Orthodontic Treatment Tag

GRAYSLAKE & GURNEE, ILLINOIS – You’ve just gotten braces and you’re already counting the days until you get them off.

Do you want to make sure you finish your treatment on time or even a little early? Brush and floss your teeth. Yes, that’s right. A good oral hygiene routine can actually help speed along your treatment. Watch this video to learn how to floss while wearing braces and read the rest of the post for more details about this.

Orthodontist in GurneeGRAYSLAKE AND GURNEE, ILLINOIS— We here at iDentity Orthodontics are excited to announce that Dr. Michael Stosich recently joined the Smiles Change Lives family of orthodontic providers.

Smiles Change Lives is a national organization headquartered in Kansas City that makes essential orthodontic treatment accessible to children who come from low-income families and may not otherwise be able to receive it.

“A smile is one of the most simple, inexpensive and wonderful things in the world.”

As powerful and easy as a smile is, sometimes the way we feel about ourselves and our appearance make it difficult to complete this powerful action. There are actual psychological benefits to smiling, and by not believing that you have a good smile, it can adversely affect the mental well being of an individual. It can make you want to keep to yourself and become highly self-conscious. On the other hand, having a good smile can add to the personality of an individual.

Brushing Teeth With BracesPeople have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years.  In fact, the first “toothbrush” was created around 3000BC.  Studies show that ancient civilizations used a thin twig with a frayed edge to rub against their teeth for cleaning.  Luckily for us, in today’s society we have advanced a lot from that twig!  Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

KENILWORTH AND GRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS – It’s not too late to make your New Year’s resolutions. Getting a beautiful, healthy smile should be at the top of the list for 2012.

Having straight teeth is just a great side benefit of going through orthodontic treatment. There are many health benefits, as well.