Two Smile Shortcuts: Fastbraces® And Invisalign

  • June 22, 2017

Here at our Lexington, KY dentist’s office, we actually have two easy and effective orthodontic treatment programs that we want you to know about: Fastbraces® And Invisalign. For today’s post, we wanted to examine them both. Keep reading, and then when you are ready to move forward, we can decide together–during your consultation with Dr. Takacs–which one makes the most sense for your current needs and budget. So, don’t forget to contact us when you are finished absorbing the information below!

Fastbraces® Explained

Like we said, we are proud to feature Fastbraces®. This program was designed to quickly move (settled adult) teeth that have landed in less than ideal spots in your mouth. This solution takes a fresh approach by changing the structure of the actual braces to better suit the job of shifting stubborn teeth.

Here’s how it breaks down: conventional braces rely on round wires and square brackets, while Fastbraces® actually use a triangular bracket and square wire to get the desired results. This subtle alteration gives the braces more moving power, and allows for less brute force to be placed on your teeth.

So, how fast is it? This method of short-term orthodontic treatment can range from several weeks to about a year, depending on the extent of your problems. But that’s still going to be better than wearing conventional braces that take 2-3 years on average.

What’s more, this technique involves much less pain and discomfort than some patients report with traditional braces, so you will have a more comfortable experience during the abbreviated time you are going through your treatment.

In summary: they work faster, more efficiently, AND they are cheaper than regular braces! What more could you ask for?

Invisalign Clear “Braces”

But wait, you have more great options. There is also Invisalign, a fantastic program that re-imagined what an orthodontic treatment could look like.

There won’t be any stark metal brackets and wires to worry about. This is a system that relies on clear plastic aligners to make your transformation a reality. They are virtually invisible, so no one will know what you are up to, unless you want them to. That will eliminate unwanted questions, nicknames, and worse from family, friends, and coworkers.

Another perk of Invisalign is that you won’t be harnessed to your gear for the duration of your transformation. The aligners are are removable which means you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and cleaning is a snap. There won’t be any dietary restrictions or weird tools to carry around, either.

You must switch the aligners out on your own every two weeks instead of visiting the orthodontist for adjustments. You will enjoy the fact that Invisalign gear is smooth and comfortable, so there won’t be any bleeding, sores or discomfort along the way.

The results are amazing. And treatment generally wraps up in only about a year. The advantages of Invisalign are CLEAR!

A Win-Win Situation!

If you are an adult living with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, it is never too late to improve the health and appearance of your smile. We hope you have been inspired by today’s post to take the next step towards a better overall smile. Contact us now to get started!

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