Malocclusion is one of the most widely diagnosed oral issues. Misaligned teeth not only ruin the appearance of your smile to a large extent but also negatively influence the way you bite and chew food. To make matters worse, it could even lead to issues such as jawbone deterioration, change in the alignment of the jaw, TMJ disorder, etc.
Conventional dental braces have been the most popular solution for treating malocclusion for many decades now. However, the recent advancements in dentistry have brought many new treatment techniques to the table over the past few years, allowing us to get the perfect smile in a shorter time. One such example is Fast Braces - a quicker and more efficient way of straightening the teeth.
What are Fast Braces?
As the name suggests, Fast Braces enable the dentist to treat malocclusion in a shorter period. They are backed by a revolutionary technology that allows dentists to align the patients' teeth within three months to a year, based on the severity of the malocclusion. It is quick, safe, affordable, and provides excellent results. More importantly, the procedure wouldn't require tooth extraction.
Comparison between Fast Braces and Conventional Braces
- The significant difference between Fast Braces and conventional metal braces is the functionality. Traditional braces move the tooth crown during the initial treatment period. This could take approximately a year. During the second half, the tooth root is moved to alter its alignment, which could again take another year. However, in the case of Fast Braces, the entire tooth is realigned by moving it at once, which reduces the treatment period by several months.
- Rectangular or oval-shaped brackets are used in the case of conventional braces, combined with circular cross-section wires. On the other hand, Fast Braces use triangular brackets, which are coupled with unique square-shaped wires. This makes it easier to realign the root of the tooth along with the crown.
- Fast Braces offer significantly lesser resistance to the relative movement of the brackets and the wires. But, in the case of conventional braces, the wires are fixed to the brackets, increasing the resistance to the wires' sliding movement. This indirectly increases the pressure applied to the teeth. Also, this feature makes treatment with Fast Braces less painful.
- After the treatment period, the dentist usually recommends the usage of a retainer for a few months. This keeps the teeth from drifting back to their old positions. But, with Fast Braces, the retainers will only have to be worn for a few minutes every day for a few days depending on the dentist's suggestion.
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