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For Dedham’s Joey Lenane, Aiming for Perfection Is Par for the Course

April 23rd, 2015

golfer(ISSUED SPRING 2015) — How many people can say they got to see in person most of their heroes in one place – at age 11?

Dedham 6th grader Joey Lenane’s innate golf prowess and endless practice won him a coveted spot to compete in the second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals played in early April at the Augusta National Golf Club, prior to the start of the Masters Tournament in Georgia. Joey placed 5th overall in his age category. Just 80 junior golfers representing 30 U.S. states and Canada earned an invitation. The tournament was broadcast live on the Golf Channel.

Upon his return to Dedham, Joey said, “Augusta National was an amazing, incredible experience for me and my family. We got to watch the practice round of the Masters. I saw Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, and many others.”

Whether it’s golf or his smile, Joey’s mom Leilani and dad Tim say Joey always aims for perfection. To be prepared for the spotlight when he makes it to the pros, Joey says, “It’s important to have nice teeth because usually the first thing people notice is a nice smile. Nice teeth give people a good impression. I have braces now. My Orthodontist is Dr. Taylor at ARCH Orthodontics in Westwood. He’s nice and friendly. I think a good Orthodontist takes the time to make every patient’s smile the best it can be. It’s like taking your time in golf, making every shot the best it can be.”

The future pro says, “I started playing golf when I was 9. I play on a Junior tour and have tournaments in the spring, summer and fall in different states. Science is my favorite subject. Golf is my favorite sport but I also play baseball, and basketball. I really want to be a professional golfer when I grow up. I noticed that many of the pros have great smiles.”

Joey says he admires Bubba Watson “because he is fun to watch, he hits the ball really far with his driver, and he is a great golfer with two major championships. He won the Masters twice and has many other tour wins.”

Joey has fans, too. “My older sister is 14 and had braces a couple years ago. My little sister is five and really cute. I love that she looks up to me!”

Joey is working on his short game and playing on the US Kids Boston Tour. He plans to participate in the Drive, Chip and Putt tournament again with an eye toward Augusta again. And his great smile will lead the way.

ARCH offers free initial consultations (a $500 value) and no-interest financing. The practice also offers courtesy discounts to families of military personnel, veterans and municipal employees in the towns where they have offices. To schedule a no-obligation appointment, call 1-800-28- SMILE, email: smilemaker@archorthodontics.com or visit www.archorthodontics.com . ARCH Orthodontics offices are in Bridgewater • Brockton • Canton • Hyannis • Hyde Park • Orleans • Randolph • Stoughton • Westwood

Orthodontist Names Young Performer ‘Patient of the Quarter

April 14th, 2015

Raquel Wallace’s New Smile: Invisible Braces Designed for More Visibility

raqHYANNIS, MASS. (Issued Spring 2015) — People familiar with the story of Shirley Temple, the Hollywood starlet who began her entertainment career in 1932 at age 3, might think Raquel Wallace of Hyannis is following a similar path.

If Raquel looks familiar, you may have seen her in a Red Lobster commercial, or on stage in area productions such as ‘Sybil, A Musical.’ She was a dance double for Adam Sandler’s daughter in the movie ‘Grown Ups 2,’ and has performed at theaters in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. She made callbacks for Broadway auditions for musicals ‘Annie’ and ‘Matilda.’ She has done voices for Nickelodeon’s animated series ‘Dora and Her Friends’ and appeared on TV’s ‘Investigation Discovery.’

Seventh grader Raquel, now 13, recalls, “I had always wanted to be an entertainer, so before I started dancing I used to make up my own shows and perform them for my grandma and my mom. When I turned three, my mom signed me up for dance class and my passion grew stronger and stronger. I would love to be on a kid show on Disney or Nickelodeon.” She has traveled across the country performing and training with top choreographers and instructors.

It usually takes talent and looks to reach the top in the entertainment world. Raquel’s mom Natalia brought her to Dr. Nicholas Barone at ARCH Orthodontics in Hyannis. Raquel says, “I always knew your teeth are the brightest part of your face and your eyes attract to light. Smiling makes people happy and can even brighten up their whole day. Smiling is like a mirror effect. Almost every time you smile at someone, they smile back!”

Dr. Barone selected Invisalign for Raquel, clear removable ‘aligners’ that sequentially move the teeth into perfect alignment without detracting from your smile. They are largely considered to be one of the most invisible options to straighten teeth. Raquel says, “I like the way you just pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete. The best part is that people don’t know you’re straightening your teeth.”

Raquel is in a 50/50 program that enables home schooling and scheduling flexibility when she’s away, acting or auditioning. Her favorite subjects are French and Bible. She’s a student at Trinity Christian Academy and represents the school in the Chorus, Math Olympics and Speech. She also loves reading, cooking, skiing, horseback riding and swimming. Through her group: “Little by Little,” Raquel organizes fundraising events and teaches performing arts to younger children with life-threatening conditions.

“My parents are extremely supportive and I could never ask for better ones. My brother and two sisters are all older than me and are also very supportive. I love them and I love hanging out with them. I am so grateful for these wonderful opportunities, and excited to see what the future has in store!”
ARCH offers free initial consultations (a $500 value) and no-interest financing. To schedule a no-obligation appointment, call 1-800-28- SMILE, email: smilemaker@archorthodontics.com or visit www.archorthodontics.com  ARCH has 9 offices including two on Cape Cod: Hyannis: 297 Winter St. (508) 775-1401; and Orleans: 48 Eldredge Pkwy. (508) 255-7518.
ARCH is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts

Can A Great Smile Help You Land A Great Job?

March 31st, 2015

Imagine you’re at a job interview and you notice that another candidate has a beautiful smile with perfectly-aligned teeth. Maybe your smile is nice, too, but throughout your own interview, you find yourself subtly trying to hide your teeth when

smiling. Your self-confidence has been diminished.

Most job interviewers won’t admit it, but a great smile does make a difference, according to a survey published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. For the survey, HR people were given photos of job applicants

“This is just one of many ways that having Orthodontic treatment can pay off,” says Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics with several offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod.  “If you’re not happy with your smile, you’re not alone,” says Dr. Chase who’s been practicing since 1998. More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile, according to a survey published in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).and asked their perceptions of the applicants. The survey found that a person with an ideal smile was considered more intelligent and had a greater chance of finding a job compared to individuals with non-ideal smiles.

There’s another advantage to straight teeth, says Dr. Chase: “When in the proper position, teeth have a natural cleaning ability. Bits of food and plaque can’t hide and are more easily flossed or brushed away. Of course, we recommend regular dental checkups for all, especially for Orthodontic patients.”

Straight teeth are also essential for the proper function of teeth and jaws. Misalignment can result in TMJ – jaw pain, headaches, and/or neck pain.

Having an ideal smile doesn’t just mean others will perceive you in a more favorable light; it also helps boost confidence and self-esteem. Knowing that your teeth look good when you smile makes others smile, too. And it might even help you land that next job!

“It’s never too late to benefit from a straight, beautiful smile,” says Dr. Chase. “Patients range from 4 to 84.”

ARCH offers free initial consultations (a $500 value) and no-interest financing.  The practice also offers courtesy discounts to families of military personnel, veterans and municipal employees and family members in the towns where they have offices.  To schedule a no-obligation appointment, call 1-800-28- SMILE, email: smilemaker@archorthodontics.com  or visit   www.archorthodontics.com .  ARCH Orthodontics offices are in Bridgewater • Brockton • Canton • Hyannis • Hyde Park • Orleans • Randolph • Stoughton • Westwood.

Orthodontics for Adults Can Lead to ‘Positive Aging’

March 24th, 2015

There was a time not long ago when only kids got braces. Welcome to the 21st century.a

There’s been a revolution in the past decade, and now some 25% of Orthodontic patients are over 21. That’s because new advancements enable doctors to achieve remarkable esthetic results for patients of any age. Often today, once a person is set on a career path, they may be able to take care of Orthodontic issues that may not have been an option as a child. Also, today’s treatment options include a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable and almost invisible, making patients less self-conscious. In addition, treatment times may be reduced.

“Shaping a beautiful face is no longer just the domain of plastic surgeons,” says Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics. “Thanks to advancements in training, diagnosis, technology, treatments, and tools, an Orthodontist can influence facial shape for patients of any age. We study facial structure – perhaps observing the patient’s parents either in person or in photos — to help predict how the appearance could change in the future.  And that helps us to determine the all-important, customized treatment plan.” An Orthodontist receives three additional years of training  beyond dental school.

For many adult patients, the Orthodontist may work with a Periodontist in cases where the patient has experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable. An Orthodontist can also help with a Dentist’s work when teeth are missing or malshaped, or are planned to be replaced, or restored with crowns, bridges, or implants. By working together, the dental team can achieve results for patients that cannot be produced alone. Dr. Chase notes ways his practice helps adult Orthodontic patients:

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health

An added bonus to an improved facial structure and smile: Adult patients get a boost in confidence in their professional and personal lives that comes with a better, healthier smile.

Upon completing her Orthodontic treatment, one adult ARCH patient told Dr. Chase, “I learned that it’s never too late to improve your smile. I learned the treatment can take longer when you’re older, but it’s definitely worth it. And I learned that having a great smile not only makes you feel better about yourself, but it changes the way people look at and listen to what you say. I commend the ARCH team for changing my life — and I’m so appreciative.”

From now through March 31 any patient who refers a new patient to ARCH will be entered in a drawing to win a Bose portable speaker. ARCH offers free initial consultations (a $500 value) and no-interest financing.  The practice also offers courtesy discounts to families of military personnel, veterans and municipal employees in the towns where they have offices.  To schedule a no-obligation appointment, call 1-800-28- SMILE, email: smilemaker@archorthodontics.com  or visit   www.archorthodontics.com .  ARCH Orthodontics offices are in Bridgewater • Brockton • Canton • Hyannis • Hyde Park  • Orleans  •  Randolph • Stoughton • Westwood.

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