Teeth are crooked because they come 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. When 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)
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The Fastbraces® Technology patented bracket design uses unique, triangular shaped braces that allow for the use of just one super-elastic nickel-titanium wire during the treatment process. This brace technology works on an entirely different mechanical principle altogether. Historically, old braces would move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth in the second year.
The Fastbraces® Technology helps move the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, from the beginning of the treatment. Patients can now get results often with less sensitivity, in about a year, and in some instances, just 3 months rather than several years.
To discover if Fastbraces® are the solution you’ve been looking for call us for a free appointment at 619.298.0821.