A Rapid Solution For A Straighter Smile
A misaligned smile can hurt your confidence in social situations and put you at higher risk for oral health problems like jaw pain, malocclusion, and periodontal disease.
At State Street Smiles, we concern ourselves with all aspects of your smile— including health, function, and appearance— so rest assured we take great care to ensure a successful orthodontic treatment.
Traditionally, metal braces have been the go-to solution for misaligned teeth, but with revolutionary developments in dentistry, we have more options for correcting teeth.
To help you achieve a healthy and straight smile, Dr. Jackson may recommend Fastbraces, a premier orthodontic treatment. Fastbraces allow us to address alignment issues just as effectively in nearly half the time as metal braces.
What Are Fastbraces?
Fastbraces are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment designed to straighten your teeth. Also known as accelerated braces, Fastbraces offer a speedier treatment timeline so you can enjoy the benefits of an attractive, corrected smile without the hassle and delay of traditional metal braces.
While not every person will be a candidate for Fastbraces, many patients find this treatment to be just as effective as traditional braces or ClearCorrect® — and the best part is, you’ll enjoy a straighter smile in as little as three months.
Candidacy for Fastbraces
Your orthodontic treatment plan is customized to your unique dental needs, however, most people will be eligible to receive Fastbraces. As long as you desire a straighter smile and are willing to strictly follow Dr. Jackson’s treatment plan, Fastbraces may be the perfect solution for you.
Fastbraces may not be suitable for patients with severely overcrowded teeth or issues with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), so it’s important to schedule a consultation at our Hackensack office to see which treatment option is best for you.
Fastbraces Vs. Traditional Braces
Traditional braces can effectively treat patients of all ages. However, the treatment timelines for traditional braces, can sometimes be longer than our patients want to wait for their ideal smile.
That’s why we offer a convenient alternative at State Street Smiles with Fastbraces. In a fraction of the time, you can enjoy stunning results from a treatment that’s affordable and more comfortable than traditional braces.
Fastbraces can be worn by adults or children and are used to address several common orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bites
The main difference between traditional braces and Fastbraces is, of course, the length of treatment time. Traditional braces tend to take between 18 months and three years to straighten your teeth, whereas Fastbraces can do the job in anywhere between three months to a year. Therefore, your choice in braces will depend on the severity of your orthodontic issues and how quickly they can be corrected.
Also, depending on the length of your treatment, the cost of Fastbraces could be substantially less than that of traditional braces or ClearCorrect. Talk to Dr. Jackson about the cost of your treatment and our financing options to learn more.
Fastbraces Vs. ClearCorrect
The choice between Fastbraces and traditional metal braces is often easy, but what about Fastbraces versus ClearCorrect? First, let’s look at the difference between the two:
ClearCorrect uses a series of aligners that help straighten out your teeth by retraining them. They’re less invasive than braces, can be removed when you eat, and offer results much faster than traditional braces.
Fastbraces were designed by a team of specialists to reshape roots and crowns with fewer wires and adjustments than traditional braces. While they typically produce results quickly, the treatment process is similar to traditional braces and they can’t be removed.
The main difference between these two treatments is that ClearCorrect is used strictly to improve the appearance of your smile or correct minor dental issues. They can’t change your teeth as much as Fastbraces can, so Fastbraces may be your best option if your smile issues are more than just cosmetic.
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How to Care For Fastbraces
A faster treatment time means your teeth will be less likely to show signs of decay once the brackets are removed as long as you follow a regular oral hygiene routine.
Fastbraces are both safe and effective, but they do require some care at home.
In order to prevent damaging your Fastbraces and your new smile, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines to keep your teeth free of decay and your treatment plan on track.
Keep your smile healthy with these easy tips:
- Avoid candy or snacks which are hard, sticky, crunchy, or chewy such as caramel or bubblegum, because they can damage your brackets, wires, or rubber bands.
- Never chew ice, and watch out for popcorn, nuts, candies with nuts inside, and peanut candies in a hard shell.
- Prevent cavities by limiting your sugar intake
- Brush carefully around all of your brackets and wires, focusing on places where your teeth meet your gums and where your braces attach to your teeth.
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports to protect your lips and cheeks
- Rinse between meals to wash away any leftover food particles
- Floss using either a floss threader or a Waterpik to get those hard to reach areas
In order to maintain the new position of your teeth, you’ll need to wear a retainer following Fastbraces treatment. You’ll typically wear the retainer for eight hours a day for a few months unless Dr. Jackson recommends otherwise.
This helps ensure that your teeth won’t return to their original position, allowing you to get the most out of your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Adults and children have enjoyed the benefits of Fastbraces since they were designed in 1992. The inventor saw a need for a newer kind of braces that could achieve similar results to traditional braces without the risks involved with wearing them for longer periods of time.
Metal braces are typically worn for two to three years, and it can be difficult to clean in all the hard-to-reach areas. When plaque builds up and turns to tartar, cavities can form. Fastbraces make it easy to keep your smile healthy while enjoying increased comfort and faster results.
If you break or damage your Fastbraces, be sure to contact our Hackensack office right away by calling (201) 389-2183. You’ll want to avoid trying to fix the braces on your own because this could cause more damage to the appliance and require additional work.