Time is a luxury for both the patient & the doctor. Once one experiences luxury in life, it's hard to go back to the ordinary.
The unattainable luxury of measuring time in days in orthodontics is now becoming a reality.
FASTBRACES® Technologies, a true American original now in almost 50 countries, is celebrating its
quarter-of-a-century anniversary of providing products that help dentists and orthodontists straighten teeth.
Teeth are crooked because they didn't erupt properly and came in tilted, sideways, overlapping or spaced apart and, as a result, they are not upright and straight.
FASTBRACES® Technologies high performance bracket systems upright the roots of the teeth from the beginning of treatment with just one square wire by torquing and tipping them from the very first appointment.
Treatment time for non-surgical comprehensive orthodontic therapy should take more than 120 days with the
FASTBRACES® CLASSIC™ SERIES™ and could take less than 120 days for non-deep bite cases with the
FASTBRACES® TURBO™ SERIES™, depending on the patient cooperation and clinical experience of the treating doctor.
Crowding occurs when there is simply not enough room in the mouth for all of teeth to erupt (come in) properly. If left untreated, crowding can worsen over time and result in severely overlapped teeth. This may increase risk of plaque accumulation, decay and periodontal disease.
Spacing between teeth can occur when there is a tooth/jaw size discrepancy. Extractions (pulled teeth) can also cause their adjacent teeth to shift
due to the additional space created by the missing teeth. Gaps between teeth can lead to gum issues, deeper pockets beside teeth, and other possible
An open bite occurs when the front teeth do not make contact with their opposing teeth. This can be caused by habits, improperly erupted teeth or
genetically abnormal jaw structure. It can result in speech impairment, poor chewing, or even temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
The proper dental term for "overbite" is actually "overjet". This occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth for an improper occlusion
(bite when closed). Some causes include genetics, or underdevelopment of the alveolar or skeletal bone supporting the teeth. Overjet can be the cause of gum irritation,
wear on the lower teeth and/or jaw and joint problems.
Crossbite can be the result of both upper and lower teeth and/or jaws being misaligned. One or more of the upper teeth tend to bite inside of the lower teeth, and this can occur on the sides as well as the front of the mouth. Crossbite can lead to wearing down of teeth, bone loss and gum disease.