frequently asked questions
FastBraces recognizes Dr. Levens achievements in providing excellent orthodontic care and has awarded him the title of Master Provider.
Fastbraces® were developed to straighten teeth differently. Fastbraces® is the revolutionary system of fast, safe, easy and affordable braces that is changing the field of orthodontics. It is a complete, non-extraction system for most cases, which provides patients with outstanding results.
Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, usually over a period of about two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth is moved into alignment. In the second year, treatment addresses the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used with Fastbraces® work on a different mechanical principle altogether. The patented system uses an innovative triangular bracket and a specially- shaped square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth, from the beginning of treatment. This combination is key in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.
Fastbraces® Technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages, thus completing treatment from 3 months to about a year. Some patients see results in just weeks!
University research has shown that Fastbraces® Technology has low mean frictional forces, a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction and pain reduction with fitting front and back teeth together.
With the complete alignment of the roots of the teeth, retention is needed every day for only 15-20 minutes. Some people like wearing the retainers at night. No more retainers for hours during the day for months after treatment. This is yet another reason why Fastbraces® Technology is changing the way orthodontics is done altogether.
Dr. Levens is proud to be your premiere dental office to offer the amazing Fastbraces® Technology. Discover how Dr. Levens and Fastbraces® can team up to help you truly LOVE your smile, maybe for the first time ever!
Since Fastbraces® Technology was first introduced in 1992; there have been great success stories around the world. Both children and adults have seen the benefits of this innovative system. The confidence that is gained from having a healthy, beautiful smile is priceless. Fastbraces® Technology has been the key to a happier life – both personally and professionally, for thousands of patients around the world. Visit www.fastbraces.com for more amazing stories.
The first step to a great smile is to meet one-on-one with Dr. Levens to determine if you are a candidate for the Fastbraces® system. Next, impressions and x-rays are taken to help Dr. Levens create a customized treatment plan designed specifically for your smile.