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.

 

 

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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!

Take a look at the price and finance calculator here and work out your monthly repayments:

 

I was so nervous going in to get my braces fitted. As soon as I went in I felt reassured by Edwardo and Ashliegh. Could not recommend them enough. They kept asking if I was ok and the lovely music on in the background was relaxing. It was all done... before I knew it.Thank you to all the lovely staff who work at smilework!read more
Hodon Noor
Hodon Noor
07:22 10 Jun 21
I had a great experience with smile works, everyone is so nice and friendly and everything inside is so bright and clean. I started my braces journey with Dr. Eduardo and Abi, they are both really nice and really caring about me being comfortable.... Dr. Eduardo has advised me a lot as I had several issues that would prevent me to have braces yet, but he really helped me and made sure I got what I wanted for my braces. I definitely recommend smile works for anyone, it’s a really great practice with expert dentists 🙂read more
Nada Mosllam
Nada Mosllam
14:34 04 Jun 21
I had my braces fitted and some teeth removed by Dr Eduardo this week and I was incredibly well looked after. Eduardo, Nikola and Abi did a great job of making me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole thing. Would highly recommend!
Joshua Wilbourn
Joshua Wilbourn
19:54 27 May 21
I was recommended to go to Smileworks by a uni friend after expressing my desire to undergo orthodontic treatment, and I am so glad I took her advice! I just had my braces fitted with Eduardo and Nikola who are extremely attentive and made me feel... completely at ease throughout. The consultation process also went seamlessly and I felt that my personal and financial needs were fully understood to ensure the right course of action. I have also had some treatment with Zoe who is fabulous and has passed on some incredible dental hygiene tips that I had been completely oblivious to before treatment. Finally, all the receptionists and staff members I have come into contact with in the practice have been incredibly helpful and all radiate warm and friendly energy which is super reassuring. I would recommend Smileworks all day long! 🙂read more
James Greaves
James Greaves
00:07 27 May 21
I had the best experience with my appointment of fitting braces with Eduardo and Ashleigh. 5 stars are not enough. Thank you so much!
dagmara smacka
dagmara smacka
19:56 24 May 21
So happy after my brace fitting today with Eduardo! He kept me informed the whole way through and checked throughout that I was comfortable with everything. He was very considerate of my reluctance to have my wisdom teeth out and didn't pressure me... at all.Also, thank you to Joanna and another young assistant (I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name!) who helped to make everything relaxing, letting me choose the music and giving advice for looking after my braces!read more
Sarah
Sarah
13:51 21 May 21
Would just like to thank Edwardo and Nikola during my braces journey ! From my first appointment I felt so relaxed and was told about every step which just reassured me that I was in good hands! I am so happy with my final result and would highly... recommend to everyone! Thank you soo much!read more
Hannah Jump
Hannah Jump
18:34 17 May 21
I had my braces fitted by Eduardo and Ashleigh today and I couldn’t recommend them enough! I had 2 teeth extracted which I was nervous for but Eduardo put me at ease and I didn’t feel a thing! They even let me choose the music for the appointment!... Reception team are also absolutely lovely, I would highly recommend!read more
Charlie Evans
Charlie Evans
13:39 14 May 21
I had my first consultation at Smileworks with Dr MJ who was lovely and comforting, I’d previously had a negative experience when it came to medical treatment so I was feeling quite anxious but She put me at ease straightaway and was very... informative. On her advise I decided to have fixed metal braces that I had tightened once a month for 7 months by Rebecca. Rebecca was brilliant start to finish! She answered all of my questions, made sure my check-ins were done to fit in around my tight work schedule and always made me feel comfortable. Rebecca done an absolutely fabulous job, my teeth not only look far better but my gums are also far healthier and my teeth look spotless. Receptionist staff are also really lovely! Thank you Smileworks team for allowing me to actually smile without feeling self conscious for the first time in forever! Would highly recommend and will be returning in the future!read more
Lauren Roberts
Lauren Roberts
11:29 12 May 21
Absolutely amazing service at Smileworks! I had braces fitted by Eduardo and could not be happier with the results. I am extremely impressed with the professional service and great customer care. Eduardo really listened to my concerns and was... patient throughout the whole process. Thank you Eduardo and Ashleigh for giving me my dream smile!read more
Zubeeda95
Zubeeda95
19:38 11 May 21

“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. 

I was so nervous going in to get my braces fitted. As soon as I went in I felt reassured by Edwardo and Ashliegh. Could not recommend them enough. They kept asking if I was ok and the lovely music on in the background was relaxing. It was all done... before I knew it.Thank you to all the lovely staff who work at smilework!read more
Hodon Noor
Hodon Noor
07:22 10 Jun 21
I had a great experience with smile works, everyone is so nice and friendly and everything inside is so bright and clean. I started my braces journey with Dr. Eduardo and Abi, they are both really nice and really caring about me being comfortable.... Dr. Eduardo has advised me a lot as I had several issues that would prevent me to have braces yet, but he really helped me and made sure I got what I wanted for my braces. I definitely recommend smile works for anyone, it’s a really great practice with expert dentists 🙂read more
Nada Mosllam
Nada Mosllam
14:34 04 Jun 21
I had my braces fitted and some teeth removed by Dr Eduardo this week and I was incredibly well looked after. Eduardo, Nikola and Abi did a great job of making me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole thing. Would highly recommend!
Joshua Wilbourn
Joshua Wilbourn
19:54 27 May 21
I was recommended to go to Smileworks by a uni friend after expressing my desire to undergo orthodontic treatment, and I am so glad I took her advice! I just had my braces fitted with Eduardo and Nikola who are extremely attentive and made me feel... completely at ease throughout. The consultation process also went seamlessly and I felt that my personal and financial needs were fully understood to ensure the right course of action. I have also had some treatment with Zoe who is fabulous and has passed on some incredible dental hygiene tips that I had been completely oblivious to before treatment. Finally, all the receptionists and staff members I have come into contact with in the practice have been incredibly helpful and all radiate warm and friendly energy which is super reassuring. I would recommend Smileworks all day long! 🙂read more
James Greaves
James Greaves
00:07 27 May 21
I had the best experience with my appointment of fitting braces with Eduardo and Ashleigh. 5 stars are not enough. Thank you so much!
dagmara smacka
dagmara smacka
19:56 24 May 21
So happy after my brace fitting today with Eduardo! He kept me informed the whole way through and checked throughout that I was comfortable with everything. He was very considerate of my reluctance to have my wisdom teeth out and didn't pressure me... at all.Also, thank you to Joanna and another young assistant (I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name!) who helped to make everything relaxing, letting me choose the music and giving advice for looking after my braces!read more
Sarah
Sarah
13:51 21 May 21
Would just like to thank Edwardo and Nikola during my braces journey ! From my first appointment I felt so relaxed and was told about every step which just reassured me that I was in good hands! I am so happy with my final result and would highly... recommend to everyone! Thank you soo much!read more
Hannah Jump
Hannah Jump
18:34 17 May 21
I had my braces fitted by Eduardo and Ashleigh today and I couldn’t recommend them enough! I had 2 teeth extracted which I was nervous for but Eduardo put me at ease and I didn’t feel a thing! They even let me choose the music for the appointment!... Reception team are also absolutely lovely, I would highly recommend!read more
Charlie Evans
Charlie Evans
13:39 14 May 21
I had my first consultation at Smileworks with Dr MJ who was lovely and comforting, I’d previously had a negative experience when it came to medical treatment so I was feeling quite anxious but She put me at ease straightaway and was very... informative. On her advise I decided to have fixed metal braces that I had tightened once a month for 7 months by Rebecca. Rebecca was brilliant start to finish! She answered all of my questions, made sure my check-ins were done to fit in around my tight work schedule and always made me feel comfortable. Rebecca done an absolutely fabulous job, my teeth not only look far better but my gums are also far healthier and my teeth look spotless. Receptionist staff are also really lovely! Thank you Smileworks team for allowing me to actually smile without feeling self conscious for the first time in forever! Would highly recommend and will be returning in the future!read more
Lauren Roberts
Lauren Roberts
11:29 12 May 21
Absolutely amazing service at Smileworks! I had braces fitted by Eduardo and could not be happier with the results. I am extremely impressed with the professional service and great customer care. Eduardo really listened to my concerns and was... patient throughout the whole process. Thank you Eduardo and Ashleigh for giving me my dream smile!read more
Zubeeda95
Zubeeda95
19:38 11 May 21

 

 

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?

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