LEXINGTON, KY – Dr. Patricia Takacs, a Lexington family dentist, recently became a dental trainer for a revolutionary orthodontic system that can straighten crooked teeth in just a few months.
Fastbraces uses a unique bracket design and super-elastic wire to dramatically move teeth into a more appropriate position. The treatment can work in as little as 20 weeks. Dr. Takacs is a Master Affiliate of Fastbraces and now trains general dentists and orthodontists on the procedure.
“This is an extremely important service for dentists and orthodontists to have in their tool belt because almost every patient wants straight teeth without having to spend two years or longer in braces,” said Dr. Takacs, who owns Beaumont Family Dentistry. “This is where orthodontic services will continue to shift, so I always advise dentists to begin studying Fastbraces to meet the demands of their patients.”
Dr. Takacs became a Fastbraces trainer in January 2016 and travels twice a month to train general dentists, orthodontists and their dental staff members on Fastbraces.
Fastbraces work so quickly because the braces are designed to move the root and crown of the tooth at the same time. Conventional braces typically move the root and the crown in two different stages, which is why the treatment can take two years or longer to complete.
Dr. Takacs said Fastbraces is ideal for adult patients or teens who want straight teeth in less time. Because the braces are on the teeth for less time, there is less chance of tooth decay or decalcification around the brackets. The treatment requires fewer visits to the office and is also substantially less expensive than traditional braces.
“Larger families with a few kids can easily spend $20,000 on orthodontic services, but Fastbraces allows you and your loved ones to get straighter teeth at half the price,” Dr. Takacs said. “Using Fastbraces, we can achieve dramatic results in just a few months, and because we only use one wire, you don’t have to worry about painful wire tightenings.”
Beaumont Family Dentistry’s three locations offer comprehensive care in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, laser dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and sleep apnea treatment. Individual services include cleanings and exams, oral cancer screenings, crowns, bridges, veneers, Lumineers, full-mouth reconstructions, oral and IV sedation, dentures, sleep apnea appliances, Invisalign, Fastbraces, CEREC same-day crowns and dental implants.
Beaumont Family Dentistry has provided quality dentistry to Lexington residents for more than 30 years. The large Lexington dental team of 50 staff members consists of extensively trained doctors, hygienists, assistants and front office staff, many of whom have been with the practice for more than 15 years.
Each of Beaumont Family Dentistry’s three locations is equipped with CEREC same-day crown technology. Using CEREC, Beaumont Family Dentistry dentists can prepare and restore teeth with natural-looking porcelain crowns in just one day.
Dr. Takacs credits her grandfather, who was a dentist, for influencing her career path. She attended West Virginia University and was accepted into dental school after her junior year. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry with high honors in 1983. Before attending dental school, she worked in a dental office in Vienna and Williamstown, WV.
Dr. Takacs has advanced training from the Spear Learning Continuum and has completed a mini residency in sleep medicine at Tufts University. She holds memberships with the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Bluegrass Dental Society, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, Academy of Gp Orthodontics and Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Beaumont Family Dentistry supports the Lexington Humane Society, God’s Pantry and the Lexington Refuge for Women.
Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington has three locations: 3141 Beaumont Centre Cir., Ste. 300; 100 Trade St., Ste. 225; and 2408 Sir Barton Way, Ste. 225.