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Want straighter teeth as an adult? 5 FAQs about FastBraces answered by Hello Dental

When it comes to cosmetic braces, most people have heard about Invisalign, the Damon System and of course, Six Month Smiles.

While these aligners and fitted braces have helped many people to achieve a straighter smile, it is important to note that they are not suitable for everyone. Indeed, Six Month Smiles, for example, can only straighten teeth located at the front of the mouth, meaning that it has no impact on issues with misaligned bites, which can impact a smile. In cases of other types of brace, some patients do not wish to have teeth removed if deemed necessary to make room for the movement in their mouths, and wonder if there is a different option available.

Luckily, there is!

Known as a fitted, cosmetic brace, FastBraces, as the name suggests, is a brace which aligns your smile quickly and without needing to have extractions or tooth filing performed. Using the unique triangular bracket shape and a thin wire, this brace moves both the root of the tooth and the crown simultaneously, allowing for faster treatment time. Brilliant!

At Hello Dental, our team is trained in how to use these accelerated braces in Colchester and can advise you on whether or not you would benefit from treatment. As most of our patients notice a difference in their smile in just a few weeks post-fitting, this brace really is one of the fastest acting orthodontic treatments available!

Want to know more about whether these braces in Colchester are right for you? Our team answers the most frequently searched questions associated with FastBraces below.

Is it uncomfortable?


While these braces in Colchester are more comfortable than the traditional orthodontic aligners, many patients do experience a moderate amount of discomfort post-fitting.


Our team at Hello Dental recommends taking over the counter painkillers to ease the discomfort, however, if you are worried about the level of discomfort you are experiencing, contact us immediately.

What conditions can it treat?


A versatile aligner, FastBraces can help to address common problems, such as gaps, crowding, bite issues and, of course, varying degrees of misalignment and crooked teeth.


However, only our dentist will be able to tell you if you are suitable for treatment but rest assured, you probably will be!

Is it expensive?


No; as this brace is so fast, there are minimal costs associated with check-ups and adjustments. Also, our team at Hello Dental may be able to offer you financing options to help you spread the overall cost. Perfect!

Will I need to have teeth removed?


The design of the aligner and overall treatment means that no, you will not need to have teeth extracted in order to accommodate movement in your mouth.

Will I need a retainer afterwards?


After all orthodontic treatment, you will be required to wear a retainer for a period of time to prevent your teeth from moving or relapsing into their previous positions. However, with FastBraces, you may be required to only wear your retainer for 15 to 20 minutes per day. Great stuff!

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