When most people think of braces, they picture bulky wire contraptions attached to a person’s teeth in a terribly uncomfortable-looking fashion. While traditional braces certainly serve their purpose in terms of orthodontic treatment, FastBraces® are an effective, modern alternative that can correct severe gaps and misalignments in as little as 60 days.
If you’ve been told you need braces to correct spacing issues, but are put off by the lengthy amount of time it takes traditional braces to work, FastBraces may be an option for you at our iSmile locations.
In terms of functionality, FastBraces work in a very similar manner to traditional metal braces. However, unlike traditional wire braces that correct gaps and misaligned teeth in a lengthy two-step process, FastBraces are an advanced orthodontic appliance that move both the upper and lower portions of your teeth simultaneously – thus allowing for much quicker results.
FastBraces utilize three novel patents that allow patients to start seeing results in as little as 60 days. This is a dramatic improvement on traditional braces, which in many instances can take up to two years to fix severe gaps and spacing issues.
Like traditional braces, FastBraces incorporate the use of wire brackets that are adjusted incrementally over time in order to permanently correct severe gaps and/or crooked teeth. What makes FastBraces unique is the combination of phototherapy treatment and subsonic wave treatment, which improves the efficiency of force that is applied on teeth by the temporary wire brackets. In a basic sense, this means teeth will shift quicker and with more efficiency, compared to traditional wire braces.
In a nutshell, the unique delta-shaped bracket used in FastBraces allows for simultaneous shifting of both the crown and the root structure of teeth. This is different from traditional braces, which utilize a square bracket that moves the crown and root structures in independent two-step processes.
The majority of FastBraces patients will complete treatment in roughly 100 days. In some instances, however, patients can complete their treatment in as little as 60 days!
Many patients confuse FastBraces with Invisalign ceramic braces, when in reality these are two entirely different treatments (both of which are offered by our dentists). Invisalign does not involve the use of brackets or metal wires, but instead uses a clear removable mouthpiece that works to slowly align teeth over time. In most instances, FastBraces are the preferred option for severe cases of gaps and misalignment.
FastBraces also typically work in three months or less, compared to the Invisalign treatment, which can take 12 to 18 months to complete. Both FastBraces and Invisalign offer discreet time-saving alternatives to traditional wire braces.
Do you think you might be a candidate for FastBraces? If so, give our offices a call today and schedule a consultation with our team of dental professionals. Long gone are the days of having to suffer through years of treatment with traditional long-term braces. FastBraces offer a quick, comfortable, discreet alternative, and will have you well on your way to achieving a perfect smile in as little as two months.
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