Most people have heard of Invisalign clear braces, but most haven’t heard of the innovative Fastbraces, another alternative to traditional braces. Both orthodontic treatments deliver incredible ways to straighten a smile efficiently and permanently, but both procedures are not right for every patient. Learn the differences to begin figuring out what might be best to perfect your teeth.
Invisalign: Invisalign treatment takes, on average, one year to complete. This length of time can vary depending on the patient – some people only need six months to closed up a few spaces or straight out a few crooked teeth. Other patients need more than a year to complete an entire course of straightening.
Fastbraces: Fastbraces are just as their name implies – fast. The typical course of Fastbraces takes three months to one year to complete (compared to a year-and-a-half to three years for regular braces). But, as with all orthodontic treatments, the uniqueness of your case and the severity of your misalignment influences how dramatically the bite and teeth need to be shifted.
Invisalign: Adults are especially drawn to Invisalign because of the problems this treatment is usually used to address. Gaps can be closed, crooked teeth can be straightened, and teeth that have relapsed from earlier orthodontic treatment can be coaxed back into alignment.
Fastbraces: Crooked, overlapping, and tilted teeth that have not erupted straight in the gums are some of the best problems to target with Fastbraces. The innovative, high-performing bracket system makes each tooth upright so it’s in complete alignment.
Invisalign: Invisalign was designed to do just what traditional braces do but to make it happen discreetly using clear aligners. These customized clear braces are incredibly thin and smooth so they fit snugly against teeth and do not draw attention to themselves. They’re easy for adults to add to their daily life without interrupting work or play.
Fastbraces: Both the brackets and wires of Fastbraces are available as ceramic and tooth-colored, making them far less noticeable. They are bonded to the teeth like regular brackets, but they aren’t obvious, which makes them a great choice for adults who qualify for this straightening method.
Invisalign: There was a time when regular braces were the only option if you wanted straight teeth. Now millions of adults who never thought they’d have an aligned smile enjoy the beauty of Invisalign. This clear option makes small changes every time the aligners are changed, gently but consistently moving teeth into alignment.
Invisalign Teen was designed with another demographic in mind, targeting young people who need room for still-erupting teeth and benefit from wear indicators that keep them on track during their treatment, ensuring that they wear their aligners often enough every day.
Fastbraces: The patented technology of Fastbraces appears in the shape of triangular brackets. They alter the force-flexibility of braces by working in tandem with an elastic nickel-titanium wire. This unique combination allows each tooth root to be corrected right from the start and uses the natural temperature of the mouth to expedite movements.
Do You Qualify for Clear Braces?
If you’re interested in perfecting your smile but you want a discreet, brief way to make it happen, schedule a consultation with Dr. Charmaine Johnson at Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale to find out if you qualify for Invisalign or Fastbraces.