Leeds City Dentalcare offers several designs of braces that are based on tried and tested technology. However the Fastbraces is a little different, and can deliver results within a year. In comparison traditional braces often plan to move the teeth in two different stages over a two-year period. During the first year the teeth are moved into position, while during the second year the tooth root position is adjusted. Fastbraces aims to move both at the same time using specially designed brackets and wires, so both the crown of the tooth and the root are moved into the correct position simultaneously. The key to this technology lies in the way the bracket is designed as it changes the forces applied to your teeth. Even though these braces are able to act in this way, it’s still perfectly safe, and you should still end up with a lovely healthy smile.
Fastbraces are much easier to wear than traditional braces and you’ll probably only need to visit our Leeds surgery a few times during treatment. While most patients will need to wear these braces for a year, it’s possible to see real results in as little as three months, and these braces are suitable for both children and adults. Another advantage of this system is that you only need to wear a retainer for 15 minutes each day, following the completion of your treatment. This means you can easily plan to wear your retainer while you’re getting ready for work or school, and it won’t interfere in any way with your everyday life. Some people overlook the necessity of wearing a retainer following the completion of orthodontic treatment, but it is important as otherwise your teeth are likely to gradually drift back into their original position. This would be a real shame after you’ve taken the care and trouble to straighten them.
Leeds City Dentalcare Also Offers Other Braces
When you visit our Leeds surgery for a consultation, Dr David Brown will discuss all the options available to you so you are able to make an informed choice. The braces system above is just one of several offered by our dentist in Leeds. Others may be less visible, and include the perennially popular Invisalign braces. These are extremely popular with many patients as they are virtually invisible and are very easy to wear. We can help you select the correct choice of orthodontic treatment which will be based on your occlusal problems. Certain types of braces may be more effective than others at straightening your teeth, and may be more likely to produce the type of results you’d like.
We will not recommend an orthodontic system to you unless we think it is right for you, as we obviously want you to be happy with the final results. We have seen first-hand what a huge boost of self-confidence it can be to have a straighter smile, but we also know how it can benefit your oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, and it really is as simple as that. By investing in orthodontic treatment, you’ll gain both cosmetic and dental health benefits.