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Cleft Lip and Palate Case OneSKOKIE, IL-Doctors involved in dentofacial orthodontics see cleft lip and palate cases from two perspectives today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 7,000 American children are born with an oral cleft defect.

When a child has a cleft lip, their lip hasn’t formed completely and isn’t closed properly. Cleft palate, on the other hand, means that there’s a hole in the roof of their mouth.

GRAYSLAKE, IL-A successful orthodontic practice consists of more than the leading orthodontist. It also takes an elite staff.

At iDentity Orthodontics, we have a tremendous team. They are all educated and qualified both clinically and in customer service.

But most importantly, we believe that we care more than the standard orthodontic practice. Our team always maintains a warm, inviting atmosphere that patients love.

Dr. StosichWILMETTE, IL-Not many orthodontists can say they have the education and training of iDentity Orthodontics’ Dr. Michael Stosich. But even with his sterling professional background, Dr. Stosich pushes to make a positive impact in the community as well.

Growing up in Chicago, he always wanted to serve others. Dr. Stosich quickly realized that orthodontics would pave the way for his career. He spent seven years at elite research universities where he experimented how teeth could move more efficiently through bone.

Dr. StosichSKOKIE, IL-Practicing orthodontists are usually thought of as doctors who straighten teeth with appliances or braces. But Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics does so much more.

He recently traveled to France and spoke to the pediatric surgeons and residents at the University of Dijon on craniofacial orthodontics, as well as cell-based therapies.

He talked about his treatment philosophy, methods of treatment, diagnosis and stem cell-based reconstruction research.

BracesROUND LAKE, IL-Traditional braces are usually discussed when a patient needs orthodontic care. In recent years, however, some orthodontists have encouraged the advantages of self-ligating braces, such as Damon braces.

According to the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, self-ligating braces remain very similar to traditional braces following an extended clinical trial (American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2013).

KENILWORTH, IL-There’s no arguing that straight teeth is viewed as healthy and attractive. Couple that with orthodontic advancements in recent years and it’s easy to see why so many adults are choosing braces to straighten their teeth.
According to survey data, adults make up 25 percent of orthodontic patients today. Dr. Michael Stosich, renowned orthodontist, confirms that number at his practice.

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Typically when we think of those, we think of preteens and teenagers who were advised by their dentists to consult with an orthodontist as early as possible.

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Grayslake, Ill. Every year thousands of babies are born with birth defects or suffer from facial injuries that require surgery. Children often need craniofacial reconstruction to repair abnormalities in the shape of the skull and facial features due to birth defects or genetic disorders. Craniofacial reconstruction also repairs traumatic injuries resulting from accidents. Craniofacial reconstruction in children requires special techniques and planning because the surgeon must allow for the future growth of the child’s facial bones and features.