At first glance, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between traditional metal braces and Fast Braces.
Fast braces consist of four main components;
Bands are metal strips that wrap around the outer surface of the back molars.
Brackets are affixed with strong dental adhesives directly to the outer surface of each of the other teeth.
3.) Arch Wires
The arch wires run from the back bands through each of the brackets, with one arch wire on the top jaw, and one on the bottom.
The arch wires are then held in place using small elastic bands called ‘ligatures’.
The shape of the arch wires is such that a gentle, continuous pressure is exerted on the teeth in precise places to encourage gradual movement from their current position to their ideal, straighter alignment. At regular intervals, usually about once a month, the patient visits their orthodontist for an adjustment. During this appointment, the orthodontist will check progress, and replace the arch wires with a new version which will continue the movement of teeth towards their final positions.
While visually similar, the exact design of the brackets and bands in Fast Braces differs from those used in ordinary braces to increase the speed of tooth movement. In addition, the Fast Braces process also incorporates additional treatments such as subsonic wave therapy and phototherapy in order to produce accelerating effects within the gum tissue and bones of the jaw. This combination of specialized orthodontics with therapeutic sessions is the key to achieving the rapid treatment timelines that Fast Braces patients will experience.