Fastbraces® in Annapolis & Calvert
Straighten Your Teeth in Half the Time!
Dr. Schultheis is proud to offer Fastbraces, a revolutionary teeth straightening method that straightens teeth in half the time of traditional orthodontic braces.
Fastbraces can be used by both teens and adults, and is an excellent solution for patients who need more tooth movement than can be accomplished with Invisalign® clear aligners. Fastbraces also has the option of Ceramic Clear™ tooth-colored ceramic brackets. The length of treatment generally varies between 3 and 12 months.
The Advantages of Fastbraces
The Fastbraces system has many advantages compared to traditional braces.
Faster treatment—less time wearing braces!
With Fastbraces, you will get excellent results in less time than with traditional braces. While treatment with traditional braces can take two years or more to complete, treatment with Fastbraces usually only takes 3 to 12 months. Unlike traditional braces, Fastbraces will move the crowns and roots of your teeth simultaneously, resulting in much faster treatment.
Clinically proven to be safe and effective
The Fastbraces system has been used for over 20 years to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. It is backed by university research as completely safe and effective.
Shorter treatment time also means less visits to the dentist. Because of this, Fastbraces is more affordable than traditional braces.
The triangular design of Fastbraces brackets enables the teeth to be moved more efficiently, using less force from the wires to achieve the same results. This means greater comfort for patients, compared to traditional braces.
Additionally, patients can opt for “Turbo” brackets—ultra-smooth brackets which are specially designed for maximum comfort, with minimum irritation to the inside of the lips and cheeks.
How Fastbraces Works
When a crooked tooth sits in the mouth, it is not just the visible part of the tooth (the crown) that needs correction; the root of the tooth also needs to be moved into its proper position. Traditional orthodontic treatment aligns teeth in two phases—one phase moves the crowns into their desired positions and the other phase moves the roots.
The triangular bracket design of the Fastbraces system enables the crowns and roots to be moved at the same time, reducing treatment time in half.
The special design of the brackets also makes the straightening process more efficient; Fastbraces accomplishes the same amount of movement with less force on the teeth. This results in more comfortable treatment.
Fastbraces Ceramic Clear™
For reduced visibility, you can choose Fastbraces Ceramic Clear brackets instead of metal brackets. The Clear brackets are made from a much less noticeable, tooth-colored ceramic material. This creates a more aesthetic look, and makes it less obvious that you are wearing braces.
For maximum comfort, Fastbraces also offers “Turbo” brackets. These brackets have ultra-smooth surfaces that are designed to cause the least possible irritation to your lips and cheeks. Turbo brackets come in both Clear and regular varieties.
Complimentary Orthodontics Consultation
If you would like a straighter smile, come in for a complimentary consultation. You will receive:
- Full evaluation of your bite
- Consultation with the doctor
- Discuss treatment options
- All questions answered
To make an appointment, call 410‑257‑7200 (Calvert), 410‑257‑7200 (Annapolis) or click here to request an appointment online.