February 28th, 2014
“Every child should have a check-up with an Orthodontist by age 7,” says Dr. Robert Chavez of ARCH Orthodontics, who has been practicing Orthodontics for 40 years in Stoughton (Mass. ), concurring with the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) of which he is a lifelong member.
“For some children, a timely evaluation will lead to significant treatment benefits initiated at the right time,” says Dr. Chavez. “For others, the principal immediate benefit is a parent’s peace of mind.”
Why bring a child to the Orthodontist by age 7? Dr. Chavez points out that by age… More 7 children should have all of their 6-year molars and their four upper as well as lower permanent anterior teeth. Evaluating the presence and position of these teeth allows the Orthodontist to form an accurate diagnosis, treatment plan, and timetable for what care a child may need over the following 5 to 10 years. “Our dedication to early diagnosis is critical to prevent extensive, difficult Orthodontic treatment later on,” says Dr. Chavez. ARCH offers this screening without charge.
He adds, “We don’t typically advocate comprehensive Orthodontic treatment at age 7, but in some cases, early interceptive treatment may be appropriate.” Where needed, Orthodontic work for girls usually doesn’t begin until ages 10-12 and for boys, ages 11-13. Decisions about a treatment plan should involve the Dentist, parents and Orthodontist. In the past decade, people of all ages are opting for Orthodontic work. “While numbers of people at the extremes are rare we, as Specialists, have treated patents from 4 to 84,” says Dr. Chavez.
Dr. Chavez, who since 1978 has also served as an Associate Surgeon at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, estimates his practice has helped to improve the self-confidence, appearance, and ‘bite’ of some 20,000 patients. ARCH Orthodontics has several offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod. His son, Dr. Andrew Chase, joined the practice 16 years ago and continues the legacy that includes the Core Values of care, concern, compassion and integrity.
“Our team treats every patient with the highest level of compassion, respect, integrity and admiration. We aim to make each patient’s office visit the greatest part of their day – with the goal of providing extraordinary results and amazing smiles.” It’s been Dr. Chavez’s mantra for 40 years.
February 3rd, 2014
ARCH Orthodontics Teams with Richard Morgan Photography
Free New Smile Portrait Marks ‘New Smile’ Milestone
Now, every ARCH Orthodontics braces grad is being offered a complimentary professional portrait session and photo upon completion of their prescribed treatment regimen.
Patients can schedule a photo session with veteran portrait photographer Rich Morgan at his West Bridgewater studio. They will receive a 5” x 7“ custom portrait. A copy may also be displayed at ARCH offices.
Dr. Andrew Chase and Dr. Robert Chavez of ARCH said, “We are proud of the hard work our patients put into their new smiles. We love being a part of this wonderful, life-changing experience and want to help show it off. This is another way of saying ‘thank you’ for letting us be a part of the new you and your new smile!”
Photographer Morgan says, “Patients can bring clothing changes, props, instruments — whatever makes you YOU!” Morgan, who has more than 30 years of professional family and corporate photography experience and has many well-known clients, says, “We recognize that not everyone enjoys having their picture taken, so we put in extra effort to ensure the portrait session is fun and comfortable. We help people enjoy the session so their natural smiles and expressions shine through, creating portraits that truly capture each unique personality.”
ARCH Orthodontics, the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts, is currently sponsoring a video contest for patients, and expects lots of excitement for its annual Halloween costume contest. ARCH Orthodontics has offices in Stoughton, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Hyannis, Hyde Park, Orleans, Randolph and Westwood. To schedule a free consultation call 1-800-28- SMILE, email email@example.com or visit www.archorthodontics.com.
Rich Morgan Photography is located at 26 Crescent St., West Bridgewater, MA / (508) 254-8097 / www.richmorganphotography.com
January 28th, 2014
ORTHODONTISTS NAME KIERSTEN KHOURY ‘PATIENT OF THE QUARTER’
WESTWOOD, MASS. (Issued WINTER 2014) — Speaking of her daughter Kiersten who was crowned International Junior Miss New England Pre-Teen 2014 in New York in November, mom Dr. Dawn Khoury says, “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.”
Kiersten’s Orthodontist, Dr. Andrew Chase at ARCH Orthodontics in Westwood, 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. He notes, “A beautiful smile can make a difference in your life. That’s one reason that, for the fourth year, ARCH is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.”
Kiersten says, “I couldn’t wait to get my braces and I wear them proudly. I’m looking forward to the day when my smile is perfect.” Her mom adds, “I’m happy she will have healthy, straight teeth. We both have Dr. Chase and the ARCH Orthodontics staff to thank for this.”
Kiersten, a 7th grade honor student at Westwood’s Thurston Middle School, competed in categories including Modeling, Evening Wear, and Interviews. Kiersten hopes to become a Chiropractor one day just like her parents Drs. Wassim and Dawn Khoury who own the Khoury Center for Chiropractic and Wellness in Dedham.
During her reign, Kiersten will be volunteering for various charities and will participate in public appearances and charity functions. Kiersten and other contestants hosted a Christmas party for women and children who have survived domestic violence. The girls each sponsored a child and purchased a present for them. “Together they coordinated entertainment, decorations, and goodies so that the children and their moms could have a Christmas they deserve,” says Dawn Khoury.
Future plans? Kiersten will compete for the international title of Miss Pre-Teen in Virginia Beach, VA in July, 2014, with contestants from the US and around the world. In her spare time Kiersten 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.
Dawn Khoury adds, “Kiersten has been doing pageants since she was 5 and this is her second national title. Pageantry adds so much to who she is as a person.” (To request an appearance by Kiersten for a community event, contact her mom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCH Orthodontics’ Westwood office is located at 805 High St. (781-329-1150.) To schedule a free consultation, call 1-800-28- SMILE, email email@example.com or visit www.archorthodontics.com. ARCH has nearby offices in Canton and Stoughton as well as on Cape Cod.
Survey Says One-Third of Americans Believe Their Smile Can Lead to Love, Social and Professional Success
January 21st, 2014
48% of Americans Have ‘Untagged’ Their Facebook Picture Because They Didn’t Like Their Smile.
Local Orthodontists Who Have Improved 20,000 Smiles Agree
BOSTON, MASS. (Issued Winter 2014) — The verdict is in. Your smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. And most people agree that a great smile can lead to pluses in social circles, with potential love interests, and in professional settings.
More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile, according to a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) of which Dr. Robert Chavez and Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics are long-time members. “A nicer smile helps in all relationships,” says Dr. Chavez who this year marks his 40th year in practice. “We have a solution for every Orthodontic problem.” He estimates that ARCH has helped to improve the smiles of 20,000 people, from age 4 to 84.
Seeing the results of this survey, especially around Valentine’s Day, inspires some people to consider finally taking care of teeth straightening, crowding, spacing or ‘bite’ issues that have made them uncomfortable or self-conscious for a long time, according to Dr. Chavez. Improved alignment can also help improve oral hygiene and prevent gum disease.
Among other findings of the national survey:
- 77% of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline in a potential love interest.
- 48% of Americans ages 18-24 have untagged a picture of themselves on Facebook because they didn’t like their smile.
- Of Americans who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, 36% believe they would have a better social life if they had better teeth.
- 22% of those who are unhappy with their smile think that better teeth would lead to a better love life.
- On a professional level, 78% perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. 14% of those unhappy with their teeth felt that they might be missing out on a better job.
“Treatment today is unobtrusive, almost invisible,” says Dr. Chase. “Professional Orthodontics has come a long way with innovative options and materials such as clear aligners, lingual braces and ceramic braces,” adds Dr. Chase, who joined his father’s practice in 1998. “Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.” The survey shows that two-thirds of Americans think they are never too old for treatment.
Among well-known personalities who have worn clear and/or invisible braces are Justin Bieber (age 19) and Miley Cyrus (age 21), and those who waited a bit longer — Tom Cruise (age 51) and Faith Hill (age 46). ARCH is the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts.
ARCH Orthodontics, the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts, has several local convenient offices south of Boston and on Cape Cod. To schedule a free consultation call 1-800-28- SMILE, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.archorthodontics.com.