University research showed the lowest friction with FASTBRACES® technology patented braces system.
“FASTBRACES® brackets have significantly the lowest mean frictional forces by 87% when compared to all other orthodontic brackets in the study.”
Ion-Implantation: Effect on Frictional Resistance to Movement by Michael R. LaFeria, University of Southern California, Master’s Thesis for Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology, Graduate Orthodontic Department 1996
“It can be confirmed that the non-conventional bracket designs investigated offer increased maneuverability along the guiding arch, a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction.”
The Influence of Bracket Design on Frictional Losses in the Bracket/Arch Wire System by Hans Albert Schumacher (1), Christoph Bourauel (1), Dieter Drescher (3), Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics/Fortschritte der Kieferorthopadie. J Orofac Orthop/Fortschr Kieferorthop 1999; 60:335-47
Research has shown lower forces and greater pain reduction with the bracket system of FASTBRACES® technology.
“The force needed to overtake initial resistance to gliding (static friction) with standard brackets (0.018”) is more than ten times greater than when using low friction brackets.”
Study with Three New Low Friction Brackets by David Suarez Quintanilla, Kady Kounta, Carolina Mendez Garrido, M. Teresa Abeleira Pazos, Prof. of Orthodontics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Students for the Master’s Degree in Orthodontics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Publish in Journal STOMA, March 1995
“[This] indicates greater pain reduction with FASTBRACES® Technology, with fitting front and back teeth together being at a statistically significant level.”
The Study of Orthodontic pain symptoms, Ph.D. Thesis by Dr. M. Dalili, DDS, MSC, Orthodontic Division Institute of Oral and Dental Diseases University of Kuopio, Finland, 1998, Pain Perception at Different Stages of Orthodontic Treatment, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, 1998
Research has shown that the longer patients wear braces, the more root resorption (tooth root shortening) they have (American Journal of Orthodontics). University research in the same journal showed that FASTBRACES® Technology braces presented “even less root resorption” than the traditional systems tested. This could be due to the fact that these high-performance bracket systems move the roots of teeth towards their final positions from the onset of treatment with low forces in one stage in weeks to months instead of multiple stages in a matter of years and therefore patients don’t stay in braces a long time.
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