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FastBraces

By Dr. Kim Lucas Benton, DDS • 26 Apr, 2018 • 0 Comments

FastBraces are orthodontic solutions for patients who want to straighten their teeth in as little time as possible. With the FastBraces technology, patients can still achieve their cosmetic goals; but they spend reduced time in treatment and are subject to much less discomfort than is associated with traditional braces. FastBraces work by allowing for greater space between braces thanks to a triangular design that provides better tooth support. The teeth move to their optimal positions faster and with greater ease – usually in a period of 6 months to a year.


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FastBraces come with a lifetime guarantee? FastBraces provide free replacements when necessary – even if treatment has already been completed. Also, the versatility of FastBraces has made them a popular orthodontic treatment option for patients of all ages. Even adults can benefit from the unique design and discreet ceramic brackets of FastBraces Clear, which are far less noticeable than traditional orthodontic appliances.




Frequently Asked Questions


Am I a candidate for FastBraces?

You may be a candidate for FastBraces if you have crowded, crooked or overlapping teeth and are looking for a means of quickly straightening them without a long treatment time. To find out more about FastBraces and whether you are a candidate for treatment, make an appointment with your
dental provider.

What should I expect during FastBraces treatment?

FastBraces only requires a few dental visits to monitor progress and make adjustments as necessary. Depending on your teeth and progress, you could be in and out of braces in as little as six months. However, you will need to follow a diet free of hard and sticky foods that could damage the FastBraces appliance. Examples of potentially problematic foods include hard candies, popcorn kernels, taffy and ice. Eating these foods can damage FastBraces brackets, which could prolong
your treatment.

Will I need to follow any special care instructions after treatment is complete?

One of the greatest benefits of FastBraces is the minimal post-treatment maintenance that is required. In fact, most FastBraces patients can maintain their new smiles with only 15 minutes of daily retainer wear. Otherwise, you can return to your normal diet and enjoy your new, straighter smile.

Mini Dental Implants

By Dr. Kim Lucas Benton, DDS•26 Apr, 2018•0 Comments

Do you live in Daly City, CA and are looking for a dental procedure to replace missing teeth or to stabilize loose dentures? If so, mini dental implants in Daly City, CA are the procedure for you. Mini dental implants in Daly City, California are an affordable dental procedure for individuals faced with missing teeth or other dental problems. Missing teeth may be due to previous extraction or natural detachment. Mini dental implants also give individuals with ill-fitting dentures a chance to have them tightened and firmly fitted. Mini dental implants solve the problem of having loose, uncomfortable dentures. Although that perfect smile may seem out of reach, mini dental implants in the Daly City area put that desire within your reach.

Bad teeth can be a major problem to any person. Not only are they unattractive, but they also lower self-esteem resulting in a lack of confidence. To effectively solve your dental problem, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim Lucas Benton, a mini dental implant dentist in Daly City, CA. Dr. Benton will examine your teeth and come up with the best solution that fits your needs and your budget. Anyone looking for a mini dental implant dentist in Daly City, CA should book an appointment with Kim Lucas Benton, DDS.

Undergoing a mini dental implant procedure is one of the easiest dental procedures you will ever have. Thanks to the advancement in technology, performing the mini dental implant procedure is now less invasive and often requires less bone. The process is fast, safe, and also relatively painless as well as less intrusive to the gums. This is attributed to the reduced size of the implant.


Knowledgeable in the mini dental implant field, Dr. Kim Lucas Benton will ensure that the procedure is smooth with minimal pain and less intrusion. This will allow you to experience quick recovery enabling you to begin the full use of your implants in a short period. Mini dental implants in Daly City, CA have gained a lot of popularity due to their affordability. Moreover, these implants give the appearance of natural teeth. This will give you that perfect smile that once seemed unattainable.

Daly City, CA patients have welcomed this type of dental procedure citing its numerous benefits mainly in the financial aspect. Mini dental implants are approximately half the price of the traditional dental implants. Its quick healing is an added advantage to patients. Anyone looking to have a long-term solution for their oral well-being should consider mini dental implants in Daly City, CA.


For any dental procedures with regards to mini dental implants in Daly City, CA schedule an appointment with Kim Lucas Benton, DDS. Dr. Benton’s friendly staff will be more than happy to schedule your appointment that will help you attain the perfect smile. With mini dental implants, you can fully regain your lost confidence. If you have any questions about mini dental implants or would like to schedule a free evaluation, call Vista Pacific Dental and Dr. Benton today.

Invisalign

By Dr. Kim Lucas Benton, DDS•26 Apr, 2018•0 Comments

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With Invisalign, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment.

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Wearing Invisalign is in no way as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults opt for this system not only because it is discreet, but also because there is no need to change your diet to avoid foods that could damage braces. This is because the Invisalign system is free of braces and brackets, instead opting for a removable tray that can be taken out prior to meals. Also, Invisalign fits well into busy adult schedules, as there is no need to attend frequent visits for wire tightening. Most patients simply change to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.


Frequently Asked Questions


Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Invisalign could be the solution for you. Visit your Invisalign dentist for a complete consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.

What should I expect during my Invisalign treatment?

You will wear your aligners nearly all of the time, with the exception of about two hours per day. Invisalign treatments are different for everyone, but most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within one to two years. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress.

Will I need any post-treatment care?

Following your treatment, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer each day to help protect your new smile. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleaning.