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Parents frequently ask about "The cost of
Parents' fear of prohibitive or unaffordable costs of
orthodontics may be speculative at best. Many caring
orthodontists are able to keep costs down allow you to
pay over the course of treatment, maintain the highest
of quality, and give your family the personal care they
deserve. Parents should feel comfortable to ask if the
fees are within reasonable and customary levels, and
what they include. High initial payments (in my office Licensed Specialist
for example) have virtually been eliminated.
While the cost o treating teeth with a full mouth of braces may seem
high at first, an examination of the benefits derived from this
investment shows it to be quite worthwhile. When orthodontic
treatment is compared to similarly priced consumer products, its value
can be seen in its potential to bring long-lasting improvements to
health and self-esteem of the patient. In fact, orthodontic treatment
may be seen as a bargain when one figures in the expertise of the
orthodontist, the work of auxiliary personnel, the number of visits
required, and the good it ultimately does for the patient. What price
can we put on good comfortable chewing function, the ability to enjoy
eating, an inviting smile and the high self-esteem that comes with it
udy Markovitz of Farmington
Hills and Linda and Frank Krapf
of New Fairfield, Conn., are
delighted to announce the engagement
of their children, Sinde Bloomberg and
Sinde earned a bachelor of science
degree in biopsychology and cognitive
sciences from the University of Michigan.
She is working as a biometrics data man-
ager in clinical research at Pfizer Inc. in
New York City, where she and Eric met.
Eric earned a bachelor of science
degree in biology from Bucknell
University in Lewisburg, Pa., and his
master of business administration degree
in finance and marketing from Fordham
University in New York City. He works
Everyone wants a beautiful smile and everyone deserves to have a
healthy one. The orthodontist's goal is to achieve both for the patient.
The importance of an attractive smile should not be underestimated.
The satisfaction of seeing a child feel good about themselves is
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P.S. Perhaps the best rationale for evaluating the cost of orthodontic
treatment involves comparing it to the costs of non-treatment.
Nelson (Nick) Hersh
r. and Mrs. Jerry Modell of
Southfield are delighted to
announce the engagement
of their daughter Monica to Ari
Fischman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Fischman of Brooklyn, N.Y..
Ms. Modell earned a degree in man-
agement information systems from
Stern College in New York. Mr.
Fischman earned a degree in finance
from Queens College.
An October wedding is planned,
after which the couple plan to reside
in Englewood, N.J.
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