When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients think about the unsightly metal braces, wires, brackets, and years of treatment. The image that people have formed about Braces discourages some from undergoing orthodontic treatment. However, the standard metal braces are gradually becoming obsolete and many a dentist is making use of newer technologies when offering orthodontic care to their patients, of which one is FastBraces.
What are FastBraces?
FastBraces is a new orthodontic treatment option offered by many dentists in place of the standard metal braces. This treatment is fast, in some cases, finishing the treatment in as little as six months. FastBraces differ from standard orthodontic treatments, as it focuses more on the teeth at the front of the mouth, which improves the appearance of the patient’s smile.
What is the concept behind FastBraces?
The concept behind FastBraces sounds rather simple, however the science behind it quite complicated. Regular braces use brackets and wires in order to straighten teeth. The wires are tightened as the treatment progresses in order to apply more pressure on the brackets and, in turn, on the teeth. However, this process is slow and can cause teeth to crack if too much pressure is applied at once. With FastBraces, round wires are used during the first phase, which gradually moves the crown of the tooth. During the second phase of the treatment, square wire is used, as it is stronger and fits better in the bracket. This enables it to move the tooth roots through the bone.
In brief, FastBraces is a new orthodontic treatment available that many dentists offer in place of the standard metal braces. When compared to traditional braces, they can complete the treatment quite fast, sometimes in as little as six months. FastBraces use round wires during the first phase of treatment to move the crown of the tooth, followed by square wires to move the tooth’s roots.