Glendowie Dental Centre

Fastbraces

We are the first Fastbraces Senior Master Provider In Auckland, New Zealand.

What is Fastbraces?

Fastbraces® is 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.

How does it work?

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® works on a different mechanical principle altogether.  The patented system uses an innovative triangular bracket and a specifically shaped square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth right from the beginning of treatment.  This combination is key in realigning the root and crown simultaneously. 

We are the first Fastbraces® Senior Master Provider in Auckland.

Dr Gin Wong is the first Fastbraces Senior Master Provider in Auckland, New Zealand.  Fastbraces is safe, easy, non-extraction and fast orthodontic treatment.  The Treatment can be complete as little as 20 weeks period.  Fastbraces is using the latest technology and very gentle on the teeth.

What are the Advantages of Fastbraces?

Safe

Twenty years of history, thousands of consecutively treated patients and university research have shown that Fastbraces® is not only safe but offer many additional benefits.  Patients often experience less discomfort and there are no more risks with Fastbraces® than those associated with traditional braces.  Additionally, the fact that the braces are on for less time means that there is possibly less chance of tooth decay due to improper oral hygiene.

Fast

Fast!  Treatment times range from three months to about a year. Fastbraces® Technology typically works with just one orthodontic wire from start to finish, whereas old braces usually require a series of wires and tightening procedures.  Fastbraces® Technology uses a special square super elastic nickel-titanium wire which is activated by the special design of the braces.  This dynamic wire helps upright the whole tooth using the natural temperature of the mouth in just one stage. Now treatment time can be measured in months instead of years! 

Affordable

Fastbraces® technology is very affordable in most cases because treatment typically takes just a few visits at the dentist’s office. Less dentist visits mean less money spent, less petrol used to get to and from the dentist’s office and less time off school or work.   

Pain Reduction

Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way braces straighten teeth, the length of time it takes, the cost, and the comfort level.  Research has shown lower sensitivity from greater pain reduction with the bracket system of Fastbraces® technology.

Different by Design

The Fastbraces® technology brackets have an elevated slot and a unique elbow design. The shape of the bracket is critical because it literally changes the force-flexibility equation.  The square shape of the conventional brackets defines the distance between the brackets and that distance determines the flexibility of the wire.  The triangular shape of Fastbraces® patented bracket increases the distance between individual brackets, which increase the flexibility of the wire.  Additionally, the brackets help deliver torqueing and tipping forces to the root of the tooth from the beginning of treatment.  These fundamental differences allow treatment to be completed from three months to about a year.

Treatment Overview

The first step to a great smile is to meet one-on-one with Dr. Gin Wong to determine if you are a candidate for the Fastbraces® system. Dr. Gin Wong will provide a comprehensive exam of your mouth and smile. Next impressions and x-rays are taken to help Dr. Gin Wong create a customised treatment plan designed specifically for your smile.

Fastbraces® Highlights

Fast

Treatment time that is measured in months instead of years!

Safe

Tested by leading Universities in the U.S., Europe, and South America

Quality

The original, certified by the inventor and made in the U.S.

Simple

Almost always non-extraction treatment

Clean

Can mean less decay around brackets due to short treatment duration

Clear

Aesthetic ceramic brackets available with tooth coloured wire

Our Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is treatment time?  

Fastbraces® technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment. This achieves root parallelism from the beginning stages and therefore treatment can be completed from three months to about a year.  Some patients can see results in just weeks.

Are Fastbraces® less painful?

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.

Do I have to wear a Retainer?

With the complete alignment of the roots of the teeth, retention is needed every day.  The initial period of full-time wear for four months then it drops to wearing at night only for another twenty months.  It is encouraged to continue wearing the retainers three times a week for life. The current research has suggested retention for life. 

Glendowie Dental Centre is proud to be your premiere dental office to offer the amazing Fastbraces® technology.  Discover how Dr Gin Wong of Glendowie Dental Centre and Fastbraces® can team up to help you truly LOVE your smile, maybe for the first time ever!

Successful Smiles:  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.