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Fastbraces in Hackensack, NJ

What Are Fastbraces? 

Fastbraces are a fairly new dental treatment that has revolutionized orthodontics. Also known as accelerated braces, they offer a speedier treatment timeline so you can enjoy straightened teeth faster than you would with traditional metal braces. 

While Fastbraces won’t work for everyone, many patients find this treatment to be just as effective as traditional braces or Invisalign® — and the best part is, you’ll enjoy a straighter smile in as little as three months. 

Fastbraces Vs. Traditional Braces 

Traditional braces are an effective option for people of all ages who want to straighten their teeth. The treatment plans for traditional braces, however, 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 to address several common orthodontic issues, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bites
  • Crossbites

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 12 months. 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 Invisalign. Talk to Dr. Jackson about the cost of your treatment and our financing options to learn more. 

Fastbraces Vs. Invisalign

The choice between Fastbraces and traditional metal braces is often easy, but what about Fastbraces versus Invisalign or ClearCorrect? First, let’s look at the difference between the two:

Invisalign and ClearCorrect use 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 results are seen fairly quickly, the treatment process is similar to traditional braces and they can’t be removed.

The main difference between these two treatments is that Invisalign is typically 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 they may be your best option if the issues you’d like corrected are more than just cosmetic. 

How it Works

Thanks to recent dental technology breakthroughs, using Fastbraces allows us to straighten and correct your teeth in a much shorter time than traditional braces. Sometimes, your desired results can be achieved in as little as three months!

Traditional braces use a two-step process of aligning tooth crowns during the first year of treatment, then pulling the roots of the teeth into place during the second treatment year. Fastbraces combines these two steps in a shorter time period for maximum convenience. In addition, Fastbraces patients tend to report less oral pain and discomfort than those who wear traditional braces. 

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

Fast-Track Your Smile With Fastbraces

Are you seeking a straighter smile in a short amount of time? If you’re interested in learning more about Fastbraces, contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation by calling (201) 487-7030. We can’t wait to help you love your smile!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is everyone a candidate for Fastbraces?
How is Fastbraces different from other quick systems and traditional braces?
Will I need to wear a retainer after Fastbraces treatment?
Are Fastbraces safe?
What should I do if I break or damage my Fastbraces?
Is everyone a candidate for Fastbraces?

Most people are eligible to receive Fastbraces. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth quickly and comfortably, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jackson by calling (201) 487-7030

During the consultation, Dr. Jackson will review your oral health, determine your eligibility, and provide you with a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. 

How is Fastbraces different from other quick systems and traditional braces?

Fastbraces start by moving the root of the teeth at the beginning of the treatment. Once the root is in position, the tooth is straight. This is achieved using a square wire as opposed to the traditional round wire which is unable to torque the roots.

The triangular design of the brackets gently moves the crown and root of the teeth simultaneously, requiring less time than traditional braces.

Will I need to wear a retainer after Fastbraces treatment?

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.

Are Fastbraces safe?

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.

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.

What should I do if I break or damage my Fastbraces?

If you break or damage your Fastbraces, be sure to contact our office right away by calling (201) 487-7030. 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.