What Are Fastbraces?
If you’re looking for a quicker solution than old-style braces to straighten your teeth, you’ve probably heard about plastic aligners like Invisalign. But you may not know about Fastbraces. While conventional orthodontic treatment can take two years or longer, the groundbreaking Fastbraces system can do the job in a few months.
Not to be confused with short-term orthodontics (STO) for purely cosmetic purposes, Fastbraces provide comprehensive orthodontic care and were developed after 30 years of scientific research and development. Like standard braces, Fastbraces can fix even complex orthodontic problems – but in less than half the time.
So, what makes Fastbraces special compared with traditional braces? What types of orthodontic issues can Fastbraces address? Who invented Fastbraces? How do Fastbraces compare with Invisalign? Apart from speedy treatment, do Fastbraces have other benefits? How much do Fastbraces cost? Here, you can find out all you need to know about Fastbraces.
Fastbraces Vs. Traditional Braces
Braces exert pressure on teeth in order to reposition them. The anatomy of the jaw adjusts and realigns to conform to this pressure as the teeth are moved. With regular braces, this process takes one to three years on average, and entails two stages. During the first 12 months, the top parts (crowns) of teeth are moved. After that, the tooth roots are repositioned.
With the help of pioneering dental technology, Fastbraces simplifies the orthodontic process and moves crowns and roots at the same time. It does this by using triangular brackets instead of the square-shaped brackets of standard braces. The triangular bracket, with an elbow-type design, is attached to a uniquely shaped wire. These two components work together to gently move tooth roots as well as crowns.
Repositioning the whole tooth structure simultaneously cuts orthodontic treatment time considerably to give you a straight smile much faster. Fastbraces provide a quicker, affordable alternative to traditional braces while still being able to address multiple orthodontic concerns, as we’ll see next.
What Orthodontic Problems Can Fastbraces Fix?
Like standard braces, Fastbraces can resolve a broad range of orthodontic problems, including:
- Crooked teeth.
- Gapped teeth.
- Crowded teeth.
Fastbraces can also fix bite irregularities such as:
- Open bite – upper and lower teeth failing to make proper contact.
- Crossbite – upper teeth biting on the inside of lower teeth.
- Overbite – upper front teeth overlapping lower teeth.
- Underbite – when the lower teeth project beyond the upper teeth.
The Fastbraces Dallas Connection
Here at Irving dentist Dental Concepts & Orthodontics, we were keen to embrace the concept of Fastbraces because of the many advantages they offer patients. We were also drawn to this innovative technology because the story of Fastbraces began in Dallas, Texas. Fastbraces is a registered trademark developed with patented technology. The system is the brainchild of Dallas orthodontist Dr. Anthony D. Viazis. He invented and patented the bracket system behind Fastbraces Technologies.
Fastbraces Vs. Invisalign
Like Fastbraces, removable Invisalign clear plastic aligners offer faster results than conventional braces. Unlike Invisalign aligner trays, Fastbraces consist of metal wires and brackets, the same as standard braces. This facilitates a wider spectrum of orthodontic treatments. A further difference is that Fastbraces are fixed braces that remain in your mouth throughout treatment. Invisalign can take 12 months to two years to straighten teeth. Fastbraces can do it in about 100 days, with visible results becoming apparent long before then.
Benefits of Fastbraces
The key advantage of Fastbraces is the significant reduction in length of treatment. But it’s not the only benefit that makes Fastbraces a good option for many orthodontic patients. Other advantages of Fastbraces include:
Better Oral Hygiene
Traditional braces make oral hygiene challenging. It’s difficult to brush and floss effectively due to the wires and brackets. The Fastbraces design makes it easier to clean your teeth during orthodontic treatment. This lessens the risks of plaque build-up that causes cavities and gum disease. And because Fastbraces dramatically cut treatment time, you’re able to resume a thorough routine of oral hygiene much more quickly.
Greater Comfort and Convenience
Because of the different design of Fastbraces, they’re more comfortable to wear than conventional braces. There’s less pressure on your teeth, which therefore move more easily and smoothly. This makes Fastbraces a particularly good option for patients with sensitive teeth. Fastbraces also provides a more convenient treatment process, with fewer trips to the dentist.
No Tooth Extraction
In some cases, like crowded teeth, tooth extraction is necessary for the best outcome from orthodontic treatment with conventional braces. Fastbraces can rectify orthodontic problems for nearly all patients without removing teeth.
Better Appearance During Treatment
The brackets and wires of Fastbraces are not only more comfortable than regular braces, they’re also more aesthetically appealing. Clear brackets can be used to make Fastbraces even less noticeable.
Faster treatment time can make Fastbraces more affordable than getting regular braces.
How Much Do Fastbraces Cost?
Fastbraces generally tend to cost less than old-style braces largely because fewer visits to your dentist are required due to shorter treatment time. This means less demand on your dentist’s time and services, and the associated reduction in costs.
Fastbraces costs around $4,000 on average. Traditional braces can cost up to $7,500. Invisalign prices can go up to $8,500. Irving dentist Dental Concepts & Orthodontics offers payment plans with zero percent interest or low interest so you can spread the cost of your Fastbraces over time to suit your budget. We also accept most insurance plans.
More About Fastbraces at Your Irving Dentist
Orthodontics began with traditional braces. Other teeth straightening methods were then developed, such as Invisalign. Now you can straighten your teeth with the accelerated orthodontics of Fastbraces, which have changed the orthodontic landscape. Irving dentist Dr. Nirav Patel at Dental Concepts & Orthodontics in Dallas County is an accredited Fastbraces provider. He straightens the teeth of adults and children in both the Irving and Allen communities, not just quickly but also affordably. If you want an easier, faster, cost-effective way to get the healthy, straight smile you’ve always dreamed of, schedule a consultation now.
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