July 18th, 2014
More Adults Opt for Braces
(Issued Summer 2014) — An increasing number of adults are having Orthodontic work. While the overwhelming majority of those getting braces are in their teens, a growing number are in their 20’s, 30’s 40;’s and older. Adults now comprise about 25% of Orthodontic patients, up from 17% in 1994. (photo: Singer Faith Hill with braces) A few examples of why adults opt for braces:
- A private jet pilot in her early 30’s knew her smile is the first thing that greets celebrity guests boarding her plane. Orthodontic treatment gave her a much-improved smile.
- An opera singer sought Orthodontic treatment in her late 30’s due to an overbite that impacted the quality of her singing.
- A 40-ish cookbook author realized that, although she had braces as a child, her teeth had shifted from not wearing retainers, and she wanted to improve her smile for media appearances.
“We emphasize to the adult market how good they’re going to look and how much self confidence that’s going to create – and that the appliances can be almost invisible during treatment,” says Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics which operates 9 offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod. “Research shows that having straight teeth can help with your social life and your career.”
Dr. Robert Chavez, founder of ARCH, notes, “It is common when we are finishing up a child’s case and reviewing their successes, that a parent, usually a mom, says, “I’m next” or “I’m going to go after my next son/daughter.” It is truly an emotionally rewarding feeling that takes me over as a practitioner to hear those words. It tells me that I have really done my job as a specialist to make a difference in the lives of not just the patient, but their entire family.” ARCH Orthodontics patients range in age from 4 to 80. Experts recommend that every child should have an Orthodontic evaluation by age 7.
“In about 6 months to 2 years, a patient can obtain drastic improvements to their smile which will last a lifetime, surely a dividend greater than the ‘self-image dilemma’ many have around ‘having to wear braces’ for a shot period,” says Dr. Chase. “As we know, time flies; why not have a smile to be proud of for the rest of our lives? As tennis star Andre Agassi used to say in the camera ads, ‘Image is everything.’ Our patient’s’ image is greatly improved with an enhanced smile.”
Dr. Chavez and Dr. Chase are the featured guests on two ‘Wellness Hour’ health issues programs on the ION Network (WBPX TV in Mass.) Viewers can find the network on local cable/satellite, or follow these links: http://youtu.be/_8UF3IEwhkw, or http://youtu.be/kMMAmOo6JCs, and at www.wellnesshour.com (Enter either Dr. Chase or Dr. Chavez in the ‘search’ box.) WBPX-TV is on virtual channel 68 and UHF digital channel 32.
July 17th, 2014
ORTHODONTISTS TAKE 400 PATIENTS AND GUESTS OUT TO THE BALL GAME
ARCH Orthodontics recently took 400 patients, families and friends to the 10th annual ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ Brockton Rox Patient Appreciation Party. The evening was truly a Home Run for kids of all ages! Greeting attendees at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton prior to the game were (left to right): Michelle Sutton, ARCH Payables Clerk; Christine McKay, Orthodontic Assistant at ARCH’s Hyde Park office; Amanda Shafii, Scheduling Coordinator in Hyde Park; Kennya Leal, Scheduling Coordinator in Hyde Park and Marketing Coordinator; and Dr. Robert Chavez, who founded ARCH orthodontics 40 years ago. ARCH offers free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing. The practice also offers a courtesy discount to those currently serving in the military, veterans and members of their immediate families. For more info: www.archorthodontics.com / email@example.com / 1-800-28-SMILE. ARCH Orthodontics, with 9 convenient offices, is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.
July 3rd, 2014
ALL SMILES – Marking the 40th anniversary of ARCH Orthodontics are staff members from the practice’s 9 offices. Seated at center (white tie) is Dr. Robert Chavez who opened the first office in Stoughton. Next to him is his son, Dr. Andrew Chase who joined the practice in 1998. Over the years, the ARCH team has helped to improve the smiles and self-confidence of thousands of patients of all ages. Dr. Chavez attributes ARCH’s success to a steadfast commitment to its mission and goal “To be the best Orthodontic group practice and to give our patients the best possible smile for the rest of their lives.” The team aspires to ARCH’s Core Values: Support, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Excellence (SPIRE). ARCH Orthodontics, the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts, has offices in Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Hyannis, Hyde Park, Orleans, Randolph, Stoughton and Westwood. To schedule a complimentary consultation with panoral x-rays – a $500 value — call 1-800-28- SMILE, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.archorthodontics.com.
June 24th, 2014
CELEBRATING A PATIENT’S PICTURE-PERFECT NEW SMILE
ARCH Orthodontics staff never misses a chance to liven up their offices with theme days – giving patients of all ages even more reasons to show off their beautiful smiles. ARCH offers free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing. The practice also offers a courtesy discount to those currently serving in the military, veterans and members of their immediate families. For more info: www.archorthodontics.com / email@example.com / 1-800-28-SMILE. ARCH Orthodontics, with 9 convenient offices, is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.
Here, staff at the Brockton office celebrate Cinco de May. Left to right are Christine Luz, Scheduling Coordinator; Cheryl Gardner, Orthodontic Assistant; and Lee Eaton, Treatment Coordinator.
Shown here during a Cinco de Mayo celebration are Patty Glaropoulos, Treatment Coordinator, and Alicia Petrin, Orthodontic Assistant, both at ARCH’s Hyde Park office, with patient Camilo Lopez Wilen who has two brothers that are also ARCH patients.