While some are genetically fortunate enough to have perfectly aligned teeth, others have a few teeth in positions that are less than ideal.
For patients who want to make minor adjustments to their smile in a short amount of time, Fastbraces are the way to go.
Today, we explain everything you need to know about this speedy orthodontic procedure. We also give some insight to help you determine if you’re the ideal candidate for them.
What are Fastbraces?
With traditional braces, the timeline depends on how long it takes to correct misalignments. Most traditional braces come off within 16 to 18 months. However, the Fastbraces treatment lasts 12 months.
Fastbraces involve a series of treatment sessions that use advanced subsonic wave and phototherapy techniques that help accelerate the movement of teeth. These sessions are the key element for achieving a straighter smile in a shorter period.
In addition to advanced therapies, Fastbraces uses a unique orthodontic appliance design.
Fastbraces use triangular brackets to increase the gap between each brace. This design makes the wire more flexible and makes it possible to correct the roots and crowns simultaneously.
With traditional braces, it takes a bit more time to correct the crowns and roots. Fastbraces work to shift the entire tooth structure from the beginning of treatment.
What are the Benefits of Fastbraces?
Now that you know the basics of Fastbraces, let’s go over a few reasons why patients prefer this treatment over regular braces.
Fastbraces combine convenience and cost efficiency — so they’re more affordable than traditional braces.
The average cost of Fastbraces is around $3,575, compared to regular braces, which can have a price tag of up to $6,000.
Fewer Trips to the Orthodontist
Traditional braces require multiple visits to have the wires tightened or replaced.
In contrast, Fastbraces only uses a single wire throughout the treatment process, which reduces the need for frequent trips to the orthodontist.
Fastbraces have less friction than regular brackets. This creates less tooth sensitivity and reduces pain.
Regular metal braces can be unsightly — especially for adults. Fastbraces have clear brackets that are less noticeable on the teeth.
Optimal Oral Health
Research suggests that wearing braces for extended periods can cause tooth root shortening. However, wearing Fastbraces for a short amount of time reduces this risk.
Are You the Right Candidate for Fastbraces?
Patients of all ages are eligible for Fastbraces. But there are exceptions for those whose teeth are extremely overcrowded or for those with TMJ.
The professionals at Pacific Dental Care will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re the right candidate for Fastbraces.
If you’re ready to transform your smile, book an appointment online or call us at 818-396-7777.