Are you interested in straightening your smile, but are hesitant to undergo an extensive, long-term treatment with braces? With FastBraces®, patients can achieve a straighter smile in as little as 2-3 months.
Parkwood Dental is proud to provide patients with the highest standard of dental treatments in the Bradenton area of Florida. If you would like more information about FastBraces®, Accelerated Orthodontics, or are interested in receiving any of our other services, contact our West Bradenton or East Bradenton offices today to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you! Serving the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Parrish, Bradenton Beach, and Sarasota.
What are FastBraces®?
Treatment with traditional braces can take as long as three years to complete. With Accelerated Orthodontics and FastBraces®, patients are able to achieve their ideal smiles faster than ever before. In just 120 short days, patients can undergo a complete orthodontic transformation with FastBraces® that is faster, safer, and more comfortable than traditional alternatives.
How do they Work?
When a person has crooked teeth, it is because the roots, or the portion of the teeth embedded in the jaw, are not in the correct position. This, in turn, affects the position of the crown, or visible portion of the tooth. Traditional braces are designed to adjust the position of the crown and root separately: the crown is moved in the first year of treatment, while the root is moved in the second. This is part of the reason why treatment with traditional braces can take up to three years — it takes significantly longer to address these parts of the teeth independently, rather than moving them together.
Accelerated Orthodontics and FastBraces® are different. These braces are made with a patented triangular design that takes up less room than traditional braces, allowing space for a larger, squared wire with increased flexibility. Because this wire is so much more flexible than that used in traditional braces, the root and crown of the teeth can be moved simultaneously, dramatically shortening overall treatment times.
What are the Benefits of FastBraces®?
FastBraces® bring patients a number of unique advantages when compared to traditional braces. These benefits include:
- Shorter treatment times
- Less friction
- Decreased pain and discomfort
- Decreased risk of tooth root shortening
Interested in learning more about how accelerated orthodontics and FastBraces® could help perfect your smile? Parkwood Dental can help. Contact Dr. Hernandez today to set up your complimentary consultation appointment and see if FastBraces® are right for you. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve your best smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can wear FastBraces®?
A: FastBraces® are designed for safe use on children, teenagers, and adults. While most patients (about 80%) qualify, this treatment can not be used to addressed impacted teeth, TMJ pain, extreme underbites, or multidisciplinary cases.
Q: Do they Hurt?
A: While any treatments that reposition the teeth will involve some discomfort, FastBraces® do not feature more discomfort than traditional braces. In fact, because treatment with FastBraces® is so much faster than traditional braces, they actually inflict significantly less discomfort on patients.
Q: Are they Safe?
A: Yes! FastBraces® were developed by renowned orthodontist Dr. Anthony Viazis with safety in mind, and have been successfully used for the past 20 years to bring patients incredible, fast results.
Q: Are Clear Options Available?
A: Yes! While clear brackets do increase the length and cost of treatment, we offer them as an option at Parkwood Dental.