My 15 year old daughter needs braces but there is no way she is going to go for the old fashion wires and brackets. What is fast braces and does that consist of wires/brackets? Also, is there a difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen? I'm worried she won't have the self-discipline to wear the Invisalign properly. What do you recommend as the fastest/easiest but also most effective option?

AlyssaB October 14, 2019

Questions Answered by Leading Local Doctors

Mary Afzali, DDS
949.877.3579, Lake Forest, Dentistry
Hi Alyssa,
Fastbraces is a simple process. Uses a different technology than regular braces which cuts the treatment time substantially. It usually takes three months to a year. It does use wires and brackets however they are different technology than regular wires and brackets. Also because the treatment time is short most patients who don't consider conventional braces are open to Fastbraces. Invisalign Teen is a clear removable aligned like invisalign. It is a great option for patients who don't like wires and brackets. However the compliance is a key factor and without it would not be a good choice. Also the treatment time is longer than Fastbraces. It is similar to conventional braces in that regard. The fastest and most effective option would be Fastbraces.
Robert McHarris, DDS
949.640.9010, Newport Beach, Dentistry
Dear Alyssa,

Great questions! Your daughter is not uncommon. In fact, most teens are opting for the more modern alternative to straightening teeth with great results. We have found that our patients who choose the "invisible braces" method are fully committed to wearing the aligners as recommended because the benefits far outweigh any temporary inconvenience. However, every patient and their needs are different. Truly the best way to determine your daughters most effective option for achieving her smile goals is to assess her needs, have all your options presented and questions answered so you can make a decision in which you and she will feel most confident.

I invite you to call our team and schedule a complimentary consultation today. Take advantage of our NEW YEAR NEW SMILE promotion for $500 OFF Invisible Braces. This is for a limited time only.

Thank you for reaching out and we look forward to serving you and your family with your total health and wellness in mind.

Dr. McHarris and the Newport Center Dental Team