Fastbraces® Technologies can be described in many ways – it's a tradition, an institution, a philosophy of development of branded orthodontic products, and an attitude towards innovation that both respects the past and creates for the future.
The journey began when specialist orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Viazis (pronounced vee-ah-zee), of Dallas, Texas in the USA, thought of an innovative new way to fix crooked teeth in a fast and, yet, comfortable way. That vision turned into a reality in 1992 when the first patients Andy and Kelly were treated in Dr. Viazis' private practice. Since then, Fastbraces® has progressively established itself as an emblem of American excellence characterized by creativity and pioneering spirit.
A decade later, Fastbraces® Technologies expanded beyond Dallas to the rest of Texas followed by national and international expansion, further strengthening the brand, by expressing its concept of affordable braces distinguished by the company's innovative technology for efficient treatments.
A true international brand, Fastbraces® Technologies is now offered in about thirty (30) countries around the world, with new doctor providers being added every day. It is the upcoming premier brand in orthodontics for the world's best talented dentists in 5 continents. It is licensed to general dentists and specialists that want to be winners in their practices around the world through the company Orthoworld®.
Dr. Anthony Viazis (pronounced vee-ah-zee) publishes his first scientific article on bonding of orthodontic brackets.
Dr. Anthony Viazis enters the University of Minnesota Graduate Orthodontic Residency Program and realizes that in order to straighten quickly, the root of the tooth must move upright from the beginning of treatment and not at the end, as with the old braces systems.
Dr. Viazis joins the faculty of the University of Minnesota as Assistant Professor and begins to work on the clinical application of the new super elastic wires. The following year, he earns the "Teacher of the Year" award, and moves to Dallas, Texas to join the faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry.
Dr. Viazis begins work on the prototype of a new type of bracket that will allow the super elastic wires to move the roots of teeth towards their final upright position from the beginning of orthodontic treatment.
The first patients, Andy and Kelly, are fitted with the new braces in Dr. Viazis’ private practice.
The first clinical results are presented at the annual practice management meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Viazis continues to give presentations and seminars at University and Orthodontic societies in the U.S., Europe and South America. Dr. Viazis publishes his first book with W.B SAUNDERS, one of the most respected Medical Publishers Houses in the world.
Dr. Viazis joins the faculty of the University of Southern California as Associate Professor and teaches his new system at the Graduate Orthodontic Department. In the years to come, Dr. Viazis becomes a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The first clinical and research results are published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics in the United States and the Journal STOMA in Europe, respectively. Dr. Viazis leaves academia to concentrate on his new braces system and opens a private office in the North Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas.
Research at the University of Southern California confirms Dr. Viazis' initial observations. Dr. Viazis makes numerous television appearances on local and national news programs. The Fastbraces® brand is born ten years after Dr. Viazis' first scientific publication in 1986.
More research is announced from the University of Kuopio in Finland and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Dr. Viazis finishes his second book again with W.B SAUNDERS.
More research is published in Europe regarding the effectiveness of Dr. Viazis’ Fastbraces® in the Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Viazis receives the Brazilian Orthodontic Medal Award, which is given annually to one orthodontist from around the world for contributions to the advancement of orthodontics.
More research is published in the U.S. regarding the effectiveness of Dr. Viazis’ Fastbraces® in the American Journal of Orthodontics.
In 2001, the U.S. District Court acknowledges evidence of the "unique and innovative" Viazis bracket (Fastbraces®): "To be sure, the record contains evidence that the Viazis bracket may be a unique and innovative new type of orthodontic device exceeding, in some senses, the quality level of competitive devices".
Alef Molina joins Fastbraces® and begins planning the expansion of Fastbraces® with Dr. Viazis.
Fastbraces® opens its first location outside of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Austin.
Fastbraces® opens more offices in Texas in Houston and San Antonio.
The first international location of Fastbraces® opens in Athens, Greece by Dr. Viazis' brother, Dr. Evangelos Viazis who brings the Fastbraces® Technology to Europe with great success.
Fastbraces® opens more locations in Texas and prepares for its National Expansion.
Fastbraces® expands outside of Texas in Florida and other states in the USA through business licensing.
Fastbraces® in Veracruz.
Fastbraces® increases its global footprint in Colombia.
Fastbraces® providers can be found in multiple states in the U.S and elsewhere around the world.
Fastbraces® continues its rapid expansion worldwide with locations in almost all continents.
Fastbraces® Technologies is now available in all continents around the world.
As Fastbraces® Technologies celebrates the 30th anniversary of Dr. Viazis' first scientific publication in 1986, Orthoworld® is preparing to offer its basic entry level seminars online so that doctors from every corner of the earth can learn and license its technology abd begin offering it to their patients. The amazing new product FASTBRACES® TURBO™ is introduced that allows doctors to see patients every 15 days and comfortably finish lots of cases in a matter of weeks.