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What are Fastbraces®?
Fastbraces are an orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth in a relatively short amount of time. Like regular braces, Fastbraces use continued and gradually increased pressure to move teeth into better alignment.
They are different in that they are more efficient than regular braces or aligners. They were designed to move the teeth into alignment faster than alternative orthodontic treatments.
Fastbraces: The basics
Fastbraces are made up of a set of triangular brackets, with one bracket for each tooth. The pointy end of the bracket points towards the gum line and the root. The base of the triangular bracket faces away from the gumline.
The brackets are connected by a square wire, which the orthodontist adjusts from time to time. The triangular shape of the brackets allows Fastbraces to move the root of the tooth as well as the crown at the same time. This stimulates the jaw to adjust to the new position of the teeth, including the root. By moving both the root and crown of the tooth at the same time, Fastbraces prevent a scenario where the teeth start to revert to their old positions.
In contrast, traditional braces have square brackets that are designed to reposition the crown of the tooth first. After the crown moves to its new position, the orthodontist starts to adjust the braces in a way that moves the root directly under the crown. This approach takes twice as long as Fastbraces.
How fast do they work?
When it comes to orthodontics, no two people are alike. Some people only have slightly crooked teeth and may only need Fastbraces for three months. Others have severely misaligned teeth that may need a lot more time to correct. With Fastbraces, such teeth can be aligned in as little as a year.
Compare this to an average of two years for traditional braces and it is obvious why Fastbraces are gaining popularity.
What happens after the braces come off?
The teeth and the jawbones that anchor them are living tissue. When braces align them into new positions, they will always try to go back to how they were before. To prevent this, the patient will have to wear a retainer after their treatment.
An orthodontist will direct their patient on how long they will need to wear their retainer. But the great part about Fastbraces is that a person will only need to wear them for 15 to 20 minutes every day. Or at night, if they choose to.
In contrast, a person with traditional braces will need to wear a retainer for 22 hours each day, in the months following the removal of the braces.
The benefits of Fastbraces include:
- Shorter treatment time with little pain and discomfort
- A person will only need to wear a retainer for a limited amount of time
- Less bulky than traditional braces
Fastbraces offer a faster, easier way to straighten your teeth
Braces have never been a fashion statement, so the sooner you can get rid of them the better. Fastbraces straighten teeth in record time, simply by moving the whole tooth, crown and root at the same time. When the braces come off, you can enjoy your life without a retainer dragging you down all day.
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