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FASTBRACES® HISTORY
... 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Fastbraces® History

Dr. Anthony D. Viazis

Dr. Anthony D. Viazis,
Founder

American





Dr. Anthony D. Viazis is the American orthodontist in Dallas, Texas who invented and patented the original bracket system behind FASTBRACES® Technologies. He holds two dental degrees, one from the University of Athens in Greece and one from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He earned his Masters of Science degree as well as his Graduate Certificate in the specialty of orthodontics at the University of Minnesota. He has published textbooks and numerous scientific articles and has lectured extensively worldwide. Dr. Viazis held academic faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Southern California in the USA and had been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Visiting Professor of the University of São Paulo in Brazil. The Award he is most proud of is the “Teacher of the Year” of the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, given to him after his very first year of teaching. Dr. Viazis founded the FASTBRACES® orthodontic offices and grew them to a total of 15 locations in the State of Texas as part of his private practice operations. He subsequently created Orthoworld®, the company that licenses the FASTBRACES® brands and products to dentists worldwide. As President of Orthoworld® and with the belief that simplicity is the most powerful force in business and that a smile is the expression of happiness, he has dedicated his life to bringing the technology of FASTBRACES® to children and adults all over the world.

Dr. Anthony Viazis (pronounced vee-ah-zee) publishes his first scientific article on bonding of orthodontic brackets.

30 years of history

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.

new prototype bracket

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.

first patients with new braces

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".

The Science in U.S. District Court

Alef Molina joins Fastbraces® and begins planning the expansion of Fastbraces® with Dr. Viazis.

first patients with new braces

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.

fastbraces expansion

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 in greece

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.

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is the proud sponsor of the 2014 Dentistry Show in Birmigham UK. It expands in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Viazis speaks in front of almost 1,000 doctors in the Phillipines. Multiple doctors are now authorized by Orthoworld® , the company that licenses Fastbraces® Technologies, to train new providers around the world.

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 FASTBRACES® TURBO series product line is introduced.