Dr. Scott W. Petersen, DMD, MP, SMP



FASTBRACES® is an advanced, comprehensive orthodontic system statistically proven to move teeth more safely, quickly and comfortably with less relapse than traditional braces. It is backed by over 20 years of research at top universities including Harvard, UCLA and Munich and is used by dentists and orthodontists worldwide. Due to FASTBRACES’® unique bracket and wire design, treatment time is cut dramatically, allowing Dr. Scott Petersen to safely straighten your smile in as little as 120 Days and for about         Half the Cost of old, traditional-style braces!

Now that's something to smile about!


Dr. Scott W. Petersen was honored to be recognized by by Dr. Anthony Viazis, FASTBRACES® Inventor and Founder, for his extensive expertise.  Dr. Petersen has practiced orthodontics for over thirteen years as a general dentists and as  FASTBRACES® SENIOR MASTER PROVIDER  is Utah's Leading Expert  in this groundbreaking orthodontic technology.

(Pictured at right - Dr. Anthony Viazis, FASTBRACES® Inventor & Founder with Dr. Scott W. Petersen)

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Dr. Scott Petersen uses a variety of straightening systems that allow him to fix malocclusion problems and give you your dream smile. Please call Fillmore Family Dental if you want to learn more about our orthodontics in Fillmore, Utah.

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw, especially in how they align and fit together. There are several orthodontic treatment options available, and our team will make certain that you receive the one that is right for your personal needs. Through orthodontics, we can correct teeth that are:

           ~ Misaligned

           ~ Crowded

           ~ Gapped and Spaced

He can also correct problems with the alignment of the bite, including overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Orthodontic treatment is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making now a great time to straighten your smile.

While many patients think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their smile, orthodontic treatment can also be very beneficial to your oral health and function. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and orthodontics can also make it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak properly. To learn more about orthodontics and the treatment methods we provide at our office, we invite you to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile!

FASTBRACES® Technology

FASTBRACES® Technology is an revolutionary braces system that is statistically proven to move teeth more safely, quickly and comfortably with less relapse than traditional orthodontic methods. It is backed by over 20 years of research at universities such as Harvard, UCLA and Munich and is used by dentists and orthodontists worldwide. Due to FASTBRACES® unique bracket and wire design, treatment time is cut approximately in half allowing Dr. Scott Petersen to not only safely straighten your smile in about half the time but also for about half the cost of old, traditional-style braces. Now that’s something to smile about!

Dr. Scott W. Petersen, a FASTBRACES® Senior Master Provider, is Utah's Leading Expert in this revolutionary technology and has been practicing orthodontics for over thirteen years.  FASTBRACES® work wonderfully for both youth and adults, so call our office today at 435-743-6521 for a free consultation! Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have or you can visit for further information.

Some of the greatest benefits of FASTBRACES® Technology over Traditional braces are:

Old Traditional Braces                New Technology Fastbraces®

Used for Decades                           Used for Over 20 Years

Changes Natural Bite                   Natural Bite Preserved

Extractions Needed Often          Almost Always Non-extraction

Multiple Wires Used                     Just One-Wire

Typically 2 Years                           Typically weeks to months

Typically High Cost                     Typically Low Cost

Delayed Root Movement            Immediate Root Movement

Root Resorption                           Less Resorption Statistically

Pain Issues Reported                  Pain Reduction Statistically

Typically 24/7 Retainers             Typically 15-20 Min./Day Retainers

Comm0n Questions About FASTBRACES® Technology

Because FASTBRACES® work differently that traditional braces, most people have questions about them. Dr. Scott Petersen answers some of the most common questions below:

How do Fastbraces® work?

Fastbraces® are designed to do what traditional braces do, only they can do it faster. Fastbraces® has a unique design that is able to move the top and root of your teeth simultaneously. Traditional braces move the top and roots in separate steps, increasing the time you have to wear braces.

Who can wear Fastbraces®?

They are designed to work on most children, teenagers, and adults.

Do Fastbraces® hurt?

Any time you alter the positioning of your teeth—whether you use traditional braces or Fastbraces®—there is going to be some discomfort. However, since Fastbraces® can move the top and root of your teeth at the same time, they cause less discomfort than traditional braces.

How long does it take to see the result from Fastbraces®?

Instead of waiting 2 or 3 years with traditional braces, Fastbraces® can give most people straighter smiles in about a year. In fact, there are plenty of people who have seen remarkable results from their Fastbraces® in just a few months.

Are Fastbraces® safe?

Absolutely! Fastbraces® is the original fast and safe patented braces system developed by Dallas orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Viazis. About 20 years ago, he recognized that patients were looking for treatment that could be done faster and without the risks that come with the older conventional braces. With safety in mind, Dr. Viazis developed a system that could straighten teeth differently than the conventional braces, thus allowing for a fast, safe, and affordable solution.

Are there clear braces available?

Yes, Fastbraces® does offer clear brackets, though this option increases the cost and length of treatment. If interested, please ask your doctor about the clear braces option during your consultation.

Do all patients qualify for Fastbraces®?

Most patients qualify (about 80%). The only conditions that Fastbraces® does not address are teeth stuck in the bone (impacted), surgical (jaw) cases, and TMJ (joint) pain, as well as some extreme underbites or multidisciplinary cases (which need very specialized treatment).

Can Fastbraces® work for adults, too?

Of course. They are great for kids and adults.

Are there any risks at Fastbraces® compared to traditional braces?

No, there are no more risks of tooth or root problems than those associated with traditional braces. In fact, university research has shown very positive results. We believe this is due to the fact that Fastbraces® patented braces technology moves teeth gently with low forces. A special square nickel- titanium wire is activated by the heat of the mouth. It torques the whole tooth in the natural mouth temperature in one stage in about a year, and in some cases, in just a few months.

How are Fastbraces® different from other orthodontic systems?

Fastbraces® are the original fast and safe braces system developed by Dallas orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Viazis, about 20 years ago. Fastbraces® moves the root of the teeth from the beginning of treatment in order to upright the tooth in the final straight position. Once the root is upright, the tooth is straight. This is done by using a square wire from the beginning of treatment that torques the root in position.

Most other orthodontic braces start with a round wire that cannot torque the root, but rather simply begins the alignment of the crowns of the teeth until the doctor can move up in wire size to a square or rectangular wire that can torque the root. Fastbraces® can do that from the beginning. In short, other braces are usually square in shape and typically move the crowns during the first year and the roots during the second year, thus requiring around two years of braces treatment. The patented triangular design of the braces used at Fastbraces® gently allows for movement of the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, requiring typically one year of treatment instead of two.

Call Fillmore Family Dental today to schedule a complimentary consultation or if you want to learn more about FASTBRACES® in Fillmore, Utah. 

Six Month Smiles®

As we strive to stay abreast of the latest technology and research in dentistry, we are excited to announce a revolutionary new way to straighten your teeth with the Six Month Smiles® system. Conventional orthodontics involve the use of metal brackets and can take up to two years or longer to complete treatment. Six Month Smiles® uses clear brackets and a tooth colored wire that quickly and comfortably straightens your teeth in just six months. Dr. Scott W. Petersen has been extensively trained in this system and has practiced orthodontics for several years.

Six Month Smiles® utilizes clear brackets, which allows the light to shine through, making them virtually invisible. Six Month Smiles® braces are also more comfortable as compared to traditional braces due to the light forces placed on the teeth. Also, by using the clear brackets and tooth-colored wire, we can align teeth much more predictably than plastic clear aligners can. The other main advantage of the Six Month Smiles® system is the price. Six Month Smiles® clear braces are much more affordable than conventional braces.

Six Month Smiles® is a great addition to the other state-of-the-art dental technologies offered at the Fillmore Family Dental. We strive to provide the best and most comfortable and comprehensive treatments available in the dental field. Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Petersen for a FREE consultation to see how Six Month Smiles® in Fillmore, Utah, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Just think, by the time your next dental appointment rolls around, you could have straight teeth. For more information on Six Month Smiles®, visit

Palatal Expanders

A palatal expander is an orthodontic appliance used to widen the upper jaw in order to help the upper and lower teeth fit together better. When you visit with our team, we will analyze your teeth and your bite to determine the services that are appropriate for your specific needs. Many of our patients require adjustments to their bite in order to help their top teeth and their bottom teeth fit together in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If your upper jaw is too narrow Dr. Petersen may recommend a palatal expander to widen your jaw and allow space for the teeth to properly align.

The palatal expander works by gradually stretching the soft cartilage of the palate, making room for crowded permanent teeth without the need for extraction. Based on your individual needs and preferences, your expander may be removable or fixed. We can help you learn more about palatal expanders during your next appointment at our friendly office.

Orthodontic Retainers

A retainer is a custom-made oral appliance often used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. If you have finished your orthodontic treatment, such as braces, our dentist may recommend a retainer to keep your smile properly aligned. As you age, your teeth tend to shift; the retainer ensures that your teeth remain in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance. There are three main types of retainers available:

     ~ Hawley retainers consist of wires and clasps embedded in a plastic body that covers the roof of the mouth (for the upper arch) or lies along the tongue side of the teeth (for the lower arch). The clasps fit around certain teeth to anchor the retainer in place, while the wire arches across the front of the teeth to maintain their alignment.

      ~ Clear retainers are made of clear plastic and fit snugly over the teeth. A clear retainer is usually more discreet than a Hawley retainer, although it may not be as durable.

      ~ Fixed retainers, also called bonded or permanent retainers, are permanently attached to the backside of the front teeth. This prevents the teeth from shifting out of place, and it can only be removed by your dentist.

Dr. Petersen will help you determine whether you need a retainer after your orthodontic treatment. For more information, we welcome you to call us today!