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New Pulse Technology Can Reduce Orthodontic Treatment Time by 50%

June 25th, 2015

archFor years, Orthodontists told patients there are no shortcuts: Moving teeth is a deliberate, methodical process that takes time, especially for younger, growing patients.

Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics says, “Even if a patient is totally compliant and your Orthodontist is brilliant, there’s one other factor that neither party can control: How your body responds.  Estimates of treatment time are based upon the complexity of the problem and the normal response of teeth to typical Orthodontic forces.”

But now, ARCH is among the first in the area to introduce one of the first major Orthodontic innovations in 15 years: AcceleDent, a light, comfortable device that can accelerates tooth movement by as much as 50% when used in conjunction with traditional or invisible braces.  It uses tiny vibrations called micropulses to activate the gene that is accountable for remodeling or changing the bones surrounding the teeth allowing them to move.  The technology is based on methods used in Orthopedic Medicine for nearly 30 years.

Since its introduction in 2009, thousands of patients worldwide have successfully been treated and many say it makes their Orthodontic experience more comfortable. AcceleDent is the only FDA-cleared medical device designed to hasten Orthodontic treatment.

Patients use Acceledent for 20 minutes per day for the duration of their treatment, from whenever they start.  For example, if a patient started treatment 9 months ago, the remaining treatment can be sped up by up to 50%.  So a 24-month case that started 9 months ago could finish in about 7-10 more months rather than 15 more months.

The patient receives a mouthpiece sized to fit around existing braces or aligners along with an activator.  Dr. Chase says the micropulses are gentle and exert about 8x less force than an electric toothbrush.

In one case, an Orthodontist told his 50 year-old female patient with an open bite that projected conventional Orthodontic treatment time would be 24-30 months. With AcceleDent, treatment time was shortened to 15 months. In another case, a 12 year-old boy with crowded teeth saw his projected conventional treatment time shortened from 26-29 months to 16 months.

“By offering accelerated treatment with AcceleDent, we’re able to make our patients’ Orthodontic experience faster and more pleasant, with less discomfort,” says Dr. Chase. “We encourage current patients to inquire since all are candidates for the procedure. It’s  non-invasive, super comfortable, can speed up the treatment considerably, and, for patients experiencing discomfort, that is usually reduced significantly using AcceleDent. We also discuss this option with each new patient, too.”

ARCH Orthodontics has offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod.  ARCH offers free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing.  To show appreciation to those who give back, ARCH is offering a courtesy discount to those serving in the military, veterans and members of their immediate families. A similar offer is extended to municipal employees in the towns where ARCH has offices and their immediate families. For more info or to schedule a free consultation:  email smilemaker@archorthodontics.com /  1-800-28-SMILE.  Visit  www.archorthodontics.com .

Two Live Bands and Miss Massachusetts to Highlight ARCH Orthodontics’ ‘Family Fun Day’ on June 20

June 8th, 2015

rabbMoonwalks, face painting, magicians, raffles, food, games, prizes, and a live band are some of the fun events planned for Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 20 from 11 am to 3 pm, sponsored by ARCH Orthodontics as a way to  thank its patients for their loyalty over the past 40 years. The party will be held at Faxon Park, opposite ARCH’s office at 5 Walnut Ave. (corner of Park St./Rte. 27) near Stoughton Center.

Adding to the festivities will be an opportunity to meet Miss Massachusetts, Lauren Kuhn. For the 5th consecutive year, ARCH is the Official Sponsor of Miss Massachusetts and its Scholarship Foundation. Lauren is a member of Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2017.  In the 2015 Miss America Pageant on national TV, she was a Top 5 Finalist, recognized for her virtuoso piano-playing.

ARCH was founded in Stoughton in 1974 by Dr. Robert Chavez who now operates the 9-office practice with his son, Dr. Andrew Chase, and a dedicated team of Orthodontists, certified assistants and office staff.

Advance reservations are requested for the June 20 event by contacting Jenn Gordon: jgordon@archorthodontics.com or by calling 1-800-28-SMILE.

ARCH Orthodontics has 9 offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod. As part of its anniversary celebration, ARCH is offering free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing.  To show appreciation to those who give back, ARCH is offering a courtesy discount  to those currently serving in the military, veterans and members of their immediate families. A similar offer is extended to municipal employees in the towns where ARCH has offices and their immediate families. For more info or to schedule a free consultation:  email smilemaker@archorthodontics.com /  1-800-28-SMILE.  Visit  www.archorthodontics.com .

Kiersten Khoury of Westwood Is Named Miss Massachusetts Jr. Teen United States 2015

June 3rd, 2015

Kiersten Khoury Miss Mass Jr Teen 0615Teen’s Mom Says, “Her Confidence Begins with a Beautiful Smile.”

WESTWOOD, MASS. (issued Spring 2015)  — Last fall, when Westwood 7th grader won the 2014 International Junior Miss New England Pre-Teen title, her mom, Dr. Dawn Khoury, said, “To have the confidence to go on stage in front of hundreds of people and present yourself with confidence — as well as having an interview before professional judges — are skills that will benefit Kiersten no matter what she does in life. Much of this starts with a beautiful, confident smile.”

Now, Kiersten’s confidence and poise have come through again as she recently earned the title of Miss Massachusetts Jr. Teen United States. Kiersten and her mom attribute some credit for her great smile to her Orthodontist, Dr. Andrew Chase at ARCH Orthodontics’ Westwood office.  Last year, she was selected as ARCH’s Patient of the Quarter.

Dr. Andrew Chase has worked with thousands of patients of all ages, from 4 to 84, and knows that people gain self-confidence when their teeth are properly aligned: “We strongly believe that a beautiful smile can make a difference in your life – psychologically, socially, professionally, and from a health standpoint.”

Kiersten, an honor student at Thurston Middle School, hopes to become a Chiropractor just like her parents Drs. Wassim and Dawn Khoury who own the Khoury Center for Chiropractic and Wellness in Dedham. She volunteers for various charities and participates in public appearances and charity functions.  She plays the flute, dances at The Dance Center of Dedham on their junior competitive team, participates in Girl Scouts, and is a student council representative at Thurston.

ARCH Orthodontics’ Westwood office is located at 805 High St. (781-329-1150.) To schedule a free consultation, call 1-800-28- SMILE, email smilemaker@archorthodontics.com or visit  www.archorthodontics.com.  ARCH, the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts for the 5th consecutive year, also operates nearby offices in Canton and Stoughton as well as on Cape Cod.

ARCH Orthodontics Marks 5th Year as Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts

May 29th, 2015

msmassFor the 5th consecutive year, ARCH Orthodontics is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts and a supporter of its Scholarship Foundation.  (http://missmassachusetts.tripod.com/index.html)

 

Lauren Kuhn, 2014 Miss Massachusetts, has a close connection to the dental world. She’s a member of Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2017.  In the 2015 Miss America Pageant on national TV, Lauren was a Top 5 Finalist, recognized for her virtuoso piano-playing.

ARCH’s Dr. Andrew Chase says, “We share common values and a philosophy with the Miss Massachusetts program: to strive for excellence and to do our part to improve the community. We believe life is full of things to smile about and that Orthodontic treatment is an investment in that smile which will reap benefits for a lifetime. We know that a healthy and attractive smile always creates a better impression.”

“As a third year Doctor of Dental Medicine candidate,” Lauren says, “I see that proper flossing and brushing are two of the most important preventative measures a person can take to maintain their oral health. For those with crowding, malocclusion, or other Orthodontic issues, these simple tasks can be more difficult.  In addition to helping avoid sensitivity and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain from malocclusion, Orthodontics also helps people succeed because they are more likely to be confident in their smile and generally, more confident in themselves.”

 

Lauren adds, “Orthodontics is an option for both children and adults and an Orthodontic consult can help people of any age determine whether treatment is right for them. Three of my grandparents had braces past the age of 40 and they are still grateful for their results today.  I want to say thank you to ARCH Orthodontics for helping me make adjustments to my bite and alignment of my teeth.  The proper positioning of teeth and a comfortable bite can make such a big difference in quality of life!”

 

Dr. Robert Chavez says. “ARCH annually supports the non-profit Miss Mass. Scholarship Foundation because of its dedication to helping young women recognize their potential.” Five years ago, ARCH became the first Miss Massachusetts Orthodontic sponsor in the organization’s history. The new Miss Mass. will be chosen in late June in Worcester.

 

ARCH Orthodontics has 9 offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod. As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, ARCH is offering free consultations for all ages – a $500 value – and no-interest financing.  ARCH is also offering a courtesy discount to those currently serving in the military, veterans and members of their immediate families. A similar offer is extended to municipal employees in the towns where ARCH has offices and their immediate families. For more info or to schedule a free consultationemail smilemaker@archorthodontics.com /  1-800-28-SMILE.  Visit  www.archorthodontics.com .

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