a woman with straight teethTraditional teeth straightening treatment can make a big difference to the smile and self-esteem of a patient, but treatment can take years. In terms of cost, it might be more than some patients can manage. Luckily, dental technology has come a long way in recent years and there are now faster ways to achieve straighter teeth.

Adults who want to straighten their teeth, but are put off by the thought of having to wear braces for two years, can now get a different type of braces in Liverpool, which get great results in a much shorter space of time – Fastbraces. These braces are only available in selected dental practices, including Liverpool Smile Studio.

How Fastbraces work

Conventional braces are very effective, but they are also uncomfortable, inconvenient and unattractive. Plus, with the amount of time they stay in a patient’s mouth, they become a breeding ground for bacteria and introduce a risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Fastbraces allow for much faster treatment of misaligned teeth compared to regular braces. But just how fast are they?

Normally, tooth movement with braces in Liverpool can take up to two years. Thanks to their innovative design, Fastbraces accomplish this much more quickly. In some cases, Fastbraces can straighten teeth in as few as 20 weeks. More commonly, though, they take about a year. But why are they so fast?

Fastbraces are designed to move both the roots and the crowns of the teeth at the same time. Traditional braces, on the other hand, will move the crowns first, followed by the roots. This process adds time to the overall procedure. The fact that Fastbraces can perform these functions at the same time, means that they are considerably faster.

Unlike regular braces, Fastbraces use triangular brackets that can move the roots from the beginning of the treatment. These braces also use self-ligated, which means that they are automatically adjusted as teeth move gradually into their correct position. This eliminates the needs for constant adjustments or extra wires to hold them in place.

Ultimately, Fastbraces are much quicker and have a more comfortable design, making them patient-friendly.