How long does it take for braces to correct your smile? On average, treatment takes between 18 months to 2 years. However, there is another treatment option, Fastbraces®, that can improve alignment in as a year. Do you have questions about Fastbraces?
Frequently Asked Questions About Fastbraces
Question: What’s the big deal about misalignment?
Answer: Why do we need to correct misalignment? An uneven smile can lead to a number of oral health problems. You may develop a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to brush and floss thoroughly. Food then remains trapped between teeth, where bacteria break the particles down. The stress on your jaw joints can also lead to a higher chance of developing TMJ disorder and bruxism. With orthodontic treatment you can ease the strain on your jaw joints, reducing the risk of these disorders.
Question: How do they work?
Answer: Traditional braces remove the visible portions of the teeth first and then they relocate the roots, treatment taking between 18 and 24 months. However, this treatment uses unique brackets and a single arch wire to move both the crown and root at once, limiting the amount of time treatment takes.
Question: What are the benefits?
Answer: First, treatment is significantly shorter. In fact, patients can expect a more even smile in as little as six months to a year. The treatment process can also be more comfortable. This option can also address many different forms of malocclusion, helping patients with a wide variety misalignment enjoy a straighter smile.
Question: Who can wear them?
Answer: Adults and teens over the age of 16 with most forms of orthodontic treatment can enjoy treatment. However, those with serious malocclusion may not be the best candidates for treatment with Fastbraces.