As a modern dental office, Lovett Dental offers patients multiple options for correcting and straightening their smiles and correcting a “bad bite” or malocclusion. Our patients sometimes express that traditional wire and bracket braces take too long to achieve their desired results. For those patients, we recommend Fastbraces in Houston, TX.

Learn About Fastbraces in Houston, TX

happy woman smiling after FastbracesMany of our new patients are unfamiliar with how Fastbraces work. Similar to traditional braces, Fastbraces also have wires and brackets. However, the two teeth-straightening methods differ in the shape of their brackets. Traditional braces have square-shaped brackets that apply pressure to a single point. During the first year of treatment, traditional braces focus on aligning the crowns of the teeth. In the second year, the orthodontist makes adjustments to focus movement on the roots of the teeth.

In contrast to traditional braces, Fastbraces have triangular-shaped brackets that shift the crown and root at the same time. By moving both parts of the tooth simultaneously, Fastbraces allow most patients to complete their treatment within an average time span of five months. If you’d like to know more, our orthodontist in Houston, TX, will be happy to fully explain all potential pros and cons.

Am I a Candidate for Fastbraces in Houston, TX?

We find that most patients who inquire about straightening their teeth are able to use Fastbraces. However, orthodontic treatments don’t always work in the same way for everyone. Patients who have impacted teeth and those who suffer from TMJ may be better suited for our other orthodontic treatments. Our orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth and bone structure and discuss your goals before presenting treatment options.

Some patients inquire about the safety of moving the position of their teeth so rapidly. In the past, other orthodontists have attempted to shorten the timeline of traditional braces by tightening the braces at faster intervals. This ill-advised course of treatment led to some patients experiencing more pain and discomfort and even sustaining damage to the roots of their teeth in some cases. It is important to note that Fastbraces is a completely different treatment. A uniquely designed wire and triangular bracket move your teeth in a different way. The end result is straight teeth in less time.

Consultation for Fastbraces in a Houston, TX, Orthodontics Office

The first step toward taking the fast track to straighten your teeth is to schedule an appointment for a consultation at our office. At your consultation, our team will take digital X-rays, photographs, and molds of your teeth to allow our knowledgeable orthodontist to conduct a thorough analysis. Next, you will meet with our orthodontist to discuss the images we took of your teeth. The orthodontist will want to know about your reasons for wanting to straighten your teeth, details about your day-to-day lifestyle that may impact your treatment options, and your desired end result. After a thorough discussion about your personal preferences and the state of your teeth, the orthodontist will make recommendations and work with you to come up with a treatment plan.

Patient comfort and satisfaction are among our top concerns. Therefore, our team will go the extra mile to make your visit with us interactive and empowering. Our end goal is to keep you healthy and to help you feel great about your smile.

In addition to caring for your orthodontic needs, we also provide dental services to meet your entire family’s needs. Our services include:

  • General dentistry for preventative dental care
  • Endodontics to restore dental health
  • Implants and dentures to restore teeth
  • Cosmetic dentistry to makeover your smile
  • Sedation dentistry for your comfort

Whether you have a troubling bite issue or if you are simply looking for a new home dentist, Lovett Dental is the right place. Our warm, friendly staff and top-notch dentists will work hard to take the stress out of visiting the dentist. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, attractive smile of your dreams. To visit our orthodontist in Houston, TX, contact Lovett Dental at 832.990.8754.