One of the most common drawbacks of traditional braces is that they take a long time (several months to years) to produce results.
There is an option, however, that allows you to straighten your teeth in a reduced time frame: the aptly named Fastbraces.
What are Fastbraces?
Designed to be a more efficient alternative to braces, Fastbraces are an orthodontic appliance that shortens treatment time to as little as 3 to 4 months.
How are they able to do this? It has to do with the way Fastbraces straighten teeth.
The reason why traditional braces take such a long time is that they work in stages, first aligning the crowns of the teeth, which takes about a year, and then the roots, which can take another year.
Fastbraces align both crown and root simultaneously, speeding up the timeframe for treatment.
Another bonus is that some patients report experiencing reduced pain compared to traditional braces.
Benefits of Fastbraces
Many people seek braces because they want an aesthetic improvement to their smiles, so an accelerated option is naturally an enticing one. Not only do you get a straighter smile much faster, you also spend far less time wearing visible braces on your teeth.
Fastbraces also offer benefits in terms of oral hygiene and health. Oral care is impeded by braces (it’s much harder to brush and floss when you have brackets and wires on your teeth), so the longer a person wears braces, the greater the likelihood of developing cavities. Fastbraces reduce this risk by minimizing the length of time that a person has braces on their teeth.
Are you a candidate for Fastbraces?
Fastbraces are a good orthodontics option for a range of people of all ages, provided they want straighter teeth and are willing to follow the treatment plan. In general, if you qualify for traditional braces, then Fastbraces will likely be a good option for you, too.
Those who may not be good candidates for Fastbraces include people with severe overcrowding and those with issues in the TMJ joint. In addition, practicing good habits after getting braces is important to for the results as well.
Schedule your consultation
Your dentist will be able to assess your candidacy for Fastbraces. If you’re looking to straighten your smile and wish to do so on an accelerated timeline, schedule your consultation today.