Orthodontics

Brace yourself: As a result of innovations in orthodontic materials, orthodontists are able to provide today’s patients with a comfortable and convenient experience while working toward the ultimate goal of a healthy, beautiful smile, a good bite and improved facial appearance.

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FASTBRACES® – Over Bite

The proper dental term for "overbite" is actually "overjet". This occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth for an improper occlusion (bite when closed). Some causes include genetics, or underdevelopment of the alveolar or skeletal bone supporting the teeth. Overjet can be the cause of gum irritation, wear on the lower teeth and/or jaw and joint problems

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FASTBRACES® – Open Bite

An open bite occurs when the front teeth do not make contact with their opposing teeth. This can be caused by habits, improperly erupted teeth or genetically abnormal jaw structure. It can result in speech impairment, poor chewing, or even temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

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FASTBRACES® – Crowded Teeth

Crowding occurs when there is simply not enough room in the mouth for all of teeth to erupt (come in) properly. If left untreated, crowding can worsen over time and result in severely overlapped teeth. This may increase risk of plaque accumulation, decay and periodontal disease.

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FASTBRACES® – High Canines

High canines are common problem when there is insufficient room in the arch for them to erupt into their correct positions. High canines can cause discomfort in the gums due to inflammation around the improperly erupted teeth.

Individual Results May Vary

New Technologies Speed Up Orthodontic Treatments

Traditional braces, a combination of brackets and wires, have moved into the 21st century. Metal brackets are smaller and less conspicuous; tooth-colored brackets blend with the color of teeth. Patients benefit from the use of NASA-developed technology: advanced “space-age” wires with built-in memory. The wires, which actually move the teeth under the orthodontist’s supervision, deliver a light, continuous pressure. When they reach mouth temperature, the wires become active and “remember” their original shape. As the wires attempt to return to that shape, they gently guide the teeth into their correct positions. When compared to materials used as recently as a decade ago, today’s high-tech materials can result in fewer and less frequent appointments, so patients require less time away from school or work, and the treatment time may be shorter.

FASTBRACES® Technologies is approaching its quarter of a century anniversary; since the treatment of the first patients and with a new era in the dental world, that’s long been native turf for FASTBRACES®, a welcome turn is being taken away from long-term braces and toward faster and more affordable products. Whether it’s the enduring quality of the originalFASTBRACES®Standard Metal, or the stylish FASTBRACES® Ceramic Clear and now the amazing FASTBRACES®TURBO, our company’s commitment to using top-notch technology to create faster and less painful braces means that our doctor clients can be sure that utilizing FASTBRACES® products will have their patients smiling within no time. As FASTBRACES®Technologies embarks on its long journey towards its first century of excellence, one would say that this truly American institution has always represented the democracy of good products and fast results. It is our hope that by introducing ourselves to those who’ve yet to learn of the technology of FASTBRACES®, inspiration will be found in our products rich history and dynamic future in the decades to come.

With safety in mind, FASTBRACES® Technology was developed to straighten teeth differently – allowing for a fast, safe and affordable solution.

FASTBRACES® Technology high performance bracket systems allow for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final positions from the beginning of treatment by torquing them from the very first appointment. Patients can now get results often with less sensitivity, in times measured in weeks or months. They have been developed and tested over the past 25 years and available in multiple countries around the world. FASTBRACES® Technology is fast, safe, easy and affordable treatment. With the patented triangular design of the braces, cutting edge techniques and a special heat-activated wire, this new technology is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics by now allowing both general dentists and specialists orthodontists to offer very efficient nonextraction comprehensive orthodontic treatment to their patients.

It’s long been said that true luxury is the taking of pains the end user will never see. That is what makes FASTBRACES® products a pleasure to wear. To know the inside story is to see how the history of FASTBRACES® Technologies is still alive and well today, alongside the founder’s insistence that for our discerning doctor clients only the best will do.

Invisalign® is a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign® aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guides your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets on which your lips or gums can snag. During your first evaluation, our dentists will help you determine if Invisalign® is a good option for you. We’ll then design a treatment plan and take tooth impressions, from which Invisalign® will develop accurate, personalized tooth-straightening devices, called aligners. Aligners slide directly over your teeth and are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place.

Contact Dr Lockwood for a Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation