What are Cfast braces?
Cfast braces are cosmetic braces used to correct minor misalignment issues to help achieve the smile you want. They are used to correct problems with the upper or lower six front teeth.
Cfast provides a discreet and quick solution for teeth alignment. The treatment uses clear or tooth coloured custom made brackets which are fixed to the front surface of your teeth. These braces use low forces to gently move the teeth, enabling the cosmetic transformation to your teeth to be an easy and comfortable one, leaving you with a confident smile.
When would I need Cfast braces?
Cfast braces are used to treat imperfections with the upper and lower front teeth, such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
What is the procedure?
At your first appointment, once we have confirmed that you are suitable for Cfast, we will take digital x-rays, photographs of your smile and dental impressions of your teeth. These records will be used to create your "3d digital set up", where you can see a video simulation of the end results of your Cfast treatment before commencing treatment.
At your next appointment, your custom made Cfast, with tooth coloured brackets and wires will be fitted to the upper and/or lower 6 front teeth.
We will see you every 3-4 weeks for approximately 20 minutes to adjust the forces needed to align your teeth and to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
The treatment takes as little as 4 months, which is less time than the more traditional orthodontic treatments such as metal braces.
Once your treatment is complete we will provide you with fixed and removeable retainers to help keep your teeth in place.
What are the benefits of treatment?
Cfast braces can transform your smile in a matter of months and give you that smile you've always wanted.
- Aesthetics: Braces are almost invisible as they use clear brackets and tooth coloured wire.
- Age: Suitable for adults
- Comfort: Most patients experience minimal discomfort and speech interference
- Economical: More economical than other orthodontic braces
- Reliable: Correct all types of minor dental irregularities
- Safe: Use of low forces increase comfort and safety
- Time: Visible results in only a short time. Most treatments are completed within six months.
How will I feel after treatment?
Just like any other orthodontic procedure, you may feel some discomfort or soreness for few days when you first have your Cfast braces fitted and also at your follow up adjustment appointments as your teeth start to move into their new position. This is perfectly normal and temporary.
Your speech may initially be affected. However, your speech will improve as you become accustomed to your braces.
Cfast braces are fitted on the front surface of your teeth so, it is not removable and and you may find cleaning your teeth a little more challenging. Good oral hygiene is crucial during the treatment so you must make sure to look after your teeth by brushing and flossing well.
We provide you with a complimentary orthodontic care kit with special interdental brushes to keep your teeth and brace clean.
In order to look after your teeth and braces, it is best to avoid:
- Eating toffees, boiled sweets, chewing gum, chocolates
- Fizzy drinks and fruit juices
- Eating hard foods, which may damage the braces such as crunchy apple, nuts, popcorns and crusty bread.
How long will my treatment take?
Cfast braces are as individual as you are. That’s why the duration of treatment will differ from one person to the next. Compared to traditional metal braces, Cfast braces are significantly quicker and can take anywhere from 4-9 months to complete. Most patients will complete treatment in 6 months but this will vary according to your individual treatment needs and how complex your case is.
We will see you every 4 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Wearing a retainer after your orthodontic treatment is an important step, because it keeps your teeth stable in their new position. To help you maintain your new smile, we provide a free retainer for you at the end of your Cfast braces treatment.
In addition, after completing your treatment, we will also see you for a further two complimentary appointments at six monthly intervals, to ensure all is well.
How much will my Cfast braces cost?
We understand that price is an important consideration. Like any orthodontic treatment, the cost of Cfast is dependent on your suitability for treatment, the complexity of your treatment and how long your treatment will take.
When you come to see us for your first consultation, we will determine the most appropriate braces treatment for you and provide you with a treatment plan and cost.
- Any breakages of the brace, bracket and wires are included.
- All scheduled appointments and aftercare are included in our fees.
- There are no hidden extras.
All of our brace treatments come with a flexible payment plan to suit your needs.
To obtain an estimate for the total cost for your treatment, please call 020 8567 4344 for your consultation or email us.
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Cfast braces are not the only option for straightening your teeth. There are other alternative treatments available to you if you have more complex bite or jaw problems.
If you are looking to close a gap in your teeth in just one hour Cosmetic Bonding or other cosmetic dental options could be the best solution for you.
Alternative treatments: Inman Aligner, Incognito Lite and SBt Braces, Invisalign