At Stellar Smiles, our Clinical Director Dr Jason Pham has become the first dentist in South Australia to offer the revolutionary fast braces treatment.
A less than straight smile can make people feel low in confidence about their looks and smile.
There are many modern orthodontic solutions to treat misaligned teeth, but many people don’t want to be wearing braces for a number of years. We offer Fastbraces as an innovative solution to this issue as they are able to straighten teeth in a matter of months.
With safety in mind, Fastbraces Technology was developed to straighten teeth differently, allowing for a fast, safe and affordable solution.
With the patented triangular design of the braces, cutting edge techniques and a special heat-activated wire, this new technology is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics.
Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, usually over a period of about two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth is moved into alignment. In the second year, treatment addresses the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used with Fastbraces® work on a different mechanical principle altogether. The patented system uses an innovative bracket and a specially- shaped wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth, from the beginning of treatment. This combination is key in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.
The Fastbraces® Technology brackets have an elevated slot and a unique elbow design. The shape of the bracquet is critical because it literally changes the force-flexibility equation.The square shape of conventional brackets defines the distance between the brackets and that distance determines the flexibility of the wire.However, the triangular shape of the Fastbraces® patented bracket, with its elevated slot, typically increases the distance between the individual brackets, which increases the flexibility of the wire.Additionally, the “elbows” of the bracket help deliver torquing and tipping forces to the root from the beginning of treatment. These fundamental differences allow treatment to be completed in about a year, or as little as 3 months in select cases. For the consumer looking for an aesthetic cosmetic solution, Fastbraces®Clear™ ceramic brackets are also available and offer the same technology advantages of moving teeth as the Fastbraces® metal brackets.
Twenty (20) years of history, thousands of consecutively treated patients and university research have shown that Fastbraces® are not only safe but offer many additional benefits. Patients often experience less discomfort. Additionally, the fact that the braces are on for less time means that there is possibly less chance of tooth decay due to improper oral hygiene. Treatment with Fastbraces® Technology improves the patient’s lifestyle because treatment typically takes just a few visits at the doctor’s office. Less doctor visits mean less money spent, and less time off school or work. Another remarkable benefit is the reduction of retainer usage. When the braces come off one needs to wear the retainers only 15 minutes a day.