Fastbraces® vs. Invisalign®

Choosing the Right Way to Straighten Your Teeth

If you have crooked teeth, the right orthodontic treatment for you depends on a range of factors. Both Fastbraces® and Invisalign® will move your teeth into the proper position. However, they both offer unique advantages and disadvantages that you must consider before choosing. Dr. Pramod Thomas can discuss your options with you during a free Fastbraces® consultation at our Richardson, TX, dental office and recommend the optimal treatment for your unique needs. Knowing the basics of each procedure can help you make an informed decision about how to proceed. On this page, we’ll compare Fastbraces® vs. Invisalign® for our Richardson, TX dental patients.

What Are Fastbraces®?

Fastbraces® use uniquely shaped brackets, along with traditional wires, to move both the roots and the crowns of your teeth.

The triangular braces allow for greater control over tooth movements, making Fastbraces® a more efficient orthodontic method.

Dr. Thomas offers both the Classic™ and Turbo™ Series of Fastbraces®.

For qualifying patients, the Turbo series offers an even faster way of achieving a straighter smile.

What Is Invisalign®?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® uses clear aligners made out of a smooth plastic material.

The aligners fit over the tops of your teeth and are removable for added convenience.

Every few weeks, you replace one set of aligners for the next in the series, gradually guiding your teeth into place.

Understanding the Differences

Beyond their basic structure, Invisalign® and Fastbraces® have a few distinct differences which may influence your decision.


Speed of Treatment

As their name suggests, Fastbraces® are a fast way to straighten your teeth.

Some patients complete their treatment in as little as three months.

In contrast, Invisalign® typically takes about a year at minimum.

Making the Right Decision for You

There are a lot of factors to consider before choosing an orthodontic option. Some questions you may want to ask yourself include:

Severity of Misalignment

Generally, Invisalign® is recommended for mild to moderate misalignments.

It is not always an effective option for more complex or severe issues, especially when the jaw is also misaligned.

In contrast, Fastbraces® can provide efficient results even for moderate to severe misalignment.

Dr. Thomas offers free consultations for patients interested in pursuing treatment with Fastbraces®.


Soft tissue grafting involves taking a small amount of tissue from elsewhere in the oral cavity – usually the roof of the mouth – and using it to replace receded gum tissue.

Dr. Pramod Thomas can provide sedation for patients who are anxious about undergoing periodontal surgery.

Dentist placing braces on female patient teeth.


Fastbraces® are uniquely shaped to move teeth more effectively and with less discomfort than traditional braces.

However, they can still cause irritation inside of your mouth.

The smooth surface of Invisalign® does not pose this concern.

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