CFast is an orthodontic treatment to adjust overcrowded, crooked or gapped teeth. Compared to the traditional metal braces, CFast is discreet as it uses tooth-coloured brackets and wires. They are comfortable to wear and usually straighten teeth within 4-6 months. Some cases can take up to 9 months.
Types of CFast Braces
CFast treatment can be carried out in 3 ways, depending on your individual needs and lifestyles.
- Labial Braces: tooth coloured brackets and wires are positioned in front of your teeth to gently shift teeth back into alignment.
- Lingual Braces: You don’t have to worry about your appearance , as brackets and wires are hidden on the back of your teeth .
- ART- Anterior Realignment Trays : These are ideal if you are unable to wear a fixed appliance. Uses CAD-CAM technology and state of the art materials to provide a series of removable clear aligner trays that gently shift teeth into position.
Benefits of CFast Braces
There are several benefits of CFast braces:
- Speed: Compared to traditional braces, CFast is a quicker alternative in aligning your teeth.
- Aesthetics: Appearance is not affected, as the braces are virtually invisible as the features used are tooth-coloured and transparent.
- Cost-effective: Compared to other invisible braces, Cfast is cheaper and requires fewer appointments.
- Simplicity: The procedure is straightforward. Once the brace is fitted, maintain them by cleaning them regularly and review your appointments with the orthodontist.
- Before we issue braces or aligners, Dr Kanowitz will take X-rays of your teeth. Next, discuss the possible outcome after the treatment is complete. In the same session, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned in preparation for the orthodontic treatment. Dr Kanowitz will need to slightly adjust your braces or issue you a new aligner every month. Patients need to brush, floss and raise carefully during the treatment since braces attached to teeth will make your hygiene routine slightly tricky. Patients need to have regulated dental check-up and clean appointments every 6 months, to maintain the right level of dental hygiene, and avoid any possible teeth decay or periodontal disease.
- Patients with periodontal disease are encouraged to treat their gum infection before starting any orthodontic treatment. To prevent further infection, pocketing in the gum or even dropping off the bone lever, due to the difficulties of brushing when braces are placed.
“There is always a risk for any surgical or invasive procedure. Hence, before proceeding, we recommend you to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”