It’s important to get an early start on dental care, so that your child will learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. It’s important to make the first visit a positive experience for your child – one reason why it’s best to visit before a problem develops. If you think there is a problem, however, take your child to the dentist right away, no matter what age.
With safety in mind, Fastbraces® Technology was developed to straighten teeth differently – allowing for a fast, safe and affordable solution.
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 revolutionizing 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 patient’s lifestyle because treatment typically takes just a few visits at the doctor’s office. Less doctor visits mean less money spent, less gas used getting to and from the doctor’s office and less time off school or work.
FAST, SAFE, AFFORDABLE
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BOTOX Cosmetic is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced doctor, you can still smile, frown and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of you facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
Absolutely! BOTOX has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, Health Canada approved BOTOX Cosmetic for wrinkle therapy, and it has been proven to be very safe through extensive research and testing.
A tiny amount of BOTOX Cosmetic is injected very precisely into the muscle being treated. A very fine needle and a small amount of liquid is used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. The sensation has been compared to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.
A BOTOX Cosmetic procedure is quick, simple and there’s no downtime. Following a facial analysis by your doctor and a discussion on your desired outcome, the procedure itself only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to perform.
The costs associated with a treatment are dependent on the amount of product needed and the areas of the face being treated. As an example, treating frown lines between the eyes typically costs $300-$600 depending on the size of the area and the depth of the lines. Since the treatment results generally last up to four months, it works out to less than $5 per day.
There are few restrictions regarding use of BOTOX Cosmetic. Those who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological issues/disease should not be treated.
You can expect to see the results within 7-10 days of treatment. The appearance of wrinkles and lines may continue to diminish for up to two weeks.
A possible side effect is bruising, which is temporary, localized to the area of injection and can be easily covered with make-up.
There is no specific evidence that creams work better than BOTOX Cosmetic. Creams work well on the surface of the skin. BOTOX Cosmetic works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles to form.
The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic usually last three to four months; after repeat treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.