Traditional orthodontic brackets and wires first focus on moving the crown of the tooth – the part that is visible when you smile – then focus on the root of the tooth. This two-step process requires longer treatment times to complete.
Some patients want quicker results, which is why Dr. Cerina Fairfax offers Fastbraces in our Fairfax, VA dental office. Fastbraces use a low-friction bracket with a smaller profile (and less interference) to speed the process along without compromising the exceptional results our patients have come to expect while under her care.
Fastbraces works best for older teen and adult patients, and it’s still important for you to come in for regular checkups to monitor your progress. Dr. Fairfax can make any minor adjustments throughout treatment to ensure that your upper and lower teeth come together comfortably once it’s complete. We also recommend that you stay diligent with your at-home oral hygiene and you don’t miss any dental exams and cleanings because wearing braces of any kind can increase your risk for gum disease and cavities.
Many adult patients find Fastbraces fit neatly into their busy timelines, making it possible to have a straighter smile in just a few months.
If you want to learn about this innovative orthodontic treatment, contact our Fairfax, VA dental office to book an appointment!