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All About Cfast Brace – The Only Guide You Will Need

December 29, 2021

If your teeth or smile is the favourite part of your face, you probably won’t need this article. But if you can’t relate to the previous statement, you may want to know about Cfast Braces. Here’s everything you need to know about Cfast.

What are Cfast Brace?

What are Cfast braces

Cfast stands for Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth. This is a cosmetic dentist orthodontic procedure that is used to fix the alignment of the front 6 teeth on your upper and lower jaw. Dr Bijju Krishnan, an expert orthodontist, is the founder of this cosmetic procedure which was founded in 2009.

The best part of Cfast braces is that it is discreet in your mouth. It uses clear orthodontic brackets and nickel-titanium wires that are tooth coloured. So unless a person breaks your personal boundary bubble, they won’t be able to notice your Cfast braces. There is another version of the Cfast where the wire is placed on the inner side of the teeth. This makes the brace fully invisible.

One important point to note is that Cfast is purely cosmetic. It does not address functional issues like misaligned jaws or overbite/underbite. It simply realigns your teeth to make your visible teeth look better. It also isn’t typically recommended for children. The Cfast brace fitting is a minimally invasive method that does not cause damage. The dentist does not have to prep your teeth.

The Cfast working mechanism

One of the biggest woes of traditional types of braces is that it can take years to get the result you want. But one of the USPs of Cfast braces is that it does its job in 4-6 months. And the discomfort you face will be much lower than in a metal brace. The wires put gentle pressure on the brackets. This levels and aligns the teeth. The same pressure is put on the gums as well, which also aligns itself to the new positioning.

How does it work so quickly?

The biggest reason it works so quickly is that it works on only the front 6 teeth. These teeth, called the ‘social six’, have only one root. These bones are also less dense. This is why the treatment time is drastically reduced. Because the treatment time is less, the cost is also significantly lower.

FAQS

What are the differences between Cfast and Invisalign?

Difference Between Cfast and Invisalign

Invisalign treatment relies on removable and invisible aligners that look like Invisalign retainers. You need to wear the aligner for at least 22 hours every day for it to function properly. You will change your aligner every two weeks, with each progression getting straighter.

The Invisalign treatment can take anywhere between 3-15 months to get the results you want. Since it is a longer treatment and because you need to keep changing your aligners, the Invisalign treatment can be more expensive. Invisalign is also a bit more transparent and harder to detect than Cfast.

Cfast is more similar to traditional braces in how it looks. But the purpose it’s used for is different. Since Cfast only focuses on the ‘social six’ teeth, it is a faster and cheaper treatment option.

Are there any eating restrictions?

Like with traditional braces, you need to avoid hard food like nuts and popcorn. This is advised because the food may dislodge the brackets. Chewy foods like toffee are also advised against. This is because they may get stuck between the wires and cause a buildup of plaque and tartar. Besides this, you may want to avoid food with food colouring as it may discolour your braces. But if that does happen, don’t panic, your dentist will be able to replace the stained portion.

What is the price for Cfast at Natural Smiles?

What is the Price for Cfast at Natural Smiles

The price for Cfast braces ranges from £2800 – £4000 at Natural Smiles.

Is it painful?

You will only face minimal levels of discomfort with the Cfast brace. This is because only gentle pressure is exerted on the brackets. You may face a certain amount of pain in the first couple of days. But as you get adjusted to the braces, the discomfort is very negligible.

Am I a candidate?

Cfast is only recommended in adults. So if you are over 18, you may be a candidate. Since Cfast is only a cosmetic procedure, it will not work if you have bigger dental issues. The only way to verify if you’re a candidate is by visiting a Cfast certified dentist like those at Natural Smiles.

Will I have to wear retainers?

Your teeth typically like to move back to the position they were first in. This is true regardless of the dental treatment you take. So yes, you will have to wear retainers after your Cfast treatment. You have the option to choose between permanent retainers, which are fixed on your teeth, or removable ones, which you need to wear at night. Permanent retainers are very comfortable and do not need to be adjusted for at least 2 years.

Care tips after your fitting

  • Keep your braces clean: Braces with food stuck in them are the heights of uncleanliness. It does not look good and your breath will start stinking after a while as well. So use floss to remove the food stuck between your teeth. You can also use an interdental brush, water or air floss for this. It is also recommended to always brush your teeth after eating
  • Use mouthwash: Fluoride mouthwash is recommended to keep the bacteria and bad breath away.
  • Don’t eat food that will stain your teeth: Since the Cfast brace is tooth-coloured, it can easily stain. Yes, your dentist can replace the brace, but that will increase the cost as well.
  • Periodically check for damage: Run your tongue along your braces to ensure all the parts are in place. You can also check in the mirror to see if anything is loose.
  • If there is any sudden spike in pain, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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