The fast track to your dream smile, A guide to straightening your teeth and bite with Fastbraces®
Many readers may be intimately familiar with conventional fixed silver-colored metal braces. Likewise, there may be some familiarity with the “granddaddy” of clear aligner technologies: Invisalign®. We are happy to provide a range of orthodontic treatment options at Strongsville Smile Keepers. These options include Fastbraces®. This treatment combines the “best of” conventional orthodontia in terms of straightening predictability and hassle-free nature.
Straight talk about Fastbraces®
As a Fastbraces® provider and, moreover, a provider of comprehensive dental services to patients across northern Ohio, Dr. Matthew Gaebelein will discuss your options for treatment following an evaluation and consultation with you at our office in Strongsville. Conventionally, braces were the “go-to” system for the correction of crowded, gapped, and unevenly-spaced teeth and jaws (“bad bite”). Stainless steel brackets and wires fixed to the teeth placed consistent pressure on the teeth to move them through the bone. Only the dentist or orthodontist could adjust the braces and move treatment forward.
Clear aligner therapies were first developed in the 1990s. They use similar principles to braces to straighten teeth. The aligners place consistent force on the teeth when worn as directed. So, they are a removable option. The appliances, made from transparent plastic, can be taken in and out of the mouth when eating and cleaning the teeth and gums. Patient compliance is essential to ensure treatment goes as planned.
Fastbraces® is different. While similar to braces, treatment is much faster – designed to be completed in half the time of traditional brackets and wires. The difference is in the design. At the very start of the treatment process, the unique Fastbraces® brackets straighten the roots of the teeth. With traditional systems, the crowns or visible white part of the tooth is straightened first. Then, the roots are repositioned to their upright placements. Since Fastbraces® flips this process, this option is true to its name – supporting the fastest treatment possible by safely and effectively straightening the roots from the start.
In turn, traditional orthodontic treatment might take two years. With Fastbraces®, you may be able to correct uneven spacing and bite problems to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile in just 100 days. In fact, many of Dr. Gaebelein’s patients see visible improvements in the position and appearance of their teeth within days following the start of treatment. Furthermore, the Fastbraces® process minimizes returning trips to the dentist’s office. Visits are typically biweekly for a couple of months, with monthly appointments to follow. So we can ensure treatment is going as planned.
Fastbraces® is an affordable and convenient way to straighten your teeth effectively. In part, teeth that are crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned are vulnerable to dental decay and gum disease. Restorative treatment to correct severe decay and disease can be quite costly, invasive, and time-consuming. To find out more about options to keep your healthy and happy smile going strong, call (440) 508-4080. Our team in Strongsville, OH, welcomes your questions and looks forward to meeting you!