Dr. Scott W. Petersen, is a FASTBRACES® Master Provider (general dentist with a comparable training level to an orthodontist), the only Certified Expert in this revolutionary technology for Central & Southern Utah and has been practicing orthodontics for the past several years. FASTBRACES® work wonderfully for both youth and adults! It has never been so convenient to straighten your smile, so call Dr. Scott’s office today at 435-623-1916 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have or you can visit www.fastbraces.com or click on the logo above for additional information.
Some of the greatest benefits of FASTBRACES® Technology over Traditional braces are:
|Old Traditional Braces||New Technology Fastbraces®|
|Used for Decades||Used for Over 20 Years|
|Changes Natural Bite||Natural Bite Preserved|
|Extractions Needed Often||Almost Always Non-extraction|
|Multiple Wires||Used,Just One-Wire|
|Typically 2 Years||Typically weeks to months|
|Typically High Cost||Typically Low Cost|
|Delayed Root Movement||Immediate Root Movement|
|Root Resorption||Less Resorption Statistically|
|Pain Issues Reported||Pain Reduction Statistically|
|Typically 24/7 Retainers||Typically 15-20 Min./Day Retainers|
Because FASTBRACES® work differently that traditional braces, most people have questions about them. Dr. Scott Petersen answers some of the most common questions below:”
How do Fastbraces® work?
Fastbraces® are designed to do what traditional braces do, only they can do it faster. Fastbraces® has a unique design that is able to move the top and root of your teeth simultaneously. Traditional braces move the top and roots in separate steps, increasing the time you have to wear braces.
Who can wear Fastbraces®?
They are designed to work on most children, teenagers, and adults.
Do Fastbraces® hurt?
Any time you alter the positioning of your teeth—whether you use traditional braces or Fastbraces®—there is going to be some discomfort. However, since Fastbraces® can move the top and root of your teeth at the same time, they cause less discomfort than traditional braces.
How long does it take to see the result from Fastbraces®?
Instead of waiting 2 or 3 years with traditional braces, Fastbraces® can give most people straighter smiles in about a year. In fact, there are plenty of people who have seen remarkable results from their Fastbraces® in just a few months.
Are Fastbraces® safe?
Absolutely! Fastbraces® is the original fast and safe patented braces system developed by Dallas orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Viazis. About 20 years ago, he recognized that patients were looking for treatment that could be done faster and without the risks that come with the older conventional braces. With safety in mind, Dr. Viazis developed a system that could straighten teeth differently than the conventional braces, thus allowing for a fast, safe, and affordable solution.
Is there a guarantee?
Fastbraces® gives you a lifetime satisfaction commitment! If, for whatever reason, you need braces again for some of the original crooked teeth, your provider will give you the braces again at no charge. You will simply pay for the future charge for two new sets of clear retainers and records.
Are there clear braces available?
Yes, Fastbraces® does offer clear brackets, though this option increases the cost and length of treatment. If interested, please ask your doctor about the clear braces option during your consultation.
Do all patients qualify for Fastbraces®?
Most patients qualify (about 80%). The only conditions that Fastbraces® does not address are teeth stuck in the bone (impacted), surgical (jaw) cases, and TMJ (joint) pain, as well as some extreme underbites or multidisciplinary cases (which need very specialized treatment).
Can Fastbraces® work for adults, too?
Of course. They are great for kids and adults.
Are there any risks at Fastbraces® compared to traditional braces?
No, there are no more risks of tooth or root problems than those associated with traditional braces. In fact, university research has shown very positive results. We believe this is due to the fact that Fastbraces® patented braces technology moves teeth gently with low forces. A special square nickel- titanium wire is activated by the heat of the mouth. It torques the whole tooth in the natural mouth temperature in one stage in about a year, and in some cases, in just a few months.
How are Fastbraces® different from other so-called quick system or even modern-day traditional braces?
Fastbraces® are the original fast and safe braces system developed by Dallas orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Viazis, about 20 years ago. Fastbraces® moves the root of the teeth from the beginning of treatment in order to upright the tooth in the final straight position. Once the root is upright, the tooth is straight. This is done by using a square wire from the beginning of treatment that torques the root in position.
Most other orthodontic braces start with a round wire that cannot torque the root, but rather simply begins the alignment of the crowns of the teeth until the doctor can move up in wire size to a square or rectangular wire that can torque the root. Fastbraces® can do that from the beginning. In short, other braces are usually square in shape and typically move the crowns during the first year and the roots during the second year, thus requiring around two years of braces treatment. The patented triangular design of the braces used at Fastbraces® gently allows for movement of the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, requiring typically one year of treatment instead of two.
Call Nephi Dental Clinic today if you want to learn more about Fastbraces® in Nephi, Utah.