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If A Better Smile Is One of Your New Year’s Resolutions Orthodontists’ Offer Gives Something to Smile About

December 12th, 2014


(Issued Winter 2014-15) –  If one of your New Year resolutions involves an improved smile, the doctors at ARCH Orthodontics are making some unique offers to help new patients keep their resolutions.

To celebrate the New Year, adult patients who start Orthodontic treatment by January 31, 2015, will receive a take-home bleaching kit – a $400 value – at no additional cost plus no-interest financing on their treatment plan. Prospective patients will receive a complimentary Orthodontic evaluation (a $500 value.) During 2014, ARCH celebrated its 40th anniversary. Many new patients are children of former patients. ARCH’s patients range in age from 4 to 84.

Dr. Andrew Chase, Dr. Robert Chavez and their Orthodontic team in 9 ARCH offices note that in recent years over 25% of their patients are adults seeking an improved smile, a more comfortable bite and increased self-confidence.  Dr. Chavez says, “Options for straighter teeth and an improved smile are better than ever thanks to a wide range of clear braces. Feeling better about yourself opens up other opportunities as well.  2015 should be the year.”

“Men and women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and older are referred to us by their own dentist, or patients call on their own because their teeth have shifted, or they want ‘touch-ups.’”  Dr. Chase says. “They want to take care of things that have been bothering them. They’re focused on comfort, function and aesthetics.”

General dentists refer patients to ARCH Orthodontics to address concerns with tooth position, often a result of periodontal disease or tooth loss. Tooth position may also be the cause of TMJ disorder that can cause jaw pain and headaches. Dr. Chase notes, “Besides looking great, properly positioned teeth can improve how you bite, chew, and speak, and are less prone to decay, gum disease, and injury.”

Today, Orthodontic treatment for adults is a popular option due to better technology and more choices. Modern Orthodontic appliances are less obvious, such as ceramic braces that are clear and blend in with teeth,  lingual braces that attach to the back of the teeth, or removable clear plastic aligners that are custom molded. “Whatever the patient’s age, a perfect smile is our goal,” says Dr. Chase.

ARCH Orthodontics is the ‘Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.’ ARCH has offices in Stoughton, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Hyde Park, Randolph and Westwood, plus offices on Cape Cod in Hyannis and Orleans on Cape Cod.  Arch Orthodontics offers free initial consultation including digital photos and panoral x-rays. For more info: /   1-800-28-SMILE.

Maegan Iria Joins ARCH Orthodontics as Orthodontic Assistant

December 4th, 2014


(Winter2014-15) –  Maegan Iria of New Bedford has been named an Orthodontic Assistant at ARCH Orthodontics. She may be found in any of ARCH’s 9 offices.

Maegan says, “I love working for ARCH. I love the people and doctors. I love how we change people’s smiles. It’s great to see how excited patients are and how much a smile can change someone’s life.”

She attended vocational high school for dental assisting. and earned an associate’s degree  in psychology from Bristol Community College. She is also certified in dental radiology.

In her spare time, Maegan enjoys spending time with her family, especially cooking and baking. She enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends, as well as working out, taking dance lessons, walking along the beach.

ARCH is marking its 40th anniversary and is offering free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing.  For more info: /  1-800-28-SMILE.  ARCH Orthodontics, with 9 offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod, is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.

Adult Orthodontic Patients Equate A Beautiful Smile to Social and Professional Success

November 25th, 2014

Local Orthodontists See Uptick in Adult Patients

 (Issued Winter 2014)  – As Dr. Robert Chavez marks his 40th year as an Orthodontist and welcomes his ARCH Orthodontics practice’s 20,000th patient, he reports on a growing trend over the past decade: Today some 30% of his practice’s patients are adults.

Katherine Heigl 1114Since 2004, members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), of which Dr. Chavez and his son, Dr. Andrew Chase are members, report treating over one million adults each year. (Among these have been many celebrities including Katherine Heigl and Tom Cruise, pictured proudly wearing their nearly-invisible braces.)

Dr. Chavez and Dr. Chase attribute the rise in adult Orthodontic patients to several factors that came to light in a national AAO survey and that they have experienced locally:

  • A beautiful smile equates to social and professional success
  • Less visible or obtrusive braces or other devices – helps patients to be less self-conscious
  • Once in the working world, people can afford treatment they may not have had as kids.
  • Sleek and modern treatments perfect for the busy adult lifestyle.
  • Shorter duration for treatment –  usually 6 months to 2 years
  • Portion of cost may be covered by insurance
  • Convenient appointment hours

In the AAO survey, more than a third of people interviewed said they believed an attractive smile would improve their social, romantic and professional lives. Research shows that having straight teeth can help with one’s social life and career.

tom cruise 1114While many adult patients are referred by dentists, friends or family members, some come in on their own for a complimentary consultation. But, Dr. Chase notes, “It is common when we’re finishing up a child’s case and reviewing their successes, that a parent says, ‘OK, I’m next,’ or ‘It’s my turn after my next son/daughter.’  A feeling takes me over as a practitioner to hear those words. It tells me that we have really done our job as specialists to make a difference in people’s lives.” He says ARCH has had several multi-generational family patients, and many families in which several children and one or both parents have been patients.

“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. Chase.

ARCH Orthodontics offers free consultation for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing. For more info: /   1-800-28-SMILE.  ARCH Orthodontics, with 9 offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod, is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.

Cameron Clark Joins ARCH Orthodontics as Orthodontic Assistant

November 24th, 2014

Cameron(Issued  FALL 2014)  -  Cameron Clark of Marshfield, has joined the staff of ARCH Orthodontics as an Orthodontic Assistant  working with patients in the practice’s Bridgewater office.

Cameron says, “I first came to ARCH while in school on my clinical rotation and have enjoyed meeting ARCH’s patients and their excellent staff.  I love working at ARCH because the patients are all ages, so each day is exciting. We work on every imaginable type of Orthodontic procedure. I have enjoyed seeing patients, from teens to adults, get their braces off because they are so happy when they see their new smiles. Often, our adult patients are more excited than the teenagers to see the final results.”

Cameron earned her undergraduate degree in Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and received the Helen B. Bulman award for highest GPA in the Certified Dental Assistant program at Massasoit Community College.  Her outside interests include snowboarding, traveling and hiking with her dog.

ARCH is marking its 40th anniversary and is offering free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing.  For more info: /  1-800-28-SMILE.  ARCH Orthodontics, with 9 offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod, is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.

(photo credit: Rich Morgan)

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