SOURCE: Smile Specialists NYC

Manhattan Dental Office

February 24, 2016 10:51 ET

Manhattan Dentist Earns Prestigious Title With Fastbraces

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 24, 2016) - Dr. Marvin Lagstein, a premier Manhattan dentist, has earned the prestigious title of Master Affiliate for the short-term orthodontic treatment Fastbraces.

Only a handful of doctors in the world who offer Fastbraces have earned the distinction of Master Affiliate. The honor is awarded by Orthoworld, LLC, the company that holds the Fastbraces license.

"It's an honor to be recognized with such an esteemed group of clinicians and dentists," said Dr. Lagstein, who operates Smile Specialists NYC. "Our patients are amazed at the quickness and efficiency of the Fastbraces program and absolutely love their smiles once the treatment is complete."

Each of Dr. Lagstein's Fastbraces cases have been approved by a special panel. He will be presented a certificate in Dallas in May during a formal black-tie event.

Fastbraces is an orthodontic method that can correct crooked teeth and alignment issues in three to 12 months, and most patients see results in about three weeks. The Fastbraces technology uses special brackets and super-elastic wire to decrease treatment times.

Conventional braces move the root and crown of the tooth in two separate stages, which typically results in treatment times of two years or longer. Fastbraces moves the root and crown of the tooth at the same time, drastically reducing the time patients need to spend wearing braces. One of the biggest advantages of Fastbraces is that it uses only one wire, so patients don't have to worry about wire tightenings or changes.

"Fastbraces gives our patients great results, and they don't have to suffer through painful wire tightenings," Dr. Lagstein said. "In just a few months, our patients can achieve the smiles they have always wanted."

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 smiles with Fastbraces. To learn more about Dr. Lagstein's short-term orthodontics treatments, visit the website www.smilespecialistsnyc.com or call his office at 646-569-9675.

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