Tens of millions of adults in the United States would love to have straight teeth but dread the thought of wearing braces for one, two, or even three years. However, those same people would be fine with orthodontic treatment that gave them the results they want in half a year. With FastBraces from Dr. Wilfred Miyasaki at A Downtown Dental Group in Honolulu, HI, you can straighten your teeth in six months or less!
Metal braces do a fine job of moving teeth – slowly. Part of the reason that traditional braces are slow is that the procedure occurs in two phases – moving the crowns into the desired positions first, and only then moving the roots.
Orthodontic treatment with traditional braces can easily take 24-36 months to complete. That’s a long time to live with a “mouthful of metal” that’s uncomfortable, inconvenient, and embarrassing.
How FastBraces Are Different
FastBraces employ a unique design in both the brackets and the wires that move your tooth as one unit – from crown to root – at the same time. That speeds up the treatment process tremendously – in fact, the average length of treatment is 20 weeks!
Due to the shortened treatment time, FastBraces save you money. Any time braces are used, the wires have to be tightened periodically. Shorter treatment means fewer dentist visits and less money out of your pocket.
FastBraces are available in metal or clear. Clear brackets and wires are much less obvious meaning that you can smile and laugh more confidently. Speaking of confidence, knowing that you can have straight teeth in time for that wedding, class reunion, or another major event is very reassuring.
Not all adults need braces to achieve the results they want. And not all adults want to have anything metal in their mouths, even if it means having straight teeth. That’s why Dr. Miyasaki also offers Invisalign® clear dental aligners for short-term orthodontic treatment at our Honolulu, HI practice.
Invisalign aligners are made from clear, smooth dental plastic that are very hard for someone else to detect while they’re in place. The completely customized aligners fit very snugly over your teeth and you remove them to eat and to care for your teeth just as you always do. There are no food restrictions with Invisalign.
While not as quick as FastBraces, Invisalign is also short-term orthodontic treatment. Many Invisalign treatments are complete within 12 months.
Everyone’s mouth is different, and every orthodontic treatment plan has to be individualized to a person’s unique needs. There’s no way to know what orthodontic solution will work best for you without a thorough examination. Dr. Miyasaki will help you determine which approach is best for you.
You don’t have to live with teeth that are twisted, crooked, gapped, or that don’t meet properly. Schedule a free FastBraces consultation with Dr. Wilfred Miyasaki at A Downtown Dental Group. Call our office today at 808-797-3680 to get started on the road to the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.