Fastbraces®: questions, answers and prices

 

What are Fastbraces®?

Fastbraces® is a fast, more affordable way to straighten teeth.  Using technological features, the system is able to correct a variety of orthodontic problems in just a few months.  The system is simple, elegant and able to handle more complex cases than many of the short term orthodontic systems available today.  At Smileworks, we love educating our patients. Here are a few FAQs to bring you up to speed on the system that’s in our opinion the best for most patients.

 

Can Fastbraces® fix your smile faster than traditional braces?

The name ‘Fastbraces®’ is misleading because teeth do not move any faster no matter what wire, brackets or types of force you apply to them.  Tooth movement is a biological process and there is a great deal of literature that maintains there is a maximum biologically determined speed at which teeth can move.  The reason Fastrbraces® claim to move teeth faster is because the cases that general dentists and orthodontists choose for the treatment can be completed in less time.

 

There is a type of braces called Short Term Orthodontics (STO) that is designed to be used by general dentists and is also endorsed by specialist orthodontists.  If your case requires complex teeth straightening or an adjustment of the way your teeth meet (your bite) then it’s advisable that you see an orthodontist for your treatment.  Here at Smileworks our specialist orthodontist is Dr Laurence Masters.  He treats complex cases and his tools and techniques are extremely wide ranging.

 

 

dr mj rowland-warmann

 

 

 

Is Fastbraces® right for me?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you want a straighter, whiter, more beautiful smile?
  • More importantly, do you want this in months, rather than years?
  • Do you want great results without the hassle of many appointments?

 

 

Five Star Google Rating

“I received Fastbraces from Smileworks which were complete in just over 6 months. I then had whitening (included in cost) and fillings and filing to complete my new smile. I am over the moon with the work undertaken and so glad I had the work done there. Everything from the consultation to the finishing touches was done brilliantly and I’m made up with the end result. The team are very friendly and approachable and have and will continue to recommended Smileworks to anyone who asks about my teeth.”
Paula Carruther – 12 March 2017 
★ 5/5 Stars

 

If an affordable, comfortable, fast and effective orthodontic treatment is what you’re looking for, most would agree Fastbraces® is a great option.  This is an article about Fastbraces®, one of our many different types of braces.  If you’re looking for more general advice on Braces take a look at our main page here: Braces Liverpool.  And if speed is not your concern but you’re looking for invisible or removable braces then check out our main article on Invisalign®.  For an in depth assessment of the cost invisible braces vs fixed, take a look here: Invisalign cost.

 

What do Fastbraces® look like?

Fastbraces® pictures show how this minimally invasive procedure sits in the mouth. The unique system is a fast and effective way of straightening teeth.

 

 

Fastbraces Smileworks min

 

 

 

How much does Fastbraces® cost?

Fastbraces® is one of the most cost-effective orthodontic systems in the world. Because you spend less time with the braces on this means less time with the dentist and more time to enjoy doing the things you love. At Smileworks, we can offer:

 

  • Fastbraces® – From £2,500 (including retainers and whitening)
  • Fastbraces® upper – from £2,000 (top teeth straightening only)
  • Clear Brackets +£500
  • We have all our braces systems in stock and can start work immediately.

 

We offer 0% finance and immediate brace fitting after your initial consultation so you can start straightening immediately and be out of treatment in as little as 120 days!

 

Smileworks Liverpool
4.9
Based on 1405 reviews
Had braces fitted with Eduardo and Faye. They're very friendly, explained me everything thorougly. I'm really happy with their service, I suggest everyone to visit Smileworks, they're the best! 😉
mikloska8
mikloska8
13:32 26 May 24
I completely recommend Eduardo for braces, totally satisfied!! Thank you for helping me having a great smile!
maite guaillas
maite guaillas
17:41 22 May 24
Thank you Eduardo!... I had been wanting orthodontic treatment for some time and in April 2022 I decided to go ahead with Smileworks after a consultation with Eduardo.Before starting the Invisalign in August 2022 I had tooth extractions and a... filling replaced by Eduardo. The treatment and aftercare were brilliant and I felt reassured to be continuing with the Invisalign.The comprehensive Invisalign package is so so SO worth it for the refinements. I have had a number of refinements to perfect everything and I'm due to complete in October 2024. I have had traditional train track braces when I was a teenager and the Invisalign is so much better; it's comfortable to wear and good to see progress as you change trays each week... In the time I've had Invisalign, Eduardo and the Smileworks team (Kayleigh and Rebecca - thank you for amazing cleaning!), were really accommodating for me to have a short break from further Invisalign treatment whilst I had teeth whitening for my wedding! Treatment resumed swiftly after and I really appreciate that the team coordinated things for this to happen.Eduardo has always been professional, knowledgeable and always explains what the plans are. Very grateful for his expertise... If you're hesitating - don't! It will be the best investment in yourself ever! 🙂read more
Lucy H (Lucy)
Lucy H (Lucy)
10:51 18 May 24
Thanks to Dr. Eduardo my braces journey has been amazing. His exceptional care and expertise guided me to achieve not just straight teeth, but a perfect smile that I'm proud of. I am incredibly grateful for his dedication and would highly recommend... him to anyone.read more
Nikesh Gauchan
Nikesh Gauchan
09:29 14 May 24
I saw Delia for a hygienist appointment. I received an exceptional treatment, she thoroughly explained what she was going to do and was gentle, but thorough all the way through. At the end of the session she explained how to use the interdental... brushes properly and gave me advice on how to maintain a good oral hygiene. I had had gum bleeds before the treatment and after they stopped straight away. I recommend her services wholeheartedly.I've just had an appointment with Eduardo and Martyn and I couldn't be happier. They fitted my braces with care and expertise while ensuring that I feel comfortable. While in the chair I was being informed about all the steps they are doing. I am looking forward to my orthodentic journey. Thank you, guys!read more
Réka Tolnai
Réka Tolnai
12:48 10 May 24
eduardo and faye are really friendly and helpful 😁😁
toni mcnabb
toni mcnabb
14:18 01 May 24
I had my braces fitted today by Eduardo and Shay, and I couldn’t be happier, they both made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.I can not wait to see the end result.
Sharni Deakin
Sharni Deakin
18:37 30 Apr 24
Today I got my braces fitted by Dr Eduardo and Steph. It was a very pleasant experience and professional. He takes his time to explain everything in details and answered all my questions about braces. Highly recommended!
Eissa Hussain
Eissa Hussain
13:23 17 Apr 24
Brilliant experience getting my braces on today, felt so comfortable and the putting on process was great along with all the after brace care instructions! can’t thank Eduardo and Koren enough! 🙂
Kayde Burke
Kayde Burke
15:25 11 Apr 24
I just had my braces fitted by Eduardo and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Both Eduardo and Faye were incredibly thorough in explaining every step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed throughout. I highly recommend... their services to anyone considering orthodontic treatment. Thank you!read more
Nagy Henrietta
Nagy Henrietta
21:54 27 Mar 24
Eduardo did a great job, very thorough and a much better experience than a previous time I had braces, thanks!
Carrie Ryan
Carrie Ryan
11:24 21 Mar 24
Communication, patience and friendliness are the top 3 qualities I can think of for Eduardo who has been very helpful from the beginning with the braces treatment (ongoing).Highly recommend.
Mihai Nicolae Serbanica
Mihai Nicolae Serbanica
21:11 11 Feb 24
Had my braces off with Kayleigh and Shay, and my clean with Rebecca and Faye, and I would like to say they were all amazing and caring throughout my time at Smileworks. They made me feel at ease and I couldn't recommend the team more. 6/5 stars!... 100% recommend this dental practice and I'll be going to them from now on.read more
Martyn Jones
Martyn Jones
16:15 02 Feb 24
I went to another dentist in the city centre (probably considered a big competitor to Smileworks) at first because I was sick of NHS dentists so thought I'd rather pay more for service and convenience, but the experience was awful. I then came... across Smileworks and was helped by Marnie at first who was amazing. Marnie walked me through all of my options and explained everything really well. She convinced me that Smileworks was definitely worth a go. I had my first appointment with Eduardo who was very thorough and professional, but also really friendly. Him and Marnie helped me get set up with a plan based on what they had found, but also making sure it worked for what I wanted to get out of it and in line with my wedding plans. This was followed up with Emma for a hygiene appointment which made me feel like I had a new set of teeth alone! She also gave great advice on how to change my habits and best look after my teeth moving forward. I then had a few appointments with Brian for some composite fillings. I hate fillings but Brian made it really easy to get through and did a great job. Everyone I've dealt with so far at Smileworks has clearly taken huge pride in their work. Service is really personal and clearly a massive focus here, and all of my appointments have started bang on time. The other dentist made me feel like another potential sale and had me moving from waiting room to waiting room for hours. I'm back at Smileworks soon for some more work and then braces with Eduardo, can't wait to see the end result and I've got no doubts that this team will continue to deliver!read more
theo lewis
theo lewis
13:36 15 Dec 23
The care smileworks have given me over the last 12 months has been incredible, all the staff are really friendly and helpful, especially working around my shifts to give me appointments. Eduardo is very professional and caring, making me feel at... ease. Over the last 12 months he has treated my TMJ pain and been very thorough on assessing and adjusting my braces. It feels great to have them off and have such lovely teeth with no jaw pain! Karen was also really friendly and helpful throughout my final appointment. I will never go elsewhere for dental care now, I am signing up to a membership because I fully trust the staff, for their professionalism and outstanding care.read more
Clare Murray
Clare Murray
07:50 11 Dec 23
Very good service from faye and eduardo and very kind
ethan brabin
ethan brabin
19:25 22 Nov 23
Incredible service! I've just started my braces treatment with Eduardo and Faye as my dentists team. They have always been so nice to me and very professional! Eduardo also speaks my first language and explained everything to me in my first... language. Great costumer service. I would completely reccommend!read more
Ane df
Ane df
15:49 19 Nov 23
Highly recommend going to Smileworks for dental treatment. All the staff are so lovely and helpful. Had braces fitted by Dr Eduardo and Martin and both were amazing and made me feel safe and comfortable throughout. Dr Eduardo is great and so... knowledgable. He takes time to explain everything and is non judgemental and genuinely cares. Big thanks for making going to the dentist not scary anymore ☺️read more
Maddie Barton
Maddie Barton
21:17 10 Nov 23

“Here at Smileworks, we are pretty realistic about most people not having £2,500 sitting around in their bank accounts. Many of our Fastbraces® customers are students in Liverpool or young professionals working up in the Liverpool Commercial District. We get the odd person who has saved up but most want to pay on finance.  The application is super-quick and you can even complete it at home in your own time.  You’ll get an instant result and most people get approved.” Ed Challinor (First Officer)

 

How does Fastbraces® work?

Traditional orthodontic systems work by moving the teeth in two stages:  Firstly, the crown of the tooth is moved into the correct position.  Then, the roots are moved to align with them.  Although this works, it can take many years to complete.  Watch this video for more great information on the benefits of Fastbraces®.  It’s American and a bit cheesy but the dentists and orthodontists here at Smileworks Liverpool absolutely love it and we show it to all our Fastbraces® patients.  An Orthodontist would say that these results can be achieved with any braces system  This may be true but this system is not for orthodontists, it’s for general dentists.  And as a short term orthodontic treatment we feel it lives up to the claims made on the website and by the fastbraces team.

 

 

 

 

Fastbraces® uses triangular brackets and square wire to move the crown and root simultaneously.  Because the whole tooth moves through the jaw, patients can get marvellous results within 3 months to one year. Some even see results faster!

Is Fastbraces® safe? Does it hurt?

Fastbraces® cases require less force to move the teeth than some other systems. This limits the impact on gums while protecting soft tissues.  For this reason, Fastbraces is safe and comfortable.  It certainly doesn’t hurt although some patients feel some discomfort when their fastbraces have been on for a short amount of time.  They’ll typically prefer to eat soft foods for a few weeks until they get used to the braces.  So no, it definitely isn’t painful!

 

What is a retainer? Do I have to wear one?

By moving crowns and roots at the same time, we’re able to quickly straighten your smile. Because teeth love moving around naturally, retainers are needed to keep teeth in their new position.  These clear plastic gum-shields only need to be worn 15-20 minutes a day. Unlike most retainers that need to be worn 24/7.  If you get Fastbraces® at Smileworks, we’ll give you Enlighten whitening gel. Put it in your retainer and you can look forward to teeth that are not only straight but beautifully white too.

 

What’s good about Fastbraces®?

  • Unlike some traditional braces, Fastbraces® helps preserve our natural bite, creating a more aesthetically pleasing look.
  • The technology works with our teeth and gums, rather than against them.
  • By using one wire and triangular brackets, teeth are allowed to move into position giving supreme results.
  • Some traditional procedures need you to keep retainers in 24/7, but Fastbraces® only needs 15-20 minutes daily.
    • Tooth extraction is rarely needed. Traditional braces often need tooth extraction to make space for movement, but Fastbraces ® is able to move crown and root simultaneously to realign effectively without.

 

What results can I expect?

Fastbraces® before and after pictures tell the story best. Here we have a video outlining our case studies:  You can also find countless examples of positive results on the official Fastbraces® website.

 

 

teeth overbite crowding before and afterteeth severe spacing before and after teeth severe overbite before and after

 

What happens once I get to Smileworks?

With your initial consultation with Dr Rowland-Warmann, you’ll be on your way to beautiful, straight teeth. An experienced dentist, she was one of the first to offer Fastbraces® treatment in the UK.  After consultation, we’ll take x-rays and put together a comprehensive treatment plan, giving you all the information you need – personalised for your smile!  Following this, the brackets are put on and you’ll occasionally come back to Smileworks to make sure everything is going to plan. After teeth are realigned (normally 3 months to one year later), we’ll make you a retainer and start whitening your teeth with Enlighten gel.

 

“Orthodontics is about diagnosis. It is about carefully assessing exactly what a patient wants and working within the limits of the technology to give them a great result.” – Dr Rowland-Warmann

 

What do patients think of their Fastbraces treatment?

Why not take a look at our Facebook or Trustpilot to see some of our marvellous patient reviews? Some of our beautiful patients have let us know what they think of us and we are really proud of what you had to say!

Here’s an 8-month case study from one of our fabulous patients:

 

 

Fastbraces Reviews

 

Fastbraces treatments at Smileworks have an average customer rating of 4.9 out of 5.0 stars based on 34 reviews from GoogleTrustpilot and Facebook.  Here are some of our favourites.

Smileworks Liverpool
4.9
Based on 1405 reviews
Had braces fitted with Eduardo and Faye. They're very friendly, explained me everything thorougly. I'm really happy with their service, I suggest everyone to visit Smileworks, they're the best! 😉
mikloska8
mikloska8
13:32 26 May 24
I completely recommend Eduardo for braces, totally satisfied!! Thank you for helping me having a great smile!
maite guaillas
maite guaillas
17:41 22 May 24
Thank you Eduardo!... I had been wanting orthodontic treatment for some time and in April 2022 I decided to go ahead with Smileworks after a consultation with Eduardo.Before starting the Invisalign in August 2022 I had tooth extractions and a... filling replaced by Eduardo. The treatment and aftercare were brilliant and I felt reassured to be continuing with the Invisalign.The comprehensive Invisalign package is so so SO worth it for the refinements. I have had a number of refinements to perfect everything and I'm due to complete in October 2024. I have had traditional train track braces when I was a teenager and the Invisalign is so much better; it's comfortable to wear and good to see progress as you change trays each week... In the time I've had Invisalign, Eduardo and the Smileworks team (Kayleigh and Rebecca - thank you for amazing cleaning!), were really accommodating for me to have a short break from further Invisalign treatment whilst I had teeth whitening for my wedding! Treatment resumed swiftly after and I really appreciate that the team coordinated things for this to happen.Eduardo has always been professional, knowledgeable and always explains what the plans are. Very grateful for his expertise... If you're hesitating - don't! It will be the best investment in yourself ever! 🙂read more
Lucy H (Lucy)
Lucy H (Lucy)
10:51 18 May 24
Thanks to Dr. Eduardo my braces journey has been amazing. His exceptional care and expertise guided me to achieve not just straight teeth, but a perfect smile that I'm proud of. I am incredibly grateful for his dedication and would highly recommend... him to anyone.read more
Nikesh Gauchan
Nikesh Gauchan
09:29 14 May 24
I saw Delia for a hygienist appointment. I received an exceptional treatment, she thoroughly explained what she was going to do and was gentle, but thorough all the way through. At the end of the session she explained how to use the interdental... brushes properly and gave me advice on how to maintain a good oral hygiene. I had had gum bleeds before the treatment and after they stopped straight away. I recommend her services wholeheartedly.I've just had an appointment with Eduardo and Martyn and I couldn't be happier. They fitted my braces with care and expertise while ensuring that I feel comfortable. While in the chair I was being informed about all the steps they are doing. I am looking forward to my orthodentic journey. Thank you, guys!read more
Réka Tolnai
Réka Tolnai
12:48 10 May 24
eduardo and faye are really friendly and helpful 😁😁
toni mcnabb
toni mcnabb
14:18 01 May 24
I had my braces fitted today by Eduardo and Shay, and I couldn’t be happier, they both made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.I can not wait to see the end result.
Sharni Deakin
Sharni Deakin
18:37 30 Apr 24
Today I got my braces fitted by Dr Eduardo and Steph. It was a very pleasant experience and professional. He takes his time to explain everything in details and answered all my questions about braces. Highly recommended!
Eissa Hussain
Eissa Hussain
13:23 17 Apr 24
Brilliant experience getting my braces on today, felt so comfortable and the putting on process was great along with all the after brace care instructions! can’t thank Eduardo and Koren enough! 🙂
Kayde Burke
Kayde Burke
15:25 11 Apr 24
I just had my braces fitted by Eduardo and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Both Eduardo and Faye were incredibly thorough in explaining every step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed throughout. I highly recommend... their services to anyone considering orthodontic treatment. Thank you!read more
Nagy Henrietta
Nagy Henrietta
21:54 27 Mar 24
Eduardo did a great job, very thorough and a much better experience than a previous time I had braces, thanks!
Carrie Ryan
Carrie Ryan
11:24 21 Mar 24
Communication, patience and friendliness are the top 3 qualities I can think of for Eduardo who has been very helpful from the beginning with the braces treatment (ongoing).Highly recommend.
Mihai Nicolae Serbanica
Mihai Nicolae Serbanica
21:11 11 Feb 24
Had my braces off with Kayleigh and Shay, and my clean with Rebecca and Faye, and I would like to say they were all amazing and caring throughout my time at Smileworks. They made me feel at ease and I couldn't recommend the team more. 6/5 stars!... 100% recommend this dental practice and I'll be going to them from now on.read more
Martyn Jones
Martyn Jones
16:15 02 Feb 24
I went to another dentist in the city centre (probably considered a big competitor to Smileworks) at first because I was sick of NHS dentists so thought I'd rather pay more for service and convenience, but the experience was awful. I then came... across Smileworks and was helped by Marnie at first who was amazing. Marnie walked me through all of my options and explained everything really well. She convinced me that Smileworks was definitely worth a go. I had my first appointment with Eduardo who was very thorough and professional, but also really friendly. Him and Marnie helped me get set up with a plan based on what they had found, but also making sure it worked for what I wanted to get out of it and in line with my wedding plans. This was followed up with Emma for a hygiene appointment which made me feel like I had a new set of teeth alone! She also gave great advice on how to change my habits and best look after my teeth moving forward. I then had a few appointments with Brian for some composite fillings. I hate fillings but Brian made it really easy to get through and did a great job. Everyone I've dealt with so far at Smileworks has clearly taken huge pride in their work. Service is really personal and clearly a massive focus here, and all of my appointments have started bang on time. The other dentist made me feel like another potential sale and had me moving from waiting room to waiting room for hours. I'm back at Smileworks soon for some more work and then braces with Eduardo, can't wait to see the end result and I've got no doubts that this team will continue to deliver!read more
theo lewis
theo lewis
13:36 15 Dec 23
The care smileworks have given me over the last 12 months has been incredible, all the staff are really friendly and helpful, especially working around my shifts to give me appointments. Eduardo is very professional and caring, making me feel at... ease. Over the last 12 months he has treated my TMJ pain and been very thorough on assessing and adjusting my braces. It feels great to have them off and have such lovely teeth with no jaw pain! Karen was also really friendly and helpful throughout my final appointment. I will never go elsewhere for dental care now, I am signing up to a membership because I fully trust the staff, for their professionalism and outstanding care.read more
Clare Murray
Clare Murray
07:50 11 Dec 23
Very good service from faye and eduardo and very kind
ethan brabin
ethan brabin
19:25 22 Nov 23
Incredible service! I've just started my braces treatment with Eduardo and Faye as my dentists team. They have always been so nice to me and very professional! Eduardo also speaks my first language and explained everything to me in my first... language. Great costumer service. I would completely reccommend!read more
Ane df
Ane df
15:49 19 Nov 23
Highly recommend going to Smileworks for dental treatment. All the staff are so lovely and helpful. Had braces fitted by Dr Eduardo and Martin and both were amazing and made me feel safe and comfortable throughout. Dr Eduardo is great and so... knowledgable. He takes time to explain everything and is non judgemental and genuinely cares. Big thanks for making going to the dentist not scary anymore ☺️read more
Maddie Barton
Maddie Barton
21:17 10 Nov 23

 

 

jasmine v

June 2016

“After going to a number of dentists for consultations for fast braces I found smile works. Cannot fault the treatment I have received so far and cannot recommend them enough to anyone thinking of having dental work done. Everybody makes you feel completely at ease. I am three months into my treatment of fast braces and love how much my teeth have changed already!”

Paula C – June 2016

“I received Fastbraces from Smileworks which were complete in just over 6 months. I then had whitening (included in cost) and fillings and filing to complete my new smile. I am over the moon with the work undertaken and so glad I had the work done there. Everything from the consultation to the finishing touches was done brilliantly and I’m made up with the end result. The team are very friendly and approachable and have and will continue to recommended Smileworks to anyone who asks about my teeth.”

Daniel F – July 2016

“Had fastbraces fitted here by Shirin 6 weeks ago. Consultation was great very open and honest, gave me a clear idea of what could be achieved and gave a very good price for service. Visited several other big name dentists in the city before coming here but none could compete for price. Brilliant dentists would highly recommend”

 

antonia j – July 2016

“I have been going to Smileworks for almost 2 years now. I initially went for a consultation on Fastbraces (on the recommendation of a friend). I was seen by MJ and she was so friendly, made me feel comfortable instantly and explained everything to me in ways I could understand (as I am not the whitest tooth in the mouth… haha…!).

I had the brace for around 7 months and I absolutely loved it (I actually miss it now). I thought I would hate wearing it, but MJ and Charlene made it so fun picking different coloured bands, like red & green at Christmas (we even tried to get glitter and glow in the dark ones), that it didn’t make me feel self conscious or hide, in fact it became a great talking point, everyone was always asking about my brace! I also thought it would be really painful as I was only wearing it for a short amount of time and my teeth moved a lot but it really didn’t!

I love everyone at Smileworks so much, they have become my friends and I look forward to every visit! I even made my sister go there (she had a small gap in between teeth and dentists she had been to were quoting loads of money for a tooth implant) and MJ fixed it with composite and it looks perfect!

I couldn’t thank everyone at Smileworks enough, MJ, Kerry, Charlene, Ed and all the reception girls! You have changed my life and you are never getting rid of me hahahaha!

Love Antonia x”

 

 

How do I make an appointment?

Smileworks are open until 9.00pm on weeknights and 5:30pm on Saturday:

Call our office on 0151 236 5166

Email reception@sexydentistry.com to make an appointment.

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