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What is CFAST Orthodontic Treatment for Adults?

Can you straighten my teeth?

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01 June 2018

CFAST (cosmetically focussed adult straight teeth)

What is CFAST?

Cfast is a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth. CFAST aligns and levels the teeth which satisfies the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment.

Cfast uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. The tooth movement is faster and more predictable than clear aligner therapy which makes it a good alternative option for people wanting straight teeth in a more restricted time frame as the average case is complete within 3-6 months.

How does it work?

The nickel-titanium wires put gentle pressure on the brackets which are attached to the teeth. This pushes or pulls the tooth onto a new more aesthetic position.

Benefits of CFAST

Align the teeth and gums for an improvement in overall appearance of the teeth and smile

Shorter treatment time than clear aligner therapy

Can be done quickly as it only focuses on the “social six” front teeth that most influence the smile

More affordable than some other orthodontic options

Almost invisible

Limitations of CFAST

Does not correct extensive orthodontic issues

More visible than clear aligner therapy

How will CFAST look?

The brackets are clear and hold tooth coloured wires in place. This system is less prone to staining then white ceramic brackets used by other systems which results in a more “hidden” appearance.