Short-term orthodontics and FASTBRACES® are forms of orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth in a shorter time than traditional braces. Short-term orthodontics uses various techniques and appliances, such as clear aligners or traditional braces. They work to achieve results in a shorter time.
On the other hand, FASTBRACES are a specific type of short-term orthodontic treatment. It uses a unique bracket and wire system to simultaneously move the tooth’s root and crown. This strategy usually results in a faster treatment time.
HOW DO FASTBRACES WORK?
FASTBRACES differ from traditional braces, which move the tooth’s crown first, followed by the root. The bracket of FASTBRACES is triangular. It has a special design that allows for the simultaneous movement of the root and crown. A specialized wire is inserted into the bracket and gently applies pressure to the teeth, moving them into the desired position.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT TIME FOR FASTBRACES?
The treatment time of FASTBRACES is typically shorter than that of traditional braces. Some patients achieve their desired results in as little as three months. However, the exact treatment time will depend on the individual case and the severity of the treated orthodontic issue.
WHAT ISSUES CAN FASTBRACES CORRECT?
FASTBRACES can correct many orthodontic issues, such as overcrowding, spacing, overbite, and underbite. They can be used for both upper and lower teeth. They are an excellent option for adults and older teens who want to achieve a straighter, more attractive smile in a shorter time. While they can achieve results faster than traditional braces, they require regular adjustments and monitoring.
OTHER TYPES OF BRACES
Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most common forms of orthodontic treatment. The brackets and wires are adjusted over time to straighten the teeth gradually. Metal braces are typically used for more severe cases of misalignment.
Lingual Braces: They are similar to traditional metal braces but are attached to the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. Lingual braces can be more difficult to clean and cause more discomfort than other braces.
TYPES OF SHORT-TERM ORTHODONTICS
In addition to FASTBRACES, there are several other types of short-term orthodontic treatments available:
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. They are made of clear, custom-made plastic trays to fit over the teeth. The aligners are worn for about 22 hours daily and are changed out for a new set every two weeks.
AcceleDent® is a device that uses small vibrations to stimulate bone remodeling and accelerate the movement of teeth. Dentists can use it with traditional braces, clear aligners, or self-ligating braces to speed up the treatment time.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN SHORT-TERM ORTHODONTICS CORRECT?
Short-term orthodontics can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. Some of the most common issues they can correct include:
- Gaps or spacing.
- Open bites.
- Crooked teeth.
However, dentists usually recommend conventional braces if the condition is severe.
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