Fast Trax Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Adult orthodontics has become a large segment of Dr. Norton’s practice at Fast Trax
Orthodontics, almost forty percent. Treatment at Fast Trax usually takes about a year. This is acceptable to many adults when compared to two years average at other offices. Dr. Norton especially enjoys the challenges of adult orthodontics and the opportunity to work with exceptional dentists and specialists to achieve the best results for his patients. Dr. Norton has taken a phenomenal amount of continuing education outside of orthodontics to fully understand what is possible for his patients and what he can do to assist the general or cosmetic dentist and any other specialists in achieving optimal results. This may include preparing for implants, crowns, veneers, bonding, or repositioning of the jaws. You are never too old for braces. Dr. Norton has treated a 63 year old female and a 57 year old male.

Adult Orthodontics Before Treatment Adult Orthodontics After Treatment
Before treatment
After treatment

We see many adults who for one reason or another have never had orthodontics and want a better smile. Even for the most crowded situation, we seldom recommend having teeth extracted.

We also see many adults who have had orthodontics before and are unhappy with their result usually due to relapse. Many of these cases have had teeth extracted in the past and the profile has a "dished in" appearance. Many have functional concerns like headaches or sleep problems. Opening up the extracted spaces to have the teeth replaced is often an option which can result not only in an improved profile, but an improved airway and a dramatic decrease in headaches.

At Fast Trax Orthodontics, we will Tune UP your smile. This is for adults who have
relapsed from their previous orthodontic treatment. Tune Ups usually take less than a year and are performed at reduced fees.

A case in point

This is Dan. He is 27 years old. He was told he needed surgery to correct his smile. Dr. Norton treated him non-surgically.

Before After
Smile Before Smile After
   
Smile
Before After
Upper Jaw Expansion - Before Upper Jaw Expansion - After
   
Upper Jaw Expansion
Before After
Lower Jaw Uprighted - Before Lower Jaw Uprighted - After
   
Lower Jaw Uprighted
Before After
Lower Jaw Uprighted - Before Lower Jaw Uprighted - After

A second case in point

Bill is 25 years old. He just got a good job with dental insurance. His problem is four
impacted permanent teeth with four retained baby teeth in the way. He was told he must have all four permanent and four baby teeth extracted, then implants or bridges to replace the extracted teeth. He was turned away from the traditional orthodontist. Dr. Norton treated Bill and was able to save all four permanent teeth in two years of treatment.

Bill’s radiograph showing four
impacted teeth on the top

Bill's radiograph showing four
impacted teeth on the top

Bill Before Treatment

Bill Before Treatment

Bite Before

Bite Before

Crowded Lower Jaw

Crowded Lower Jaw

Upper Jaw with Four Baby Teeth

Upper Jaw with Four Baby Teeth

Bite after treatment of Two Years

Bite after treatment of Two Years

Bill After Treatment

Bill After Treatment

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