How Effective are Fastbraces?
With more than 3.5 million children and teens beginning their teeth straightening journey every year, the question remains of what is most effective. Although traditional braces being the most prominent and popular choice for teeth alignment, we here at Infinite Dental Wellness in Glendale, California offer more than one option to bring you straighter teeth and boosted self-esteem!
Fastbraces vs. Traditional Braces
When looking at the various methods that straighten teeth, most minds go straight for the rather traditional forms of teeth correction: traditional braces. Traditional braces have been around since the 18th century and have evolved into the very effective method of teeth correction that we see today. Being that braces use metal to straighten the teeth, this method is very popular and very effective. Traditional braces work by using that metal wiring and shifting the crown of the tooth, then subsequently shifting the root of the tooth to align your teeth for a straighter smile. Although this method is highly effective, the time it takes to align teeth with traditional braces can be lengthy and we here in Glendale offer a faster service called Fastbraces.
When comparing traditional braces to Fastbraces, there are different reasons why one would choose either method. Oftentimes, traditional braces can encompass a slue of different dental issues such as: teeth alignment, overall bite, palate spacing, and other issues that you may have. These can all be remedied with traditional braces, and it might take a longer time – the average time required for traditional braces is 2-3 years. But, when moving forward with traditional braces, all of your dental issues will be analyzed and your dental team will focus on correcting everything that they can. With that being said, the timeframe for your results may be exponentially longer than if you were to get Fastbraces, but again, this will greatly depend on the severity of the issues at hand.
Of course, the appeal with Fastbraces is that your smile can be straightened in a shorter timeframe, but Fastbraces treatment is limited to a 12-month window. With that condensed timeframe, there will be some smile-related or oral health issues that won’t get solved.
On the other hand, patients with less complex dental issues like crooked and/or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, and gaps, Fastbraces is an amazing and effective treatment. Fastbraces work because this treatment utilizes the triangular brackets with built-in arms that attach to each tooth in efforts to adjust the root of the tooth, helping guide it to alignment for a straighter smile within 3-12 months. Opposed to traditional braces that shift the crown of the tooth and then the root, Fastbraces shift both at the same time, which significantly cuts down treatment time. In addition to saving time, Fastbraces hardly ever use rubber bands, and also use less metal wiring in order to make them more comfortable and easier to clean. Fastbraces are also made of ceramic or clear brackets, making them hardly visible on the teeth. Overall, as an option for teeth alignment, Fastbraces has many benefits and can be a great treatment option for many patients!
Fastbraces vs. Invisalign
Although traditional braces have pretty much always been the dominant competitor in teeth alignment treatments, it doesn’t come without it’s issues. For many people who have experienced getting braces, there are many aspects of having braces that are less than amazing.
Some of the downsides of having traditional braces include, but are not limited to:
• They’re obvious – Although it may not be a big deal to some, many children, teens, and adults do not optimally want metal wires attached to their teeth. Many patients find traditional braces unattractive and will sometimes choose a braces color that is closer to their enamel in efforts to make them less noticeable.
• Limited foods – With traditional braces being made of wires, there are some foods that patients should avoid. Some being chewy foods like gummy candy, crunchy foods like popcorn, hard foods like nuts, sticky foods like chewing gum, or foods that one must bite into, like an apple.
• Often Orthodontist visits – Being that your orthodontist will want to see your teeth progression, as well as replace or tighten your braces, most patients will visit their orthodontist at least once a month. For many patients, this might not be sustainable with busy schedules.
• They’re not removable – Obviously, when you get traditional braces they are attached to your teeth for the duration of the treatment. This makes simple tasks, like thoroughly brushing your teeth, a challenge. Unlike something like Invisalign, where you can take it out, brush your teeth, and pop it back in with ease.
With the many downsides to having traditional braces, luckily, Invisalign and Fastbraces were born as other effective teeth aligning treatment. Invisalign specifically is a treatment that helps to align the teeth with the use of clear aligners. This is the opposite of traditional braces and Fastbraces, as these are discreet and almost undetectable as they align your teeth over the course of the treatment. For most patients, the average adult treatment time is 12 months, but this will vary depending on the severity of your teeth.
Unlike Fastbraces, Invisalign aligners are clear aligners, meaning that they don’t attach to your teeth like braces and are not made of wires. These clear aligners are constructed to help shift your teeth into alignment, and each new set of clear aligners will be a different variation of your teeth. Each variation will get progressively straighter, as it guides all of your teeth. This method is very effective and can help tackle a multitude of less complex dental needs, such as: gaps, overbites, underbites, and crowded or crooked teeth – much like Fastbraces. One of the major pros of Invisalign is that it is removable. Being that you can take your Invisalign aligner out and pop it back in, it makes it easier to do simple tasks like brushing your teeth and eating.
Although Invisalign may be the treatment that interferes the least with your everyday life, Fastbraces can be the most efficient treatment time-wise for teeth alignment. Majority of the time, patients want a teeth alignment treatment plan that works, is cost-effective, and doesn’t take a million years. With those parameters on the table, Fastbraces could likely be your best bet. On average, compared to both traditional braces and Invisalign, Fastbraces is more cost-effective and successful in obtaining intended results in a faster timeline. Of course, this will depend on the severity of your teeth, as well as what the dentist suggests.
For more information on Fastbraces, Invisalign, or traditional braces, be sure to give us a call today here at Infinite Dental Wellness. With over 10 years of experience servicing the Glendale, California area, we are confident that Infinite Dental Wellness will bring you the smile you have always wished for! Give us a call today.