Getting braces is a rite of passage for millions of adolescents every year, but orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers. Adults and teenagers alike have bite problems and alignment issues that require treatment, but many people are hesitant to get traditional braces for a number of reasons. From social and professional concerns to practical issues like how long you have to wear braces, traditional orthodontic treatment is not always the ideal solution for each patient. Dr. Rana and Saif Hanna, dentists in Sterling Heights, MI, offer FastBraces for people looking for an alternative to traditional braces.
FastBraces in Sterling Heights, MI
The treatment period for traditional braces is typically two years. FastBraces were designed to help shorten the treatment period significantly by using a triangular bracket design (instead of the square design used with traditional braces) that helps to move the teeth into alignment much faster. Additionally, FastBraces don't require extractions to make room for realignment.
Benefits of Choosing FastBraces
If you need orthodontic treatment but don't want to spend two years wearing braces or undergo invasive dental work like extractions, FastBraces may be a good option for you. The shape of FastBraces allows greater flexibility of movement than traditional braces, and they can treat many of the malocclusions (bite and alignment problems) including:
- Open bite
- Cross bite
- Excessive gaps/spacing
The triangular brackets used in FastBraces are attached to a single wire and shift the crown and the root of the teeth simultaneously (traditional braces shift the root and crown of the teeth in separate stages).
FastBraces are available for children over age 12 and adults. As with traditional orthodontic treatment, you will have to maintain a good oral hygiene routine and keep up with follow up care and appointments.
Find a Dentist in Sterling Heights, MI
For more information about how FastBraces work and if they are the right option for you, contact our office today by calling (586) 981-0199 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rana Hanna or Dr. Saif Hanna.