F.A.Q

Q: What exactly is
Powerprox Six Month Braces

A: Adult, cosmetic, short-term, orthodontics developed specifically for use by general dentists.


Q: Why is it short term, and what makes it cosmetic?

A: It is short term because it only treats and corrects your main cosmetic concerns and objections, average treatment takes about 6 months to complete. It is cosmetic because it uses clear braces and tooth colored wires that are not obvious to the casual observer. Many people may not even be aware that you are wearing braces at all.


Q: Can wearing braces on an adult and moving my teeth in such a short time cause problems?

A: No, only very light forces are used.


Q: Will I need a retainer?

A:Yes, all patients must wear a clear plastic retainer at night or a permanently bonded retainer on the underside of their teeth where it is not visible.


Q: Can my 16 year old daughter or my 9 year old son have this type of treatment?

A: No, this treatment is only for adults because the patient must be done growing. Growing children are better served with long term comprehensive traditional orthodontics. We believe that the minimum for Powerprox Six Month Braces is around age 19 or 20.


Q: How will I know if I am a candidate for "Powerprox Six Month Braces" treatment?

A: Call our office and request a free consultation for "Powerprox Six Month Braces". Dr. Flasko will be glad to answer your questions and visit with you in person.

 

 

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Dr. Flasko completed his very first full mouth comprehensive orthodontic treatment some 25 years ago. He was frequently treating 25 or 30 comprehensive orthodontic patients while also practicing general dentistry. Orthodontics required a minimum of 24 months with silver wires and silver braces, and that was considered a short treatment time in the 1980's. Since that time, Dr. Flasko has completed numerous additional, comprehensive orthodontic programs, extensive craniofacial pain and TMJ programs, and most recently, two new orthodontic programs for short term adult orthodontic treatment. Dr. Flasko's resume is on the home page right hand column.

   Typical before and after results with Powerprox Six Month Braces.

Today's adult orthodontic treatments require as little as 6 months, and can be accomplished with clear braces and tooth colored wires that are practically invisible. If you have always wanted straight teeth, but feared the metal smile, for you......this is life changing! You can do this and look like this while you do!


  


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F.A.Q.

 

 

Q: Why can't you do this on my 16 year old anyway?

A: Powerprox Six Month Braces actually focuses on your specific adult cosmetic dental concerns rather than trying to change the position of your bite and jaw after you are fully grown. It creates a nice straight smile in a short time on an adult that is finished growing. A growing child should have their bite and jaw position addressed first so that they can be redirected into and finish growing into as ideal of a bite and jaw position as possible.


Q: How is Powerprox Six Month Braces different than Invisalign?

A: Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic retainer trays that fit over the teeth and slowly move them over a number of years. Powerprox Six Month Braces involves the use of conventional orthodontic forces with clear braces that gain very fine tuned control of the teeth, which enables the teeth to be positioned more precisely and in much less time.


Q: Will my dental insurance pay for "Powerprox Six Month Braces" treatment?

A: Dr. Flasko provides all orthodontic services through Sewickley Dental PLLC and does accept insurance payment towards the total orthodontic fee. However, he does not accept the insurance payment for orthodontic specialty services as payment in full unless it covers the entire cost of their established case fee. In most instances, orthodontic coverage has a lifetime limit and usually does not completely cover the full cost of treatment.