Looking for straighter teeth?

 

How do you get straight teeth in 3 months to about a year?

Old technology braces are usually square in shape and typically move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth in the second year, thus requiring two years of braces treatment.

The Patented triangular design of the braces used at Fastbraces gently allows movement of the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, thus requiring one year of treatment instead of two.

Are the new technology patented braces more comfortable than the old braces?

It seems so. University research has shown “lower sensitivity” compared to the conventional braces tested and “the lowest frictional forces.”

This may be because the patented braces used at Fastbraces typically work with just one orthodontic wire, start to finish, whereas old technology braces usually require a series of wires and tightening procedures. In addition, the wire used at Fastbraces is heat-activated and, although it applies low forces, it uprights the root of the tooth from the beginning of treatment and thus helps move the tooth safely, quickly and comfortably.

Are there any risks at Fastbraces compared to traditional braces?

No. There are no more risks of tooth or root problems than those associated with traditional braces. In fact, university research has shown very positive results. We believe this is due to the fact that at Fastbraces we move teeth with the patented braces technology gently with low forces. A special square Nickel- Titanium wire is activated by the heat of the mouth. It uprights the whole tooth in the natural mouth temperature in one stage in about a year and in some cases in just a few months.

 
 

These devices are used to correct crooked teeth under the supervision of an Orthodontist. They are individually fixed to the teeth with a special glue and therefore cannot be removed by the patient. This type of brace is used when the teeth are very crooked and offers the best results.

During fixed brace treatment it is very important that every effort is made to avoid damaging the brace, teeth or gums. This will ensure that orthodontic treatment gives the most pleasing results in the shortest time possible.

It is not uncommon for a brace to cause some discomfort for a few days after its initial placement and for a similar period after adjustments made during later appointments. If, however, any part of the brace becomes loose or causes significant discomfort the orthodontist should be contacted at the earliest opportunity.

Those fitted with a brace should continue to eat normal meals, but to prevent damage to the teeth and brace certain foods should be avoided:

 

  • Sticky foods – toffees, chewing gum, etc

  • Hard foods – boiled sweets, nuts, etc. Crunchy foods such as apples and carrots should be cut into small pieces

  • Fizzy drinks and concentrated fruit juices

  • Sweet snacks and drinks, especially between meals

  • Also, habits such as biting nails and chewing pen tops should be stopped.

It is important that regular check-up appointments with the dentist should take place throughout the treatment.

Having a fixed brace will make cleaning teeth and gums more difficult. However, with a little practice it will soon become second nature. After each meal, it should be ensured that the brace, teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned in order to avoid gum disease and tooth decay.

In addition to cleaning both above and below the fixed brace and along the gum margin with a normal toothbrush, the brace should be cleaned using a special inter-dental brush. After cleaning, inspect the teeth in the mirror to ensure that all food particles have been removed.

The following aids can also be used to ensure that the teeth and gums remain in the best possible health:

  • After cleaning the teeth, use disclosing tablets to show up any areas of the mouth that have been missed

  • A daily fluoride mouth-rinse can be used

  • A special type of dental floss is available for cleaning between the teeth.

  • If close contact sports are played, inform the orthodontist and he or she can arrange to fit a mouthguard

It is worth remembering that any damage to the brace not only increases the likelihood of experiencing discomfort but will also slow down the treatment progress.

There is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear the traditional unsightly metal braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth.

This is often a favourable option for adults who have professional careers and don't feel comfortable wearing unsightly 'train track' braces for months on end. The technology behind invisible orthodontics is highly advanced and often gives patients a much shorter treatment time, depending on their individual cases. Here is an overview of how they work:

 

  1. They straighten teeth discreetly, and can be removed periodically, making them easier to fit around your hectic lifestyle.

  2. They straighten teeth much more quickly than traditional braces, starting from as little as four months.

  3. They are more comfortable than traditional braces because they use less force and modern technology.

  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth.

  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.

  • Invisible braces are a long-term investment in your oral health.

 
 

Some people have naturally straight and beautiful teeth. Others may have tooth defects making them feel uncomfortable and unhappy with their appearance. A modern and contemporary method called In-Line® makes it possible to correct teeth that are too far apart or teeth that are overcrowded.


In-Line® consists of a set of removable clear plastic aligners, which means the teeth are corrected and repositioned without the need for uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. In-Line® is transparent and at the same time gently moves the teeth.


The system is suitable for patients of at least 15 years of age. Many patients also find that In-Line® treatment leads to an improvement in the maintenance of good dental hygiene and therefore an overall improvement in dental health.

How do In-Line clear aligners work?


In-Line Clear Aligners are made in Germany from a patented powerful twin layer plastic material. Each aligner moves teeth by up to 0.6mm and a series of aligners are required to gradually move teeth into their required position.


Each clear aligner is worn for 4 to 6 weeks. They are worn on average 20 hours per day and can be removed for eating, drinking and for social events if necessary. They are transparent, virtually invisible to other people and are very comfortable to wear.


Specialised orthodontic technology is used by the technicians in the lab in Germany to accurately and safely predict tooth movement.


In cases of crowded teeth, instead of teeth needing to be removed, some Interproximal Reduction (IPR) or “slendering” of teeth can be carried out at successive visits to allow for the correct tooth movement. This is a quick and painless procedure carried out by your Dentist to a prescription sent by the lab. The IPR if required is only from 0.10mm to a maximum of 0.3mm on any tooth surface and is not noticed.

At the beginning of treatment your Dentist will give you an instruction card on how to care for your aligners and a small case to store them when removal is required. Successive appointments are then made to change to the next aligner and check if any IPR is necessary.


As with all Orthodontic treatment a form of retention is required at the end of treatment. There are two options. Either a removable retainer or a fixed retainer must be made to hold the teeth in position, as moved teeth have a strong memory to move back to their original position. Both options will be discussed with your Dentist to decide which is best for you.


In-Line has successfully treated thousands of patients since 2004. It has been constantly improving the orthodontic technology over that time so that teeth can be straightened quickly and cost effectively in a safe way that is comfortable and easy to do, without anyone even noticing!

  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.

  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.

  • Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.

  • Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won't move after treatment is completed.

 

Now you're only 6 months away from the fantastic smile you've always dreamed of, with the revolutionary Cfast Treatment.

What is Cfast?

Cfast is a gentle, minimally invasive treatment for adults that uses sound orthodontic principles to straighten the upper and lower front six teeth - the 'Social Six' that make up your visible smile. Using a tooth coloured wire and clear brackets, it gently straightens your teeth to give you that healthy, beautiful smile.

How does it work?

Cfast uses special nickel - titanium wires to straighten your teeth in a controlled and predictable way. The treatment uses lighter forces than traditional orthodontics, so it is more comfortable as well as much quicker.

How can it be so much faster than traditional braces? Traditional orthodontics focus on the position of your bite, so can take years of treatment wearing metal braces. Cfast focus on just the front teeth that make up your visible smile, so treatment time is far less.

Will the teeth stay straight after treatment?

After completing the Cfast treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to support your teeth in the new position.

You can choose from different retainer options, ideally with a bonded retainer placed after the Cfast treatment.

What are the drawbacks?

Cfast is comfortable, safe and affordable. It is a cosmetic procedure and is not always suitable if specialist orthodontic treatment is required.

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