SOURCE: Smile Specialists

Manhattan Dental Office

December 28, 2015 08:48 ET

Manhattan Dentist Becomes Premier Provider of Fastbraces

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 28, 2015) - Dr. Marvin Lagstein, a leading Manhattan dentist, has helped more than 200 patients straighten their teeth with a revolutionary short-term orthodontic treatment.

Fastbraces is a unique system that speeds up orthodontic treatment from two years to just three to four months. Fastbraces have a special bracket system and use only one super-elastic wire during the entire course of treatment.

"Our patients appreciate how fast and affordable the treatment is, and more importantly, they look great after wearing Fastbraces," said Dr. Lagstein, who operates Smile Specialists NYC. "My new patients can't believe that we can give them results in just a few months instead of having them wear braces for two years or even longer. It's exciting to see results after just 3 weeks."

Fastbraces are ideal for both adult and teen patients who do not want the embarrassment of wearing traditional metal braces for several years. The upside of the treatment is that it is not only shorter but also less invasive. The system uses one wire, which cuts down on sensitivity and office visits.

Unlike conventional braces that move the root and crown separately, Fastbraces move the crown and root at the same time -- substantially decreasing treatment time.

Dr. Lagstein said patients are less intimidated by treating their crooked teeth with braces when they know the treatment will last only a few months instead of a few years.

"This is a great benefit to our adult and younger patients who want quick, painless treatment," Dr. Lagstein said. "Patients who start now will have a beautiful and confident smile by the time summer rolls around."

Smile Specialists NYC, 236 E. 36 St., includes eight operatories and an outside courtyard, making it a spacious area for New York City. In addition to Fastbraces, Dr. Lagstein offers full orthodontic services and is considered one of the top lingual braces providers in the country.

Lingual braces are braces that are placed behind the teeth. This style of braces has all the corrective benefits of traditional braces, but it allows adults and teens to receive their orthodontic treatment without having metal brackets or wires predominantly displayed on the front of their teeth. Lingual braces are also considered a good alternative to traditional braces because the front enamel is not bothered during the treatment.

Dr. Lagstein, originally from Brooklyn, graduated from Brooklyn College in 1964 and then earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1968. Following graduation, he earned speciality training from Eastman Dental Center in pediatric dentistry and started his own practice in 1972. He began studying orthodontics after opening the practice to address tooth growth and development issues in children and young teens. Dr. Lagstein also served for two years in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Lagstein is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a lecturer and associate professor with the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also is on the staff at Chilton Hospital and Valley Hospital. He holds memberships with the New Jersey Dental Association, New Jersey Society of Dentistry for Children, American Dental Association, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, Bergen County Dental Association and Mid-American Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Lagstein has written a book entitled "Brace Yourself For Success," a collection of stories from patients who have had their lives changed through Dr. Lagstein's orthodontic services.

Dr. Lagstein offers free consultations for patients looking to improve their smile with Fastbraces. To learn more about Dr. Lagstein's short-term orthodontics treatments, visit the website or call his office at 646-569-9675.

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