Fastbraces® is a tooth straightening technology that is fast, safe and affordable.
This technology enables movement of the roots of the teeth in the direction of their final positions from the beginning of treatment by torquing them from the very first appointment. Patients are now able to get results often without much sensitivity, in about a year, and in some cases, just a few months. It has been developed and tested over the last 20 years. Fastbraces® Technology is fast, safe, easy and affordable solution compared to traditional braces. With the patented triangular design of the braces, state of the art techniques and a special heat-activated wire, this new system is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics.
Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, commonly over a period of around two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth is shifted into alignment. While in the second year, treatment tackles the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used with Fastbraces® perform on a different mechanical principle altogether. The patented system uses an innovative bracket together with a specially- shaped wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth, from the beginning of treatment. This particular combination is essential in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.
The Fastbraces® Technology brackets have an elevated slot and a unique elbow design. The shape of the bracket is critical because it literally transforms the force-flexibility equation. The square shape of traditional mounting brackets defines the distance between the brackets and that distance determines the flexibility of the wire. However, the triangular shape of the Fastbraces® patented bracket, with its elevated slot, generally increases the distance between the individual brackets, which increases the flexibility of the wire. Additionally, the “elbows” on the bracket help deliver torquing and tipping forces towards the root from the beginning of treatment. These essential differences allow treatment to be accomplished in about a year, or perhaps as little as 3 months in certain cases. If you are looking for a more aesthetic cosmetic solution, ceramic brackets are also available which offer the same advantages as our traditional metal brackets.
With a 20 year history of this technology, thousands of successfully treated patients, Fastbraces® are not only safe but offer many additional benefits. Patients oftentimes encounter less discomfort and then there are no more risks with Fastbraces® than those associated with traditional braces. In addition, the fact that the braces are on for less time will mean that there is potentially less risk of tooth decay as a consequence of improper oral hygiene. Additionally, this technology doesn’t require as many dentist visits as traditional braces. Fewer dentist visits mean less money spent, and less time away from school or work. An additional outstanding benefit is the reduction of retainer usage. You will only have to wear the retainer for 15 minutes a day after the braces are removed. Fantastic, right?