What is Cfast Braces?
Cfast (Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth) braces is a fixed cosmetic orthodontic treatment which is fast,minimally invasive, gentle and simple procedure that corrects alignment issues with the upper and lower front six teeth, and can level and round out the arches, thus satisfying the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek correction of misaligned teeth.
Cfast uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. The treatment works much like that using clear aligners, but tooth movement is much more predictable and usually two times faster. This allows teeth movement within months and not years.
The nickel-titanium wires put gentle pressure on the brackets to level and align the teeth with minimal discomfort to the patient. The gums follow this movement to achieve a fully aesthetic outcome.
Pictures courtesy of cfast.co.uk
Why is it quicker?
Traditional orthodontics focuses on the position of the bite, so can take years, Cfast focuses on the front teeth only, so the changes required to correct the smile are not as great and consequently treatment is faster.
Once treatment is finished you will need retainers to prevent any unwanted movement in future and as far as retainers have been used correctly teeth will stay in its new position.
Benefits to the patients:
Fast – The shorter treatment time.
Affordable – No need for multiple veneers!! A beautiful smile which is affordable.
Discreet – The clear brackets and tooth-coloured wire which helps with appearance during treatment.
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. If your case is considered suitable for Cfast, the treatment is safe and clinically appropriate, and because it does not claim to address major orthodontic issues and can be done very quickly, it is much cheaper than other options.
From £1650 for 1 arch and £3000 for both arches
Any braces, aligners and other oral devices takes time to get used to. Initially, it feels uncomfortable, with hyper- or hypo- salivation common, and a small lisp can be present, this usually disappears after a few days.
The biggest risks with any orthodontic treatment are decay and gum disease developing. As when wearing any oral device, dentures, braces, aligners, retainers, it is more difficult to clean the teeth and gums. This can cause decay, gum disease, so it is imperative to maintain excellent oral hygiene. It is often recommended to attend more regularly for hygiene appointments, use a fluoride mouthwash and spend extra time cleaning the teeth during orthodontic treatment. Please see here for further information on maintaining good oral hygiene. Small interdental brushes are particularly good for cleaning between the braces and teeth.
Retention: After treatment is completed we normally place removable (similar to a clear aligners, but non pressurised) or fixed retainers (thin wire bonded to back of teeth) to hold them in their new position. Over time these can wear down or de-bond and they may need replacing, extra fees will be due when and if they need replacing.
Testimonials (from cfastsmiles.com)
“On a routine visit to my dental practice I happened to pick up a Cfast brochure. Four months later the braces were taken off and I have been walking around with a grin on my face since. ”
Gavin A Neate
“I wore the Cfast brace for just five months and I now have almost perfectly straight teeth. It honestly has put a big smile on my face. The braces are not painful and they’re not at all obvious. The result is amazing. I would whole-heartedly recommend Cfast to anyone.”
“Just finished treatment of Cfast and am absolutely delighted with the results. I would recommend to everyone. Thanks again, I can’t stop smiling.”
“I was able to get perfect results within 4 months and I now have the Hollywood smile I always wanted.”
“My front upper teeth crossed over quite a bit and this made me very self conscious when smiling. I now can’t believe that it is my teeth that I am looking at, they are completely different and love and straight.”