage of using fastbraces is that it helps reduce patient vulnerability to gum disease. Since the braces stay on for a shorter duration, it becomes easier for the dentist to clean your teeth and provide gum care.
Using Fastbraces at Home
Just like traditional braces, fastbraces must be worn 24/7 till the end of your treatment. When brushing, you have to brush the brackets thoroughly with the recommended toothpaste and toothbrush.
After completion of the treatment, retainers may be used. But use them only for 15-20 minutes each day for the recommended duration. You can wear the retainers while sleeping. This way, you won’t need to fit anything to your teeth during the day.
Perfect for People of All Ages
The fastbraces technology is perfect for adults and children alike. At Affinity Dental Group, we have fitted fastbraces on many patients. We will evaluate your teeth and provide a treatment plan.
We understand that you may want to get quick and long lasting results. We will take impressions of your teeth, develop a custom-designed fastbrace for you and fit it within a few days’ time.
Once done, we will ask you to come in for a quick teeth examination every few weeks. You can rest assured that you’ll have beautifully straight pearly whites in no time.