March 8, 2018

Having straight teeth is about more than just feeling confident enough to smile. Crooked or misaligned teeth can make speaking and eating difficult, can lead to jaw pain and even tooth loss. Orthodontics is an entire branch of dentistry devoted to straightening teeth to reduce these risks and help patients feel comfortable smiling. Dr. Carolina Giraldo specializes in orthodontic treatments, including the unique Fastbraces option. Here is an overview of this alternative to traditional braces.

How Do Orthodontic Treatments Work?

Traditional braces change the alignment and position of a patient’s teeth over time using metal brackets and adjustable wires. Orthodontic treatment with these braces can take several months or even years to complete. Fastbraces offer a slightly different alternative that can move the teeth into the proper position over a shorter time-frame than traditional braces. Both orthodontic treatments can correct a variety of issues, including:

  • Overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite

The triangular shape of the Fastbraces brackets is designed to move both the roots and the crowns of the teeth at the same time, reducing treatment time drastically. Some patients can complete this treatment is as few as six months.

What Makes a Good Fastbraces Candidate?

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Fastbraces is to allow Dr. Giraldo to assess your orthodontic situation and design a customized treatment plan. Depending on the state of your oral health, she may recommend Fastbraces or traditional braces to correct and straighten your teeth. Both teenagers and adults can correct their smile through orthodontic treatment.

Take the First Step Toward a Beautiful Smile

If you feel embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth or concerned about jaw pain due to a misaligned bite, we can help. Dr. Giraldo can assess your teeth and recommend the right orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. If you want to learn more about Fastbraces and see if you are a good candidate for this option, contact our office in Norwalk, CT today to schedule a consultation!



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