If you have teenage children with crooked or overcrowded teeth, there’s some really good news in store for them. One of the most exciting breakthroughs in orthodontics in recent years is now available here at MyDental, in the form of f our revolutionary clear braces system.
Quickbraces have a number of key advantages over their more traditional rivals:
- They are faster to act, so the patient is rid of them much quicker.
- They are very much cheaper as the time in the dentist’s chair is reduced.
- They are way less intrusive for the patient, and much more comfortable to wear.
- The system rarely involves the extraction of a healthy tooth.
Fastbraces® is a complete system that works to correct crooked front teeth, but it has the added advantage of delivering the most comfortable bite possible when upper and lower teeth are treated by your dentist at the same time.
Just how fast are Fastbraces®?
Without doubt, the first question that patients ask us when they’ve had their braces fitted is “When will you be taking them off?” It’s not the most pleasant experience to have an ‘alien object in your mouth, perhaps for a period of two years or more.
But Fastbraces®, our typical treatment period is in or around six months, which represents tremendous news for the patient. The precise time involved will depend on a number of factors such as your bone structure or the particular shape of your teeth. When you come in for your first consultation, however, we can give you a pretty accurate prediction of how long the process will take.
Is this technology tried and tested?
It’s fair to say that orthodontic treatment in the U.S. has traditionally been quite a distance ahead of Ireland, but the arrival of Fastbraces® has means that we’ve now caught up with our American cousins.
The treatment is very much tried and tested in the States, with thousands of satisfied clients having undergone this form of dental intervention. And because it has been developed over time, it’s very gentle on your teeth as it exerts less force on your teeth than the more traditional form of ‘train tracks’.
And because there’s less force in place, it’s highly unlikely that there will be any damage to the surface of the enamel – or if any ‘hiding places’ will be formed for harmful plaque.
How come they're so easy to wear?
There are a number of reasons why Quickbraces are so comfortable and easy to wear. First of all, the system is put in place by your dentist one section at a time. The benefit of this is that the roots and crown of your teeth are only being forced to move at a very slow pace, which means that there’s less pain or discomfort.
And secondly, the brackets that we use to correct the relevant teeth are significantly smaller than traditional braces. They’re not just comfortable to wear – they're also more comfortable when eating, biting, chewing or speaking.
Who are they suitable for?
The Fastbraces® system has been successfully used for treatment of all sorts of patients – adults and children alike – and the initial free consultation will let you know if you are suitable for treatment.
Adults can be treated at any age, while children are normally accepted for treatment at around the age of twelve. As a rule of thumb, your dentist will make an appointment for you at five-weekly intervals, with anything from five to ten visits involved in total.
Why are they so much cheaper?
Clear braces cost considerably less than their traditional counterpart. The main reason is that there are fewer visits to the surgery, so we need to charge you for considerably less of our time. It makes sense that treatment that takes just six months will be considerably cheaper than a treatment programme that goes on for two years or more!
Can I avail of 0% Finance?
Absolutely. Depending on what suits you best, you can pay for your clear braces in a single transaction, or alternatively, you might like to spread the cost over a number of months thanks to our very attractive our 0% Dental Finance Plan.
You should also be aware that treatment of any kind provided by MyDental is covered by the Code of Practice of the Irish Dental Council. You can check it our in full right here (http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/g_dentalethics.php)