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braces white spots on teeth

Round Lake, IL – One question orthodontists often hear is “will braces leave whites spots on my teeth?” How can you ensure that your smile is not only straighter, but without any blemish after your orthodontic treatment? Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics, a board certified orthodontist and a braces expert from Round Lake, IL area explains how white spots can form on the teeth and how to ensure it doesn’t happen to you during orthodontic treatment.

clear retainers

Grayslake, IL – If you opted for clear aligner therapy to get the smile of your dreams, you probably did so because of the highly discreet nature of using a clear aligner system. The aligners are made of a clear plastic, allowing them to become virtually invisible when in place. But to keep them that way and to keep your treatment on track, it’s important to take proper care of them.

buck teeth overjet orthodontist Round Lake IL

Grayslake, IL – A beautiful smile is a valuable tool – it not only boosts your self-esteem, but it also projects kindness and confidence to those around you. If you have a malocclusion, you may feel self-conscious about your smile and try to hide it. But orthodontic treatment is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, no matter what type of malocclusion you may have.

“Overjets, sometimes referred to as buck teeth, occur when the upper teeth protrude outward and sit over the bottom teeth at an angle,” says Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontist in Round Lake area.  “An overjet can make it difficult to chew and bite properly, close your lips all the way, and speak properly. Some people with overjets also frequently bite into the insides of their cheeks or their tongue.”

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Kenilworth, IL – The role of an orthodontist is to create a beautiful, healthy, smile housed in a bite that functions properly. It’s a delicate balance that involves scientific and careful planning. In some instances, this planning includes extracting teeth to allow for the remaining teeth to move properly to create the best result. Some people may be afraid that extracting teeth may be accomplishing the opposite of what they hope to achieve. Orthodontic treatment creates...

Palatal Expander

Grayslake, IL – Palatal expanders seek to accomplish exactly what the name says – expand the palate. But how exactly does it work, and will your child need one?

A palate that is too narrow can lead to crooked and overcrowded teeth. A palatal expander can be a wonderful option for younger orthodontic patients who have jaws that are still growing. The expander can work to widen the palate to allow for teeth to be realigned with adequate space.

impacted-tooth-and-orthodontics

Kenilworth, IL – Orthodontic issues that require treatment come in many forms. We often think of issues such as underbites, overbites and spacing issues, but impacted teeth can affect the function of a person’s smile. But what exactly are impacted teeth, and how can orthodontics help?

“Impacted teeth are teeth that are not able to fully erupt because they are blocked from doing so,” says Round Lake orthodontist, Dr. Michael Stosich. “The impacted tooth is unable to push through the gums, often due to a spacing issue, and discomfort, as well as issues with how the bite is able to function, can occur.”

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