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Fastbraces® -- Frederick, MD

A Quicker Solution for a Straighter Smile

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Plenty of patients would love to see a perfectly straight row of pearly whites when they look in the mirror, but for many, wearing braces to school or work for two or three years is a daunting prospect. If you’re looking for a quicker alternative for traditional orthodontics, My Frederick Dentist may have the solution in the form of Fastbraces®, which can straighten your grin in a matter of months! If you’re interested in making some swift improvements to your smile, call us to schedule a consultation today.

What’s the Difference Between Fastbraces® and Regular Braces?

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As you might expect, Fastbraces® are similar to traditional braces in that the both use metal brackets and wires to gradually push your teeth into the desired position. The main difference is efficiency. Normal braces adjust the teeth over the course of two stages. First, they move the visible parts of the teeth (also called the crowns), and then they start addressing the position of the tooth roots. However, the triangular brackets used for Fastbraces® work differently; when combined with a square-shaped wire, they start working to correct the position of the roots from the very beginning of the treatment. As you can imagine, performing both phases of the treatment will greatly reduce the required treatment time. 

Am I a Candidate for Fastbraces®?

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If you have an orthodontic issue that can be corrected by regular braces, chances are Fastbraces® can also work. This includes problems like:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Spacing problems
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite

However, there are some situations, such as those involving a TMJ disorder, where a traditional approach is preferred. To determine whether you’re a candidate for Fastbraces®, we’ll need to thoroughly examine the current state of your mouth before devising a treatment plan. If you’ve scheduled a consultation to ask about traditional braces, don’t forget to ask about Fastbraces® as well; if it’s right for you, it could save you years of treatment!

Benefits of Fastbraces

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There are many reasons why many patients choose Fastbraces® instead of traditional braces:

  • Needless to say, the faster treatment time makes a big difference. In some cases, you’ll only need to wear Fastbraces® for about 3 to 12 months!
  • Fastbraces® is a safe, reliable way to straighten teeth in Frederick with over 20 years of data backing its success.
  • Thanks in part to the reduced treatment time, Fastbraces® typically costs less than traditional braces. In other words, it could help save you time and
  • There has been research that shows patients who wear Fastbraces® may feel less pain and experience less tooth sensitivity than those who wear traditional braces.
  • While traditional braces sometimes require you to wear a retainer all the time after they’ve been removed, Fastbraces® requires much less retainer wear. You might wear it for eight hours at a time at night, but in some cases, you might only need to use it for about 15 or 20 minutes a day.