Kensington Health Clinic offers FASTBRACES® technology for patients who want to straighten their teeth as quickly as possible and do not want to spend years wearing braces.
FASTBRACES® technology allows patients to correct their smile and achieve their cosmetic goals in much less time than conventional braces. Patients who also use FASTBRACES® also experience much less discomfort than in traditional metal braces. The advanced technology used by FASTBRACES® was developed to provide an affordable, fast and safe treatment option to those with moderate to severe orthodontic issues.
At your first appointment your dentist will look at your teeth and determine what needs to be done in order to straighten your teeth. The dentist will take images, panoramic x-ray and bite impressions of your teeth and determine the best plan of action.
After the consultation, your dentist will design a treatment that is specific to your needs. Not every person has an underbite or an overbite and not every person has gaps in their teeth or overcrowding. Each mouth is different and treatment must be specific to the individual in order to work properly. Your dentist will create a model of the braces from the impression that was taken of your teeth.
This appointment will be much longer than any of the future appointments. It involves conditioning the surface of the teeth, to provide a place to cement on the brackets, cementing the brackets in place, and placing the first wire.
During the time you wear braces, it is very important to stay on top of your dentist appointments. This step is also called the active phase of orthodontic treatment as your dentist is actively moving the teeth into their ideal positions. You’ll need to visit your dentist every two weeks to check that your treatment is progressing as planned with adjustments and elastics as needed. The total treatment time averages from three to six month and even longer for severe orthodontic cases.
Your treatment ends once your dentist has achieved the perfect bite relationship, the braces can be taken off. During your treatment, your teeth are held in position by your braces, but once they’re removed, some of the more elastic connective tissue in your mouth and jaw that was stretched during your treatment now tries to pull back again – something we call “orthodontic relapse”. To help keep your bright new smile, your dentist will give you to wear removable retainers at night for six months, and then usually a few times a week as instructed.
The fundamental difference between traditional brace systems and FASTBRACES® technology is the staggered tooth movement. Conventional braces tend to move teeth in two stages, firstly they move the crown and secondly, they move the root.
Whilst this staggered technique works and has done for many years, it can be time consuming; normally it takes around a year for each stage of movement to be completed. Fastbraces® technology can boast treatment times of half this length because it focuses on both areas at the same time. The ability to do this comes from elementary mechanical characteristics. Fastbraces® use an innovative ‘elbow’ design in the brackets and a uniquely shaped wire which work together exert forces on the root and crown simultaneously.
Brackets dictate how flexible the wire on a brace can be and this has an impact on how much movement a wire can affect on the teeth. Conventional brackets are square and close together, which means the force that a wire can exert is limited. With FASTBRACES® however, the triangular shaped brackets with an elevated slot, allow for more space between each bracket, enabling greater wire flexibility. Ultimately, this means FASTBRACES® can deliver the smile of your dreams in a short space of time.
FASTBRACES® patients are able to achieve their perfect smile in around half the time that it would take conventional brace systems. On average, it takes from three months to up to a year to move teeth into the desired position with the FASTBRACES®CLASSIC™ SERIES™. Treatment time for comprehensive orthodontic therapy could take less than 120 days for non-deep bite cases with the FASTBRACES®TURBO™ SERIES™
The new and incredible FASTBRACES® Clear™ ceramic bracket that provides the same advantages of moving teeth as the FASTBRACES® metal brackets, with the added benefit of an aesthetic and totally cosmetic solution.
FASTBRACES® TURBO™ measures results in days rather than in months… Your treatments can be completed in as little as 90 – 120 days. The fastest and very comfortable way to straighten your teeth – safely.