Today braces are no longer restricted to the fixed metal variety, comprising cumbersome metal brackets and wires that take years to work. So if you are an adult with crooked, crowded or gappy teeth, you can now get your teeth straightened more discreetly, efficiently and comfortably than ever before.
Fastbraces are an ideal example of one of today's modern braces systems. As the name suggests, these braces are a fast and safe way to have your teeth straightened, when applied by the capable hands of a trained dentist such as at Liverpool Smile Studio in Liverpool.
How do they work?
Traditional metal braces move teeth into position in 2 stages. This usually takes about 2 years, with the first year dedicated to shifting the crowns and the second year dedicated to repositioning the roots. The brackets used with Fastbraces work on a different mechanical principle. The system is based on the use of innovative triangular brackets and a specially shaped wire, which together correct the positions of the roots and crowns of the teeth at the same time.
How long do they take to work?
As Fastbraces technology allows for movement of the roots of the teeth from the very beginning of treatment, it is possible to complete treatment in as little as 3 months. However treatment times will vary depending on your individual case.
How long have Fastbraces been available?
Fastbraces technology was first introduced in 1992 in Dallas, Texas in the USA. It would go on to be used internationally, including in the UK and Greece.
Am I suitable?
The first step to a great smile is to meet with an experienced dentist to determine if you are a candidate for Fastbraces. They will carry out a comprehensive exam of your mouth and smile. Next, impressions and x-rays are taken to help them create a customised treatment plan designed specifically for your smile.
With Fastbraces patients often experience less discomfort then with traditional fixed metal braces. There are also 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 potentially less chance of tooth decay due to improper oral hygiene.