FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. What is Fastbraces®?
Fastbraces® were developed to straighten teeth differently. Fastbraces® is the revolutionary system of fast, safe, easy and affordable braces that is changing the field of orthodontics. It is a complete, non-extraction system for most cases, which provides patients with outstanding results.
B. How does it work?
Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, usually over a period of about two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth
is moved into alignment. In the second year, treatment addresses the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used
with Fastbraces® work on a different mechanical principle altogether. The patented system uses an innovative triangular bracket
and a specially- shaped square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth, from the beginning of treatment.
This combination is key in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.
C. How long is Treatment Time?
Fastbraces® Technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final
position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages,
thus completing treatment from 3 months to about a year. Some patients see results in just weeks!
D. Are Fastbraces® less Painful?
University research has shown that Fastbraces® Technology has low mean frictional forces,
a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction and pain reduction with fitting front and back teeth together.
E. Do I have to wear a Retainer?
With the complete alignment of the roots of the teeth, retention is needed every day for only 15-20 minutes
(“Tooth Shampoo”.) Some people like wearing the retainers at night (“Teeth pajamas”).
No more retainers for hours during the day for months after treatment.
This is yet another reason why Fastbraces® Technology is changing the way orthodontics is done altogether.
F. How Can You Decide if You’re a Good Candidate for Fastbraces®?
Here are a few simple questions to ask yourself that can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate:
Would you like a straighter, more beautiful smile?
Would you like that beautiful smile in a few short months instead of years?
Would you like to experience less discomfort?
Would you like to pay less for your orthodontic treatment?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then CONGRATULATIONS, you could be a great candidate for Fastbraces®!
G. What are the advantages of Fastbraces®?
Fast! Treatment times range from 3 months to about a year
Fastbraces® Technology typically works with just one orthodontic wire from start to finish, whereas
old braces usually require a series of wires and tightening procedures. Fastbraces® Technology uses
a special square super-elastic nickel-titanium wire which is activated by the special design of the braces.
This dynamic wire helps upright the whole tooth using the natural temperature of the mouth in just one stage.
Now treatment time can be measured in months instead of years!
Twenty years of history, thousands of consecutively treated patients and university research have shown that
Fastbraces® are not only safe but offer many additional benefits. Patients oftentimes experience less discomfort and there are
no more risks with Fastbraces® than those associated with traditional braces. Additionally,
the fact that the braces are on for less time means that there is possibly less chance of tooth decay due to improper oral hygiene.
Fastbraces® Technology is very affordable in most cases because treatment typically takes just a few visits at the doctor’s office.
Less doctor visits mean less money spent, less gas used getting to and from the doctor’s office and less time off school or work.
Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way braces straighten teeth, the length of time it takes, the cost,
and the comfort level. Research has shown lower sensitivity from greater pain reduction with the bracket system of Fastbraces® Technology.
Different by design
The Fastbraces® Technology brackets have an elevated slot and a unique elbow design.
The shape of the bracket is critical because it literally changes the force-flexibility equation.
The square shape of conventional brackets defines the distance between the brackets and that distance determines the flexibility of the wire.
The triangular shape of the Fastbraces® patented bracket increases the distance between the individual brackets, which increase the flexibility of the wire.
Additionally, the brackets help deliver torquing and tipping forces to the root of the tooth from the beginning of treatment.
These fundamental differences allow treatment to be completed from 3 months to about a year.