We offer CFast cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Cfast is a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth, and can level and round out the arches, thus satisfying the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment.
Cfast uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires. The treatment works much like that using clear aligners, but tooth movement is much more predictable and usually more than twice as quick.
What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth.
Why should I have orthodontic treatment?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This not only improves their appearance, but also the way they bite together, whilst also making them easier to clean.
In some patients the upper front teeth can stick out and look unsightly. These ‘prominent’ teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line. In others, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct both.
When the teeth don’t meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and in some cases headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.
At what age should I have orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is generally best carried out in children, but adults can have orthodontic treatment. The benefits gained from having orthodontic treatment are great and we provide clear braces which blend in with a smile, so no matter what age you are you can get that even smile you’ve always wanted.
What does it involve?
The most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth, taking-rays and pictures of your teeth.
Your dentist will then discuss with you which treatments are possible. Once you are sure you want to go ahead, the treatment can begin.
How many visits will it take?
Orthodontic appliances usually need adjusting every 4 to 6 weeks. The dentist will tell you how often your appliance will need to be adjusted and the amount of time you will have the brace on for.
Will it hurt?
All appliances may feel strange to begin with and can cause discomfort. If the problem doesn’t go away your dentist may be able to make adjustments to help. Teeth are usually uncomfortable immediately after adjustment but this will settle.
How successful will it be?
Success depends on a partnership between the skills of your dentist and the enthusiasm and help of the patient.
It is important to attend regularly and carry out any instructions you are given by your dentist.
Is orthodontic work permanent?
Even after retention, it is normal for minor tooth movements to happen throughout your life, so no permanent guarantee can be given. However it is unusual for teeth to alter enough to require further treatment.
You will be provided with a retainer which will help keep your teeth in place, however wearing the retainer as recommended will determine in which the position of your teeth will stay.