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Fastbraces®: questions, answers and prices

 

What are Fastbraces®?

Fastbraces® is a faster, more affordable way to straighten teeth.  Using technological features, the system is able to correct a variety of orthodontic problems in less time than conventional braces.  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.

 

Fastbraces is a type of system called Short Term Orthodontics (STO) and is designed to be used by general dentists and not specialist orthodontists.  If your case requires complex teeth straightening or an adjustment of the way your teeth meet (your bite) then you will need to see an orthodontist.  Here at Smileworks our specialist orthodontist is Dr Laurence Masters.  He treats complex cases and his tools and techniques are more wide ranging and comprehensive than the technology of Fastbraces.  In fact Orthodontists have used square wires and triangle brackets for years.  But you must remember that for general dentists this is high tech.  For orthodontist’s it’s run of the mill stuff.

 

 

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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?

 

 

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 faster and more effective than traditional braces and the results speak for themselves.

 

 

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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!

“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 in a more relaxed manner, with faster, better 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

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.

Alternatively, use the form below to make a booking or come and visit us in Liverpool ONE:

Do you want to know what it’s like at Smileworks?  Take a look at our Video and 360° tour below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easily the best dentist appointment I've had. I was recommended to go by a friend who couldn't have spoken more highly of them. The facilities are top notch, service friendly and comforting. The staff were great. The treatment was thorough, honest and well explained. First class (excuse the airline pun...you'll see why!)
Adam Samy
Adam Samy
19:10 01 Jun 17
I found Smileworks after looking online for the best specialist orthodontist, and after several visits now, I do believe that they live up to the hype! Every visit has been a pleasure, with the excellent reception always offering a warm and hearty welcome. Due to the severity of problems with my teeth, my treatment plan is extensive and means that despite being early days, I have met with and been treated by a range of the staff here; I can confirm that they're all fantastic and incredibly thorough - everything is explained in detail and nothing is ever rushed. I should also thank Paula (and her assistant whose name I've forgotten - sorry!) yesterday for cleaning the insides of my teeth so thoroughly when I don't even think it was necessarily part of the appointment (the appointment was for a filling). I look forward to continued excellent care from Smileworks and can't wait to get my braces on! Cheers guys!
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
08:04 14 Apr 17
Absolutely great find. Friendly staff and MJ who treated me was professional, reassuring and positively fantastic about what my needs were and what I was looking for. There was no pressure on anything and she spoke in depth about full details on every procedure without any rush in me in making an option. I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you once again!
Samina Mubarak
Samina Mubarak
20:02 06 May 17
Absolutely excellent service. All the staff are friendly and make sure all your treatment options are fully explained. Don't do anything unless your 100% sure of all that's available. Shiron made sure my treatment was the absolute best it could be.
Keith Chellew
Keith Chellew
18:41 24 May 17
I had dental work and a procedure on my top lip. I was really nervous on my first visit but the staff are truly lovely and put me at ease straight away. I loved the quirkiness of the waiting room- very different from any dentist/doctors waiting room I've been in. The treatment rooms are very clean, love the design and layout. I also loved the patients photo smiles on the wall!! straight away I relaxed and I could feel the friendliness of the staff. MJ really listened to my fears and listened to what I required, she understood completely my views and the treatment I received was given exactly as I requested!! They really want to help you and they're interested in what you have to say - they love their job!!! I've made a follow up visit and will continue to use them. I've also recommended Smileworks to my friends and will continue to do so.
Nicci Richards
Nicci Richards
20:11 26 Feb 17
Despite that they're very nice people and have a sense of humour, I took an appointment for check up because I had gum infection between two lower back teeth. They made me pay 40 pounds just for checkup between two teeth. As I am student, this is more than a lot to me and I didn't know where to go except them. Anyway, there was no solution 🙂 They took an x-ray and started noting down my teeth details 'where fillings are' and nothing else happened.
Rami Jarjour
Rami Jarjour
19:06 13 Apr 17
I went to Smileworks to have the composite reconstructions on my two front teeth replaced as well as my teeth whitened. On my first appointment with M.J I was given detailed explanations of what these processes involved, which not only eased my apprehensions but stood out from all the previous dentists I had visited. The teeth whitening took approximately two weeks, after which I had the most amazing reconstruction done on my front teeth by Dr Billal Arshad, including a flawless colour match to my newly whitened teeth. The treatment I received was incredible and the end results speak for themselves, I have had numerous people within the fist week comment on how incredible my teeth look. To all the staff at Smileworks I say thank you so much, you have made me a very happy customer.
David Birtles
David Birtles
11:55 26 Jul 17
The staff at Smileworks are fantastic, very welcoming and accommodating. They are always happy to go the extra mile to help you. I had fast braces and 1ml lip filler, i absolutely love the result. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to get braces or facial aesthetics, they really listen to what you want and combined with their professional knowledge you achieve the perfect result.
Kerry Browne
Kerry Browne
10:46 27 Jul 17
I received my Spmu eyeliner treatment today at Smileworks. I am completely over the moon with the results and would highly recommend the treatment. The clinic itself it just wonderful really clean, fresh and highly professional. My therapist was Hannah Taffe who was extremely knowledgeable, but also so warm and welcoming and put me completely at ease. The treatment was really relaxing and didn't hurt one bit. So very impressed and will certainly be back. Next time I will be booking in to see an orthodontist. Huge thanks to Hannah you really are just fabulous. Sarah Bell xx
SARAH BELL
SARAH BELL
18:10 05 Aug 17
Visited smileworks Saturday, place is amazing everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I was given all the answers to any questions i had before I even asked them!. Hannah was fantastic she gave me a full consultation. I am really happy with the outcome. I will be visiting smileworks in the future.
Laura Harte
Laura Harte
18:39 07 Aug 17
The most welcoming and friendly staff I have ever experienced anywhere, let alone a dentist. I felt in safe hands from the get-go and was so happy with the staff arranging appointments for me even outside of the practice. The creative and clever practice design (airplane) topped the fun experience off! Thanks MJ, Georgiana and Heloise.
Sean Donohue
Sean Donohue
22:03 03 Sep 17
Had my fast braces fitted at Smileworks at the beginning of the year and recently had my lips done, MJ and the team are Lovely! Always a Friendly and professional service! Perfect opening hours which work around my job. Highly recommend! 😀
Elle Benson
Elle Benson
13:25 05 Sep 17
I did went Saturday morning as an emergency customer. No previous contact with them in the past. I was extremely happy of what I found. The place itself & location is great. But even better the staff; They were very understanding and helpful. MJ who finally attend my case did work the extra mile (and extra time too :)) so later than 17:30 Sat. Quick/Nice/Effective & Reliable. So far the best dental clinic I have been. Definitively I will recommend & use them again.
FERNANDO
FERNANDO
13:30 03 Oct 17
After breaking a tooth whilst away in Liverpool, I googled local dentist and called the first number in the list. Smileworks offered me an A1 service and managed to temporary fix my tooth until I returned home allowing me to continue my few days away. Not only was the cost very reasonable for an emergency appointment their practice is the funkiest I’ve ever seen. The dental staff were all fantastic too, I couldn’t have asked for more. Just gutted that there isn’t a smileworks in Cambridgeshire!
Lee Clayton-Harvey
Lee Clayton-Harvey
16:21 24 Oct 17
If you're looking for the best place for your treatment, you've got to choose and visit smile works. They make you feel beautiful, their all friendly and talented personnel. Their welcoming smile alone will make you feel at ease that you're in the right place for your treatment. Their smile really works.
Tiana Bukolami
Tiana Bukolami
22:52 11 Nov 17
teamI'd like to provide you with some feedback on my treatment to date:After 1:1 advice and guidance with the smile-works team, I recently attended for my first treatment (root canal). I was greated and treated professionally throughout, experienced no pain, and was informed and entertained by MJ, whom I found to be extremely reassuring, competent and also hilariously funny. Withought hesitation I can fully recommend this practice, and I am so excited about completing my planned course of treatment, which is bespoke and excellent value for money, just in time for Christmas !Kindest regards DaveSent from my i
nicola jonnes
nicola jonnes
15:31 22 Nov 17
5 Star service and quality! Had my lips done for the first time and couldn't be more happy with them! MJ works wonders, would recommend 100% !!
davina Johnston
davina Johnston
14:10 25 Nov 17
Wow what an absolute amazing experience said no person ever going to the dentist. Well until now...Had severe pain due to a Wisdom tooth and couldn't sleep the night before and knew I had to finally face my fear and go to the dentist and get this sorted. Sat up all night due to lack of sleep watching and reading horror stories on having a Wisdom tooth removed and was dreading it more and more as time went on.Called Smileworks at 9am Saturday morning to get an emergency appointment and was given one within 3 hours. When i arrived I was greeted with cheer into what could only be described as the coolest dental reception area of all time. The receptionist (forget her name) automatically put my mind at ease.Normally my experience at dentists was sit and wait for an absolute age to be called. Not at Smileworks. MJ came into the reception area so cheery and got me and brought me to the room which was something out of a futuristic movie it was absolutely amazing.From start to finish MJ kept my mind at ease telling me every step of the way on what was happening and what the plan of action was. We even meditated over the removal of my wisdom tooth which really calmed me down. MJ was absolutely amazing in the removal and I had built up such a hype and horror pictures of what was going to happen. The exact opposite happened.This had made me build up my confidence in a dentist again and I would highly highly highly recommend Smileworks to anyone.
Kyle Boyd
Kyle Boyd
14:03 27 Nov 17
Me and my mum came here for the first time last year,and I can’t praise Mj and the staff anymore we felt so welcome and at ease straight away. My lips where and still are amazing and i get so many compliments! They literally do go “above and beyond” and totally make you feel “first class” x
Vicky Diamond
Vicky Diamond
20:49 28 Nov 17
I arrived at Smileworks just as they were closing early for the Christmas break. When I explained my situation (needed emergency treatment) & was going on holiday on Boxing Day MJ agreed to sort out my tooth. She was so friendly & I didn't feel like I was putting her out at all. One of the girls who had her coat on to go home even offered to stay to help. Within 20 minutes I was sorted out & could get on with my Christmas shopping!!! Thank you MJ & the nice dental nurse I now know I go away without having to worry about my tooth. 👍
Pauline McLoughlin
Pauline McLoughlin
02:06 24 Dec 17
Had my lip filler done here as well as a non-surgical nose job and couldn't be happier with the results. Such friendly staff who are all amazing at what they do and give me all the information I needed prior to my treatments. I wont be going anywhere else in Liverpool other than Smileworks!
Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson
13:05 26 Dec 17
I felt so welcome and comfortable here! I admire Dr MJ very much, because I did root treatment, which I thought was painful and complex. But it only took 1 hour and I did not feel a little pain. I trust them so much that I feel sleepy! And the reception girls are energetic and full of smiles. This is a wonderful place to make your smile beautiful and confident!
jiadi he
jiadi he
16:57 02 Jan 18
Smileworks are by far the best dentist I’ve been too!! So friendly and welcoming, the waiting area is fun, the receptionist are very helpful and informative, the dentists are highly skilled and make you feel comfortable and are very reassuring. I have had metal braces before when I was younger and feared getting them again but I am happy I went with Smileworks MJ and Bambi who have both been my dentist are fab as well as each assistant that supports them. I actually enjoy going each month and finding out what stage I am at and what’s to come next I never feel anxious. I’ve actually referred two people here, worth every penny 🙂
Emma Gillespie
Emma Gillespie
16:53 04 Jan 18
Reception staff welcoming and friendly. Decor is cool. Bambi and Eva so friendly patient and welcoming. Bambi explains the treatment plan and is patient. Got other few appointments to go. Would recommend. Thanks
Da Mc
Da Mc
19:03 10 Jan 18
I’ve been going to Smileworks for all my treatments since it first opened and I have not and will not go anywhere else. Everyone is always commenting on how good my lips look, my skin. My teeth are straight after only 3 months of a brace. Everyone there is so friendly and everything is explained throughly. The surgery is so clean and modern and MJ is the most qualified person out there for anything you need. I shall be continuing to go there for the rest of my time. Amazing. Love all the team at Smileworks 💕
Keeley Cawley
Keeley Cawley
00:32 17 Jan 18
I have visited MJ at Smileworks many times and I can not recommend the company any more ! All of the staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. I always look forward to visiting Smileworks because the experience is always positive, the treatments provided are fantastic and I always leave feeling a million dollars.
Rebecca Zaidi
Rebecca Zaidi
20:11 16 Jan 18