Fast Braces in Ontario, CA
Are crooked teeth or a misaligned bite lowering your self-confidence? Are you eager to achieve the smile you’ve always envisioned? With traditional braces, you have to wait years to see results. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, we can straighten your teeth in a matter of months, not years. At Esparza Dentistry, we provide quick and effective teeth straightening with revolutionary Fastbraces®, an alternative to conventional braces. Fast braces are a patented technology that reduces the treatment timeline of traditional braces so that you can flash a beautiful smile sooner than you ever thought possible.
What Are Fast Braces?
Four million Americans are wearing braces at any given time. Unfortunately, traditional braces take an average of two years to rectify misaligned teeth because they use a two-stage system for realignment. The first stage moves the crown, while the second stage aligns the roots. Each stage takes about a year to complete. Unlike conventional braces, fast braces move the crown and root simultaneously due to their unique design.
Fast braces, like traditional braces, are a bracket and wire system that we attach to the outer surface of your teeth. The brackets are either esthetic clear or metal with a high-tech nickel-titanium wire. However, the brackets on fast braces are triangular instead of square. The shape and positioning of the bracket increase the wire’s flexibility, exerting greater force on the tooth root. As a result, the root begins moving at the onset of treatment, cutting down the typical realignment rate by more than half.
Though fast braces are innovative, they aren’t new. Fast braces have been used for over 30 years in more than 50 countries. In that time, thousands of patients have unveiled beautiful new smiles, often in less than 100 days.
What Problems Do Fast Braces Address?
Fast braces are a safe, effective, and fast solution to correct your teeth. We use them to treat a wide range of orthodontic concerns, such as:
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Spacing issues and gaps between teeth
- Overjet (protrusion of the upper teeth)
If you have any of these issues, we can use fast braces to save your smile.
Benefits of Fast Braces
Fast braces don’t just shorten your time wearing braces. Read on to learn more about the benefits of this innovative technology.
As the name suggests, fast braces provide quick results, with patients experiencing noticeably straighter teeth in a matter of days. While each person’s teeth are different, fast braces can completely realign your teeth in about 100 days. Issues that take traditional braces years to rectify can be repaired with fast braces in a significantly shorter timeframe. These abbreviated treatment windows are a huge advantage for teenagers and adults who may be embarrassed about their smiles.
Teeth move easily and smoothly with the unconventional brackets of fast braces. Compared to other brackets used in orthodontics, fast braces have the lowest average friction forces.
Traditional braces can be painful. Fast braces minimize discomfort due to the flexible wire and gentle, concurrent realignment of the crown and root. Because teeth move more easily with fast braces, patients report less pain and discomfort than with conventional options.
For traditional braces, tooth extractions are sometimes needed to create space so that teeth can be properly realigned. Unfortunately, extractions can be invasive and painful. Removing teeth not only adds precious time to the treatment timeline but can also cause complications later. With the revolutionary system of fast braces, you don’t have to worry about any of these issues since extractions aren’t necessary. Because the entire structure of the tooth is moved simultaneously and the bone supporting the teeth regrows in the process, extractions aren’t needed to create space.
Maintain Tooth Health
Root resorption—the shortening of the tooth’s root—is an expected consequence of orthodontic treatment, but in serious cases, it can lead to complications like tooth loss. The longer that braces are worn, the more root shortening occurs. Studies have shown that patients with fast braces experience less tooth resorption than those with traditional braces. This is likely because of the shortened treatment time for fast braces.
Convenient and Cost-effective
We know that cost is an important factor when making decisions about your dental care. Patients are often shocked to learn that fast braces are less expensive than other realignment devices. The long treatment time of traditional braces delays results and requires you to allocate more money for dental visits. With fast braces, you’ll need fewer appointments, making them a more convenient and cost-effective alternative to conventional braces.
Fast Braces vs. Clear Aligners
Clear aligners, like Invisalign, serve the same purpose as braces: they straighten teeth to improve the look of your smile. While braces use a bracket system, clear aligners are custom-made transparent trays. One reason that patients may prefer clear aligners is their appearance. Aligners are generally more discreet and can be taken out for eating. However, if aesthetics is a concern, clear bracket options are available for fast braces.
Unlike braces, aligners require patient compliance. To straighten their teeth, the patient needs to move through a series of aligners, changing to a new set every one to two weeks. With fast braces, once they are placed, the patient only needs to practice proper hygiene and attend routine dental visits. You can leave it to us to make adjustments as needed.
Treatment with clear aligners also takes longer and costs more than treatment with fast braces. If you are looking for quick, budget-friendly results, fast braces may suit you best. At your free consultation, we will discuss the different options that meet your dental goals and help you determine which option best suits you.
Caring for Fast Braces
Proper maintenance for fast braces helps maintain the integrity of your orthodontia and oral health. While your teeth will become easier to clean as they straighten, the bracket structure can make thorough cleaning more challenging in the meantime. To properly clean your teeth and braces, you should brush after every meal to remove food particles. You can also prevent decay by using an antibacterial mouthwash and flossing daily. We recommend using special tools to help you clean your teeth effectively. These include floss threaders, dental picks, interdental brushes, and water flossers.
To prevent damage to your fast braces, avoid chewing pens, ice, gum, or straws. Don’t bite your nails or use your teeth to open packaging.
It is also important to avoid food that could damage the braces, such as whole apples, sticky or hard candy, raw carrots, corn on the cob, ice, nuts, popcorn, beef jerky, bagels, and pizza crust.
Quickly Transform Your Smile with Fast Braces
You no longer have to be embarrassed about your smile or shy away from photos. With breakthrough Fastbraces® technology, we can transform your smile in around 100 days. While fast braces allow us to shift teeth more quickly, they don’t compromise quality.
If you are ready to straighten your teeth quickly and effectively, we can help with revolutionary fast braces.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your dental goals, preferences, and budget to determine if fast braces are right for you.