For individuals who have never had braces or who want teeth straightening, Cfast cosmetic tooth alignment can quickly and discreetly move the front teeth into a new position. Cfast is an abbreviation for Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth. Cfast targets moving the social teeth at the front of the mouth. This includes the six most visible teeth to create a pleasing smile. Using tooth-colored wires and brackets, Cfast places less pressure than standard orthodontics, but straightens the teeth faster for a shorter treatment time. Cfast is a permanent solution that is typically less expensive than teeth straightening with a metal braces. During the patient's initial consultation at DentalWorks - South Plaza at Akron, OH, our dentists can discuss teeth straightening options, including Cfast.
What to Expect
Before the Cfast brackets are put on, the teeth will be carefully cleaned and dried to strengthen the attachment between the bracket and teeth. Patients usually do not require any anesthesia or sedation, however it can be requested from our dentists if the patient has concern and a low pain tolerance. The special bonding agent is brushed on the teeth then the bracket is placed precisely. The bond is increased with a unique curing light for a stable fit. Once all of the brackets are placed and attached, the exclusive nickel-titanium wire is past through the brackets by our dentists to easily shift the teeth into the correct alignment. Any tenderness after the Cfast braces are put on or after adjustment appointments can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain reliever, like Tylenol® or aspirin. Most Cfast braces take about one hour to put on.
Once the Cfast braces have been applied, the patient should maintain a good home oral care routine with regular brushing and flossing to keep their mouth healthy and strong. Patients should make an appointment with our dentists at DentalWorks - South Plaza at least once a month to have the their teeth checked and their wires and brackets adjusted as needed. In general, patients only need Cfast for 6 - 8 months, however this varies in each case. After Cfast is complete, patients will get a retainer to prevent their teeth from moving out of alignment. Our dentists at DentalWorks - South Plaza will discuss when to wear the retainer and tips to clean the retainer.
The patient's out-of-pocket cost for a Cfast procedure will differ based on their dental insurance plan. Every insurance provider will follow specific guidelines and co-payments, so DentalWorks - South Plaza will contact the insurance company and assist every patient in calculating their personal cost. Patients who do not have insurance, can ask our dentists or the office staff at DentalWorks - South Plaza regarding payment and financing methods to make their Cfast procedure affordable.
Plan Your Procedure
Fast and Discreet
To get your teeth straight quicker and without visible metal orthodontics, ask our dentists about Cfast tooth alignment at DentalWorks - South Plaza in Akron, OH. Cfast concentrates on aligning the front teeth with advanced technology that requires less force, but still needs less treatment time than traditional braces. Cfast at DentalWorks - South Plaza can help older patients who desire a more dazzling smile without big, adolescent-looking metal braces.