There are 2 tiers for treatment at Teeth Movers and More, “standard” and “complex”. Standard is $5500 and Complex is $5900. Both require retainers at the end, at $325 each. There is a non-refundable deposit of $1000 at commencement of treatment and payments are to be made each visit, with $500 being the smallest amount of payment at each visit. Visits are required each ‘month', but may be anywhere from 3-5 weeks apart. The total must be paid off before removal of braces. There is no interest and GST is inclusive- no hidden costs. All treatment is included, except retainers, which are mandatory.
A consultation appointment is mandatory. Cost is $50 non-refundable.
Your first appointment is the consultation. At this appointment you will have already downloaded the New Patient Exam form and either submitted it online or have it ready to bring to your first appointment with Dr. Kathleen Sandberg.
She will go over anything important in your medical history or answer any questions you may have related to this.
This consultation appointment is quick and painless. Kathleen will take a look at both your teeth and your face and discuss what treatment options are available to you and how Fastbraces® can work for you.
If Kathleen doesn’t feel it is within her scope of practice to continue to treat you, then she will be more than happy to send you to a specialist orthodontist for further discussions on how best to treat your specific specialist needs.
Fastbraces® initial appointment
This appointment will take between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. Please be aware that you can not book this until you have had your Fastbraces® consultation appointment with Dr. Kathleen Sandberg.
At this appointment, you will have “records” taken. You will need photos (intra-oral only), X-rays and impressions/moulds for study models. Your “worst” arch (top or bottom) will be fitted with Fastbraces®. You may not get all of the brackets placed on all of the teeth of that arch, depending on the crowding and position of the teeth. In this manner, Fastbraces® is different from traditional braces, so it is important to be aware of this prior to coming in for the first appointment. This methodology makes Fastbraces® far less painful and traumatic for patients, which keeps them coming back smiling!
Fastbraces® recurring appointments
These appointments occur anywhere from 3-6 weeks. People normally think of these appointments as “getting their braces tightened”. Although this concept doesn’t really apply to Fastbraces®, patients tend to think of these as a similar type of appointment. (I personally like to think of them as “progressive appointments” and love to share old photos each time with the “new you”)!
This is also where additional Fastbraces® brackets are placed, as teeth come into alignment/archform.
Sometimes, a small amount of space is necessary to achieve a movement, (but not enough to warrant a tooth extraction), so a procedure called “inter proximal reduction” takes place. This is a reshaping of the contact point between the teeth and allows the teeth to align better.
There will generally be anywhere from 3-10+ appointments of Fastbraces® recurring appointments throughout your course of treatment, depending on the severity of your need for orthodontics.
When both the patient/parent and Dr. Kathleen Sandberg feel the treatment has come to an end, the braces are removed and retainers are given. Generally, the upper teeth will have a removable retainer that will require another quick appointment to fit it, while the bottom teeth will generally be fitted with a fixed retainer that same day. Photos will be taken of your new beautiful smile for the records and you will be free to show off to all of your friends…(who are probably still wearing their traditional braces).
Please Note: Retainers are very important and are required for all patients.
What are Fastbraces®?
FASTBRACES® Technologies, is now in almost 50 countries, celebrating its quarter of a century anniversary of helping dentists and orthodontists straighten teeth. Teeth are crooked because they didn't erupt properly and came in tilted, sideways, overlapping or spaced apart and, as a result, they are not upright.
FASTBRACES® Technologies high performance bracket systems upright the roots of the teeth from the beginning of treatment with just one square wire by torquing and tipping them from the very first appointment. Treatment time for comprehensive orthodontic therapy should take more than 120 days with the FASTBRACES® CLASSIC™ SERIES™ and could take less than 120 days for non-deep bite cases with the FASTBRACES® TURBO™ SERIES™, depending on the patient cooperation and clinical experience of the treating dentist.