There are multiple options available when it comes to adjusting teeth which are misaligned or out of place. It is important to consider various treatments and decide what type of dental correction appliance might work best for you. At Desoto Family Dentistry in Desoto, Dr. Varkey will sit down and explain the benefits of each treatment, and answer all your questions, making sure sure the patient is well informed before selecting a treatment plan. Consider the various types of braces and orthodontics which can help straighten your teeth, fix crooked teeth and gaps in between teeth, and give you a beautiful smile.
We specialize in FastBraces® an advanced technology that can achieve straighter teeth in as little as 120 days!
Fastbraces has established itself as one of the most attractive and effective alternatives to traditional orthodontic braces over the last quarter century. Its patented system provides excellent orthodontic results for patients, while drastically reducing the amount of time needed to achieve those results.
With Fastbraces, treatment times are no longer measured in years; instead, they can sometimes be measured in days.
At their core, Fastbraces follow the same reliable wire-and-bracket system of conventional braces. Brackets affix to the teeth, and wires are used to pull the brackets into the desired position.
Fastbraces are available as metal wire and brackets, and as ceramic wire and brackets for a more discrete, cosmetically pleasing look.
Orthodontic issues are caused when teeth fail to crown properly, coming out tilted, sideways, overlapping, or spaced apart. All of these issues stem from the placement and alignment of the tooth root.
Fastbraces wire bracket system works by uprighting the root of the teeth from the first appointment. This, along with more precise bracket placement thanks to computer-guided treatment plans, allows the system to work over much reduced periods of time compared to conventional braces.
Currently there are two types of Fastbraces available on the market; the classic series and the turbo series.
With classic series braces, treatment time is around four-six months in duration. The turbo series is designed to achieve results in under 120 days.
Predictably, the turbo series is more costly than the classic series, as it requires greater precision to work.
Fastbraces can treat most orthodontic cases. There are some limits, and some cases will necessarily take longer than the ideal treatment times advertised.
For example, it’s important to note that treatment times are given under the assumption that there is no surgical component to the orthodontic case. Some misalignments and malloclusions require a preliminary round of surgery, sometimes to remove teeth there is simply no room for, before orthodontic appliances can be employed.
Likewise, while Fastbraces turbo's treatment times are targeted towards 120 days, this assumes a non-deep bite case. For those instances, it will take somewhat longer to achieve the results.
Dr. Varkey will be able to advise you whether your particular case is suitable for Fastbraces technology, and how long the expected treatment time will be.
Call (972) 223-8844 today to schedule an appointment.