Smile Place Dental offers an orthodontic option called Fastbraces. Dr Chitra Rao (Senior Master Affiliate) is certified to perform this treatment. Smile Place Dental is one of Fastbraces premier services in Melbourne.

Smile Place Dental offers an orthodontic option called Fastbraces. Dr Chitra Rao is a certified Senior Master Affiliate with over 70 successful cases in Melbourne.

With safety in mind, Fastbraces Technology was developed to straighten teeth differently allowing for a fast, safe and affordable solution. The Fastbraces Technology patented bracket design uses unique, triangular shaped braces that allow for the use of just one super-elastic nickel-titanium wire during the treatment process. This brace technology works on an entirely different mechanical principle altogether. Historically, old braces would move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth in the second year. The Fastbraces Technology helps move the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, from the beginning of the treatment. Patients can now get results often with less sensitivity, in about a year, and in some instances, just 3 months.

Fastbraces Technology allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final positions from the beginning of treatment by torquing them from the very first appointment. Patients can now get results often with less sensitivity, in about a year, and in some cases, just a few months. It has been developed and tested over the past 20 years and is now becoming available in countries around the world. Fastbraces Technology is fast, safe, easy and affordable treatment. With the patented triangular design of the braces, cutting edge techniques and a special heat-activated wire, this new technology is revolutionising the field of orthodontics.

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 bracket and a specially- shaped 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.

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 conventional brackets defines the distance between the brackets and that distance determines the flexibility of the wire. However, the triangular shape of the Fastbraces patented bracket, with its elevated slot, typically increases the distance between the individual brackets, which increases the flexibility of the wire. Additionally, the elbows of the bracket help deliver torquing and tipping forces to the root from the beginning of treatment. These fundamental differences allow treatment to be completed in about a year, or as little as 3 months in select cases. For the consumer looking for an aesthetic cosmetic solution, Fastbraces Clear ceramic brackets are also available and offer the same technology advantages of moving teeth as the Fastbraces metal brackets.

Twenty (20) years of history, thousands of consecutively treated patients and university research have shown that Fastbraces are not only safe but offer many additional benefits. Patients oftentimes 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. Treatment with Fastbraces Technology improves the patients lifestyle because treatment typically takes just a few visits at the doctors office. Less doctor visits mean less money spent, less gas used getting to and from the doctors office and less time off school or work. Another remarkable benefit is the reduction of retainer usage. When the braces come off one needs to wear the retainers only 15 minutes a day in the shower, cleverly described as Fastbraces Tooth Shampoo.

Fantastic Results

The biggest question for a child who may need braces would probably be how quickly can I get them off While there are no miracle shortcuts in orthodontics, Fastbraces Technology is different by design which allows for typically treatment time of one year instead of two. Some patients even see results in as little as 3 months! The old braces are usually square in shape and typically move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth in the second year, thus requiring two years of treatment time. The patented triangular bracket in the Fastbraces Technology gently allows for movement of the crown and the root of the teeth at the same time with no extra risk for the patient.

University Research has shown that Fastbraces Technology had lower sensitivity, a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction and the lowest mean frictional forces compared to the old braces systems. through university research. 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 heat of the mouth. This dynamic wire helps upright the whole tooth using the natural temperature of the mouth in just one stage, safely and comfortably.

Fastbraces for Kids

Misaligned teeth or a dysfunctional bite can be a problem for some children. While this can complicate their oral hygiene, the additional pressures of being a kid can affect their day to day mood, attitude and self-confidence. Fortunately, with the Fastbraces Technology, children can receive quick orthodontic treatment with minimum discomfort.

Fastbraces for Adults

Hearing the words you need braces can send some people into a battle of insecurity. You’re trying to be a grown-up, but you feel like a teenager again. When they are wearing adult braces, some people are afraid to speak up during a business meeting or enjoy the adventure of a first date. As frightening as it may be, Fastbraces Technology could be the fastest, most affordable and best alternative for you and can give you the advantage of a quick, permanent solution.

Fastbraces Results, Clear Options

The new and amazing Fastbraces ClearTM ceramic bracket offers the same advantages of moving teeth as the Fastbraces metal brackets with the added benefit of an aesthetic and totally cosmetic solution. Available in early 2013, Fastbraces ClearTM will dazzle you with its performance.

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Before/After Images

Overbite and crowding correction with Fastbraces and Cosmetic bonding

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Dental treatment may provide patients with improved:

Oral health and general well-being
Confidence and self-esteem
Facial appearance
Dietary habits

We recommend visiting a dentist at least twice yearly or as you require attention. If you have any concerns in between appointments we advise visiting us as soon as possible. A small concern could become much larger if untreated, which is why we encourage our patients to let us know if they are worried about their teeth, mouth, gums or jaw.

At Smile Place?Dental we offer smile makeovers which are treatments that combine cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to completely transform the aesthetics of your face and smile. Whether you suffer from missing, chipped, cracked, broken or discoloured teeth, our elite dental professionals are able to tailor a treatment plan specifically to your needs and wants.