Searching for the right orthodontics choice in New Orleans? Camenzuli Dental Excellence may have the answer! We are proud to offer Fastbraces® – & we’re offering this orthodontic option for both adults & children.
What Makes Fastbraces So Fast?
There are no miracle shortcuts in orthodontic treatment, but Fastbraces new technology is different, allowing treatment that lasts months, not years. Traditional braces treatment works by moving the tooth crown (the part that you see, outside your gums) in the first year, then moving the tooth roots (the part anchored in your gum and jawbone) in the second year. Fastbraces moves both the entire tooth, both the crown and the root, toward its final position at the same time, from the onset of treatment. This cuts the treatment down to about three to 12 months.
New Innovative Design
At a glance, Fastbraces may not appear very different from traditional braces. Take a close look and you’ll notice a fundamental difference. While traditional braces have square brackets, Fastbraces have rectangular brackets. This innovative change in design actually changes the angle of the forces that act on your teeth during the treatment process, speeding up the movement of teeth while keeping the process gentle.
No Tightening Needed
Another key to the quicker and gentler treatment is the use of a single wire. Traditional braces usually use a series of wires over the course of several months, switching them in and out. Fastbraces uses a single square super-elastic nickel-titanium wire which is activated by the special design of the brackets and the natural heat of your mouth. No need to have your braces “tightened”.
Minimal Time Wearing a Retainer
Unlike traditional orthodontic treatment in which the patient sometimes has to wear their retainer all the time, Fastbraces requires less retainer wear. After Fastbraces treatment, the patient will wear a retainer at night while they sleep (typically about 8 hours). We like to call this “teeth pajamas”. Or the patient may only need to wear the retainer for 15-20 minutes each day (for example, while showering and getting dressed). We call this “teeth shampoo”. The dentist will give you specific instructions for your post-Fastbraces retainer routine. After about a year, some patients only have to wear their retainer for a few minutes!
|#||Old Style Traditional Braces||New Technology Frastbraces™|
|1||University Tested||University Tested|
|2||Used for Decades||Used for Over 20 Years|
|3||Square Brackets||Triangular Brackets|
|4||Complex Treatment||Simple Treatment|
|5||Often Changes to Natural Bite||Natural Bite Preserved|
|6||Extractions Needed Often||Almost Always Non-extraction|
|7||Multiple Wires Used||Just One-Wire|
|8||Multiple Radiographs Needed||One Radiograph of All Roots Needed|
|9||Often Treatment by Specialist||Treatment by General Dentist|
|10||Typically 1.5-3 Years||3 Months to About a Year|
|11||Typically High Cost||Typically Low Cost|
|12||Delayed Root Movement||Immediate Root Movement|
|13||Root Resorption||Less Resorption Statistically|
|14||Pain Issues Reported||Pain Reduction Statistically|
|15||TMJ Joint Issues Reported||No TMJ Issues Known|
|16||Typically 24/7 Retainers||Typically 15-20 Min./Day Retainers|
|17||Short-term Ortho Necessary for Cosmetics||Short-term Ortho Redundant|
|18||Aligners Necessary Alternative||Aligners Rarely Needed|
|19||Typically No Guarantee||Lifetime Commitment by Participating Providers|
|20||No Referral Network||Worldwide Referral Network|