Practice introduces a simpler way to prepare for braces, reduce braces time.

(Issued Summer 2017) –  A local Orthodontic office has introduced state-of-the-art technologies that are simpler, more comfortable, can reduce time in braces  – and are often less expensive.

ARCH Orthodontics has a four-decade tradition with leading-edge treatments and technologies.  The tradition started with Dr. Robert Chavez who founded ARCH in Stoughton 43 years ago. Today his son Dr. Andrew Chase and his team proudly carry on that tradition at all 9 ARCH offices.

Dr. Chase says, “In addition to Orthodontics, we specialize in dentofacial orthopedics. Due to facial features or alignment issues, we may combine braces with other appliances. Historically, headgear was a common ‘go to’ appliance, but compliance, comfort, lifestyle functionality and usage were often questionable, hampering results, ultimately resulting in increased treatment times and patient frustration. Now, we can often achieve the same orthopedic correction with a sleek, comfortable, practically invisible intraoral appliance in less than 6 months, leaving relatively simple corrections for braces or Invisalign to complete, often in less than a year. The ability to offer more complex treatment options is traceable to an Orthodontist’s additional three years of training beyond dental school.”

One of ARCH’s newest technologies is the Carriere Motion™ appliance connected to 2 or 4 teeth, that corrects bites formerly altered by headgears and other methods. For some, this may eliminate the need for extracting teeth and/or surgically-assisted Orthodontic treatment. Dr. Chase says, “This can reduce braces time, is used for 3-4 months and corrects the harder portion of treatment first. Following the Carriere, we use another new technology, the SLX bracket system, to facilitate quicker, more efficient treatments and better outcomes. Brackets ensure effective case management, optimal tooth positioning, and meticulous finishes.”

Another ARCH technology is AcceleDent Now® that uses micropulses to complement conventional treatment, speeding treatment time, and reducing discomfort with only 20 minutes of use per day. It is compatible with nearly all treatment options. While the Orthodontist works to move teeth in specific directions, AcceleDent vibrations accelerate the boney changes which occur surrounding teeth to speed movement. Braces time may be 50% shorter. “Patients planning weddings successfully started just 6 – 8 months before their big day,” smiles Dr. Chase.

He adds, “Shorter treatment time means a shorter period to worry about poor hygiene, fewer trips to our office — and a quicker path to your new smile, new self-confidence — and new outlook. We’re constantly researching the industry and finding new ways to shorten treatment times (and often costs), using gentle, more comfortable, more natural tools and techniques. I urge anyone with misaligned teeth or space issues to make an appointment at one of our 9 offices – (781) 209-6776.”

ARCH, the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts, offers free initial consultation and interest-free financing. ARCH has 9 offices between Boston and Cape Cod.

–  By Stanley Hurwitz /   (508) 269-0570  /