Fastbraces® is a special orthodontic technology that moves the roots of your teeth towards their final position from the onset of your treatment, speeding up your treatment and reducing the length of time you spend wearing braces from years to months, and in some cases even weeks! The average treatment time for Fastbraces is one year.
Fastbraces rely on a patented triangular bracket design, a special, heat-activated wire, and advanced orthodontic techniques to begin moving your teeth and root simultaneously, rather than in separate stages like traditional braces. This treatment option is available in both metal and ceramic brackets.
How to Care for your Braces
Oral Hygiene Instructions:
- Prepare to brush. Take off elastics and any other removable parts of
your orthodontic appliance.
- Brush for a minimum of two minutes (Brush the tops and bottoms of the
brackets and along the gum line to remove plaque).
- Floss at least once daily. Floss threaders are used during this process.
- Rinse mouth. Use a fluoride rinse before bed to help prevent cavities.
- Proxy brushes are a great tool to use to clean around the wire and
- If instructed to wear elastics. Place back in and only remove when
eating or brushing. Not wearing elastics as directed will result in longer
Foods to Avoid with Braces
- Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice.
- Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice.
- Sticky foods: caramels, gum.
- Hard foods: nuts, hard pretzels.
- Sugary food: candy.
- Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots
(cut into smaller pieces)
What to Expect:
- Moderate soreness the first few days following your appointment (take
acetaminophen as needed for discomfort).
- Teeth may feel mobile or spongy.
- Insides of mouth may become irritated or rough feeling. If you have any
sores/cuts from the brackets swish with peroxyl and warm salt water. Wax
can also be used over brackets for comfort.
Contact the office if:
- If you have wires poking or comes out of the slot
- If a bracket is loose
- If the colored ring comes off