Many patients who are not completely happy with their smile turn to orthodontics, whether it be in the form of Invisalign, traditional braces, or other appliances. Dr. Lynn’s office offers various forms of orthodontic treatment to provide patients with the smile of their dreams, and is proud to offer Fastbraces® as an alternative to traditional metal braces.
While most patients look forward to having straight teeth and the ideal smile, many can become discouraged at the amount of time it takes to achieve the perfect results. The length of time that patients find themselves in braces can be years, as braces are not only moving the crown of the tooth itself, but also the root. In addition to the duration of treatment, many patients find the look of braces or other orthodontic appliances themselves to be unsightly. To improve upon these negative aspects, the brand Fastbraces® was designed and patented.
So what exactly are Fastbraces®?
Fastbraces® is a relatively new technology that can reduce treatment time from years to a matter of months. The treatment presents the patient with minimal discomfort, and its patented triangular design helps move the tooth and root within one shortened time frame rather than the two time frames required for traditional metal braces. The design of Fastbraces® also provides a more discreet way to wear braces, as it consists of triangular brackets and a tooth colored wire that can blend more easily with the natural look of the mouth.
How long do Fastbraces® take?
In most cases, Fastbraces® take less than a year as opposed to the traditional two years. Because Fastbraces® move both the tooth and the root; the braces are doing double duty and can divide the time in half. The full length of time that a patient is prescribed to wear braces of any kind will vary, as each individual case is different. However, for cases that qualify, the design of Fastbraces® is specifically to lessen the wearing time compared to traditional braces.
Are there any added benefits to Fastbraces®? Or are they just fast?
Besides the accelerated treatment, the triangular brackets of Fastbraces® cover less of the tooth surface and are cemented for a shorter time. This design lessens the decay and buildup from orthodontic appliances that can negatively impact the integrity of the teeth. Once the tooth loses mineralization or becomes weak, it is a permanent problem. Fastbraces® ensure that the health of the tooth is not compromised any more than by traditional braces, and that patient remains safe from tooth sensitivity that can come from demineralization.
Dr. Lynn recommends Fastbraces® to many of his patients, and has seen enormous success with the course of treatment. Not only have patients been happy with their resulting smile, but were pleased with the process overall. If traditional metal braces and Invisalign are not ideal orthodontic appliances, Fastbraces® may be the way to go and Dr. Lynn is happy to answer any questions.