WHAT ARE FASTBRACES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Teeth are crooked because they didn't erupt properly, they came in the mouth tilted, sideways and not upright in the position they need in order to be straight. This means that the root of a crooked tooth is not straight, or upright, as it should be had the tooth come in straight. Fastbraces® Technology targets the roots of the tooth from the beginning of treatment. If the root is upright, then the tooth becomes straight.
To do this properly, a special square super-elastic nickel-titanium wire is used in order to torque and upright the root. Old braces are typically square in shape and don't provide for enough room between them (figure 1). If the square braces are replaced with triangular ones, the distance between the braces doubles (figure 2). Therefore, by doubling the distance, the flexibility of the square wire increases eight times (23 = 8). Thus, with Fastbraces® Technology, one square wire can be engaged comfortably and easily between the braces in order to upright the root from the beginning of treatment. Therefore, treatment time can be completed in about a year or as little as 3 months in some cases. (figure 3)
Fastbraces Treatment Timeline
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A consultation is scheduled and the doctor will take radiographs and pictures of the patient's teeth. This will help the doctor create a customized plan for each patient. While there are no miracle shortcuts in orthodontics, Fastbraces® Technology is different by design, which allows for the treatment to be measured in weeks to months, not years.
Plan Is Followed To Completion
About 20 Weeks of Treatment
Traditional braces are usually square in shape and typically move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth towards its final position in the second year, thus requiring about two years of treatment. Fastbraces® Techonology allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, thus completing treatment from 3 months to about a year, and even weeks for those lucky few whose bone responds very well to treatment!
Removal And Post-Treatment
After a Few Weeks with Fastbraces
The braces are removed and treatment is completed! After treatment, the provider may recommend that the patient wears a retainer every night during a normal 8-hours sleep period ("Teeth Pajamas") or just in the shower for 15-20 minutes every day ("Tooth Shampoo").
Enjoy that beautiful smile!