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Hadley School for the BlindWe are honored to announce that our own Dr. Michael Stosich has been appointed Trustee for the Hadley School for the Blind. Dr. Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics firmly believes in reaching out to the community and this is one more way in which he remains involved in helping those in need to enjoy a more fulfilling life through his philanthropic endeavors.

Dr. Stosich was invited by the school’s president, Charles Young, where he was unanimously voted in to act as trustee on behalf of the school. Dr. Stosich considers this an honor to be appointed to such a renowned school as Hadley. He is one of the youngest members and currently the only D.M.D. on the list of Trustees at the Hadley School. Dr. Stosich is also a current educator where he is Faculty at the University of Chicago, and currently runs his busy orthodontic practices in Grayslake and Kenilworth, Illinois. His practice involves helping children to older adults to have a healthier life through orthodontics, where his inclusive orthodontic philosophy also serves the Illinois All Kids Braces Program.

impacted wisdom toothIf you are concerned that your wisdom teeth coming in will undermine your orthodontic treatment of wearing braces for a couple of years, you shouldn’t be too concerned. Wisdom teeth will not cause your other teeth to become crooked; however, there are incidences where wisdom teeth coming in can and will cause problems, but crooked teeth is not one of them.

Girl with braces on teeth
ROUND LAKE, GRAYSLAKE & WAUKEGAN, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich is a participating member in the DentaQuest Medicaid braces public aid program in Illinois called “Braces With the Medical Card.” He has orthodontic offices in Grayslake and Wilmette – Kenilworth. He works with children up to the age of 18 who qualify for what is also known as a All Kids Medical Card Braces Program. This allows families to pay no money to little money out-of-pocket when enrolled in Braces Medicaid for orthodontics.

Underbite treatment

What is an Underbite?

An underbite is when the lower jaw and teeth protrude out and over the upper teeth. It is not as common as an overbite but currently 1 in 10 Americans has an underbite. This condition can affect anyone of any ethnicity, although it is more commonly seen in Asian ethnicities; however, anyone is prone to this condition, and Dr. Michael Stosich with iDentity Orthodontics says that underbites are typically hereditary.

Grayslake LingualMany people are opting for braces far past their teen years these days. With the onslaught of commercials telling us we should look a certain way, act a certain way, and have teeth that look a certain way, we have become a nation of greater self awareness. In some cases, this is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it involves your teeth.

michael StosichNORTH SHORE, IL-Finding the highest quality of orthodontic care just got a whole lot easier for residents of the North Shore. Dr. Michael Stosich, orthodontist at iDentity Orthodontics, already has successful practices in Grayslake and the University of Chicago.

The Illinois orthodontist can’t wait for the growth and development of his North Shore office.

“It was just the right time and place,” says Dr. Stosich. “The North Shore is home to many families, including my home. We want to make sure that they have convenient access to orthodontic treatment.”

GRAYSLAKE, IL-You might have just recently got the news that your child will need braces. Parents and children typically have mixed reactions when they hear this. Children might be a bit skeptical at first, while parents are glad that their child will have straight, beautiful teeth.

Braces CostsBut then reality starts to sink in. How will you be able to afford orthodontic care? According to Embrace-It, an online orthodontic resource, the cost of various orthodontic care plans can range from $3,000-$8,000. Though this may sound like a lot of money, it’s truly an investment in your child’s smile, as well as their overall health and success.

ROUND LAKE, IL-Let’s say that your teenager is having a hectic day. They could be anxious about a major test, a problem with a friend or their sporting event later in the evening. The last thing on their mind is to smile.

perfect teethAccording to Psychological Science, even the most forced of smiles can decrease your stress and liven your mood. The study looked at two smiles, the standard and the Duchenne. The standard smile is located in the muscles surrounding the mouth, while the Duchenne (genuine) smile spreads to the eyes and feels more natural.