CFast is an orthodontic treatment to adjust over crowded, crooked or gaped teeth. Compares to the traditional metal braces, CFast is almost invisible as it uses tooth-colored brackets and wires or transparent aligners, to smoothly straighten your teeth usually in 4-6 months, some cases can take up to 9 months.
Depends on patient’s need, CFast treatment can be carried out in 3 ways.
Labial Braces: tooth colored brackets and wires are placed in front of your teeth, gently shift teeth back into alignment.
Lingual Braces: lingual brackets and wires are placed in back of your teeth, gently shift teeth back into alignment.
ART- Anterior Realignment Trays: using CAD-CAM technology and state of art materials to provide a series of removable clear aligner trays gently shift teeth into alignment.
Before we issue braces or aligners, Dr Kanowitz will take X-rays of your teeth, (use 3D model to?) discuss the possible outcome when the treatment is completed, and have your teeth fully clean in preparation of the orthodontic treatment. Dr Kanowitz will need to slight 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 difficult. Patients need to have regulated dental check-up and clean appointments every 6 months, to maintain a good level of dental hygiene, and avoid any possible teeth decay or periodontal disease.
Patients with periodontal disease are encourage treating their gum infection before starting any orthodontic treatment, in order to avoid further infection, pocketing in gum or even drop of bone lever, due to the difficulties of brushing when braces are placed.
"Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner."