SPEED braces

SPEED braces

The progressive aesthetic orthodontic appliance that is three times smaller than standard braces

Dr Eric Saacks of Saacks Orthodontics has been trained in the US in the latest braces technique: SPEED Braces.

SPEED Braces have revolutionised orthodontics by eliminating the need for the elastics, which traditional braces require to straighten teeth.

How do SPEED Braces work?

The SPEED Braces system uses an energy-storing component called a “Spring Clip” to straighten teeth. The SPEED Spring Clip works like a computer chip inside your braces. The Spring Clip is programmed by your orthodontist when SPEED Braces are placed on your teeth.

The Spring Clip is made of a super-elastic material, which follows the programmed instructions by applying a light continuous force to gently move teeth to their correct position.

Are SPEED Braces comfortable?

SPEED Braces are small, typically 1/3 smaller than traditional braces, and they look great! The result is greater comfort and potentially fewer appointments and more speedy treatment. That should bring a smile to your face if you are considering orthodontic treatment.

SPEED‘s small footprint results in less food trapping, so good oral hygiene is easier to maintain throughout your treatment. Take advantage of the Saacks orthodontics free orthodontic consultation where you can find out the full details of SPEED Braces and discuss the other options available to you or your children to create a better smile.

Will wearing SPEED Braces affect my speech?

Like all orthodontic treatment, you may notice your speech is affected and you may have a lisp for a little while. As your tongue strengthens and gets used to your new braces, your lisp will diminish.

Compared to traditional braces, patients with SPEED Braces will typically notice smaller changes in their speech as the profile of SPEED Braces are around 1/3 the size of traditional braces.

How long will treatment take?

Every case we treat is different. Treatment time is dependant on your individual orthodontic issues. Treatment times can vary anywhere from six months to two years.

The average treatment time of Dr Saacks patients is between 12-14 months.

How much do SPEED Braces cost?

Compared to other orthodontic options, SPEED Braces can help minimise the overall cost of your treatment. Because these new braces have advanced technology you will need fewer orthodontic appointments.

The computer programming of the braces will greatly reduce the need for Dr Saacks to manually reset them. The Spring Clip will do all the work and you will save on cost in the long run.

Photographs are from the following website www.speedsystem.com.au, which is also a good site for further information and videos. But for the most comprehensive and informative opinion as to whether SPEED Braces are suitable for you, contact Saacks Orthodontics today.