Ben & Maria
This is Ben and Maria
They are patients of ours who seem to do everything together! Ben and Maria have known each other for 14 years, and have been married for 6 years. Ben and Maria have a lot in common including their careers! They met while working as chefs at the Four Seasons Hotel. Ben currently works there, while Maria currently works as a chef at Cactus Club Café. For fun, Ben and Maria both agree that they enjoy travelling because they get the chance to experience new styles of cuisines and different cultures. When asked about her hobbies, Maria added “yes, we like to eat, but no, we do not cook at home!”.
You may wonder what the experience is like to have orthodontic treatment with your significant other. We think this is Ben and Maria’s expertise, so we asked them about their experience!
When asked what made them decide to get braces as a couple Ben reported “it was 10 years of nagging from Maria!”. Maria admitted, that she knew Ben would not be willing to start unless she joined him too.
Since then, Ben and Maria both agreed that the biggest benefit to starting orthodontic treatment together was the shared experience. Progressing in tandem has even promoted a mutual compassion for each other- as Maria puts it “he understands my pain!”. Ben highlighted a very practical aspect of having braces together; booking appointments together. Ben and Maria like to come in together, so they tend to come on the same day of the week, when they both have the day with each other.
A lot of couples would worry that paying for braces for two people at the same time would be a heavy burden, however, Maria and Ben found that the monthly payment options at our office were both flexible and affordable. Having monthly payments at 0% financing is appealing to a lot couples that start treatment together.
When asked if Maria had been competing with Ben to get her braces off, she said “YES! You guys are obviously #teamben”.
Ben is just about to get his braces off, so unfortunately for Maria, Ben won that competition!