Hudson Valley Fastbraces®
The Fastbraces® Difference
|Old Style Traditional Braces||New Technology Fastbraces®|
|1.||University Tested||University Tested|
|2.||Used for Decades||Used for Over 20 Years|
|3.||Square Brackets||Triangular Brackets|
|4.||Complex Treatment||Simple Treatment|
|5.||Often Changes to Natural Bite||Natural Bite Preserved|
|6.||Extractions Needed Often||Almost Always Non-extraction|
|7.||Multiple Wires Used||Just One-Wire|
|8.||Typically 1.5-3 Years||3 Months to About a Year|
|9.||Typically High Cost||Typically Low Cost|
|10.||Delayed Root Movement||Immediate Root Movement|
|11.||Pain Issues Reported||Pain Reduction Statistically|
|12.||Typically 24/7 Retainers||Typically 15-20 Min./Day Retainers|
Dr. Oppenheimer practices orthodontics in a general dentistry setting via groundbreaking Fastbraces® technology (www.fastbraces.com). At Hudson Valley Fastbraces®, Dr. Oppenheimer was the first dentist in the Hudson Valley to offer this new method of braces, with its fast, safe, easy and affordable alternative to traditional orthodontics. Dr. Oppenheimer received his training in braces directly from former University of Minnesota orthodontics professor and Fastbraces® inventor, Anthony Viazis. Fastbraces® technology has been researched at major universities throughout the world, its results thoroughly verified.
By unique brackets (triangular not square) combined with the latest in wire design (square not round) and using highly elastic metal, greatly reduced treatment time results in significant savings for patients. Fastbraces® technology enables the root to move at the same time as the tooth’s crown (the visible part of the tooth). Extractions are rare with Fastbraces,® and fewer appointments are required. Unlike traditional braces, Fastbraces® causes little or no discomfort. Because Hudson Valley Fastbraces® maintain your original bite (we will retreat you for no fee if the bite reverts), we are selective about the patients we treat: approximately 80% of potential patients are accepted for our braces. In cases where a patient is declined for Fastbraces®, we are happy to to refer to a traditional orthodontic office.
Fastbraces® are available in both traditional metal and clear (ceramic) versions. Being a member of the Fastbraces® family allows Dr. Oppenheimer’s patients, even if they move or go off to school, to resume treatment at once at any Fastbraces® office, since all offices have immediate access (with your permission) to your Fastbraces® records.
In our general dentistry setting, combined with Fastbraces®, Dr. Oppenheimer has the ability to oversee all your cosmetic dentistry needs. He will be happy to discuss your cosmetic options whether braces, Mini Dental Implants, porcelain crowns, bridges or veneers.
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Meet the Doctor
About Dennis Oppenheimer DDS
Dr. Oppenheimer attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Ohio State University. He received post-graduate oral medicine training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. After leaving the service, he remained in the nations’ capital, where he was a founding partner in an eleven doctor dental office. He practiced in New York City before moving the Hudson Valley where he has practiced since 2002. He has also acquired his certification in Medical Acupuncture for Physicians from the Helms Institute at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Oppenheimer received his training for Fastbraces® orthodontic treatment in Dallas directly with founder and former University of Minnesota orthodontic professor, Anthony Viazis. Dr. Oppenheimer is an American Dental Association member, a member of the New York State Dental Association and the 3rd District Dental Society.
We believe the finest dental care should be available to as broad a public as possible. With this goal in mind we offer a variety of payment options for our reasonable fees. We are happy to accept most insurance plans and will work with our patients and their insurance companies to pre-authorize required treatment. In addition to insurance we have monthly installment options, Care Credit dental loans and we accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We want you to feel comfortable discussing our payment options.
THE BRACES ARE AFFORDABLE AND NO PAIN
“When Dr. Oppenheimer does braces there’s no pain, they’re off in a short time, and affordable. The end results are guaranteed. The staff is very friendly and they really accommodate your needs both as a patient and financially.” — Paula
NO PAIN AND A LOT OF GAIN
“Dr. Oppenheimer is wonderful! There is no pain and a lot of gain. He has arranged my visits around my crazy schedule and has graciously allowed me to make payments, which has helped me very much. The staff has made it a stress free experience for me and other patients, creating a family-like atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back to the dentist!!” — Natalie