WHAT ARE FASTBRACES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Teeth are crooked because they didn’t erupt properly, they came in the mouth tilted, sideways and not upright in the position they need in order to be straight. This means that the root of a crooked tooth is not straight, or upright, as it should be had the tooth come in straight. Fastbraces® Technology targets the roots of the tooth from the beginning of treatment. If the root is upright, then the tooth becomes straight.
To do this properly, a special square super-elastic nickel-titanium wire is used in order to torque and upright the root. Old braces are typically square in shape and don’t provide for enough room between them (figure 1). If the square braces are replaced with triangular ones, the distance between the braces doubles (figure 2). Therefore, by doubling the distance, the flexibility of the square wire increases eight times (23 = 8). Thus, with Fastbraces® Technology, one square wire can be engaged comfortably and easily between the braces in order to upright the root from the beginning of treatment. Therefore, treatment time can be completed in about a year or as little as 3 months in some cases. (figure 3)