We live in an age of immediacy. When we want something, we want it now, and our attitude toward straight teeth is no different. The idea of spending years in braces does not seem appealing to many people – they want a fast track version of the process. This is how Fast Braces®came about. Fast Braces®are not a new concept, in fact, the technology has been around for about twenty years. What is really great about this, is that over two decades, the processes associated with the system have been tweaked and perfected to offer a streamlined process towards a beautiful smile.
What Are Fast Braces®?
Fast Braces®are triangular-shaped brackets, along with a super-elastic wire, that create the ideal combination of gentle forces to move the teeth in a more natural way. Patients will typically start seeing results within the first few weeks. Fast Braces® are incredibly similar to traditional braces apart from the fact that they are designed to accelerate the process. Unlike traditional braces, their brackets are triangular. Fast Braces®have actually been around for several years and it has been concluded that they are a completely safe and effective way to straighten teeth. Fast Braces®take half as long as traditional braces to do the job and often work out cheaper!
Who Can Use Fast Braces®?
Fast Braces®can be used on anyone looking for a straighter smile. Naturally, with closer inspection, your orthodontist will be able to deem whether or not you are a suitable candidate for this system. Fast Braces®can correct overcrowding as well as twisted and crooked teeth. Fast braces can also correct open bite, high canines, overbite, spacing issues and crossbite.
How Do They Work?
Fast Braces®aim to correct your teeth at the root. The goal of this treatment is to move the crown of the tooth as well as its root into the desired place at the same time. The procedure utilises force and flexibility in order to achieve this goal, and it does so by utilising the triangular shaped bracket. Unlike the traditional square brackets, the Fast Braces®technology combines the triangular shaped brackets with an elevated slot in order to improve the flexibility of the wire. These mechanics allow for extra tipping and torqueing so that the root is affected from the beginning of the entire process, right throughout.
Many orthodontists claim that Fast Braces® can complete your orthodontic treatment in half the time as compared to regular braces. But how long is that exactly? We cannot give a definite answer to this question as some people may need to wear traditional braces for three years whereas others only for one year. The same is true with Fast Braces®. The treatment time is based on a combination of individual factors. Though the length of time needed for Fast Braces®is an individual matter, many have completed treatment in as little as three months. Oftentimes, when people are told they need to wear braces, the first question is usually “well, when do I get them off?” the answer to this question is often more satisfying when the type of braces that are to be used is the Fast Braces®system.
To find out if you are eligible for Fast Braces®or what your options are visit the team at Main Street Dental.