Below are the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Fastbraces and the Fastbraces process. Feel free to contact us directly for additional information or to set up a free consultation.
While traditional braces move the tooth first and allow the root to follow later, Fastbraces move the root and the tooth at the same time. Fastbraces realign the root and crown simultaneously, without resulting in root resorption. With this technology, patients report much less discomfort, and see dramatic results in about a year. In some instances, results are complete in just three months.
Fastbraces typically cost about half the price of traditional braces.
When compared to traditional braces, patients report a much lower level of discomfort when using Fastbraces.
With this technology, most patients see dramatic results in about 1 year. Noticeable results are visible in the first 6 weeks. Some patients report correction in just 3 months.
In most cases, insurance providers cover Fastbraces at the same coverage levels as traditional braces.
Fastbraces have provided multiple corrections for a variety of patients. Fastbraces have proven effective in correcting crowding, open bites, overbites, high canines, spacing issues and crossbites. Sabourin & Hayden offers free consultations to determine if Fastbraces are recommended for you.
We’re glad you asked! A well-cared for retainer may last for years. Please call our office immediately if your retainer is lost, broken, or no longer fits. General care instructions follow:
- Brush your retainers with a soft toothbrush and warm (not hot) water. Do not use toothpaste. You may soak your retainer in Efferdent, Polident or other appliance cleaners, but this does not replace brushing.
- Always store your retainer in their case when they are not in your mouth. Most retainers are lost in lunchrooms and restaurants.
- Keep your retainers out of reach of pets.
- Avoid exposing your retainers to high heat. Never leave them in a hot car, boil them or put them in the dishwasher.
We’re glad you asked! Orthodontic retention is a lifelong commitment. Here are some reminders:
- Wear your retainers for at least 8 hours every night after your braces are removed. You must do this as long as you want to maintain your results.
- Never bite your retainer into place. Instead, use your fingers to place the retainers.
- Never flip or play with your retainer while it’s in your mouth. This loosens them and can even break them.
- Do not eat, drink or chew gum while wearing your retainers.
- Remove your retainers while swimming or playing contact sports.