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North Shore, IL – A new year often brings about resolutions, typically centered around ways we can better ourselves. Eating healthier, hitting the gym more, and maybe even tackling big life changes such as going back to school or getting a new job are often on people’s resolution lists. If you have plans to make 2021 your best year yet, why not add a smile makeover to that list?

Palatal Expanders

Grayslake And Round Lake, IL – The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist for the first time around the age of seven. For some people this may seem too young, but it is the ideal time for several reasons. The most important reason is that by starting a relationship with an orthodontist early, the orthodontist can take advantage of a jaw that is still growing.

Orthodontics Consultation

North Shore, IL – Did you know that you don’t need to wait for a referral from your dentist to see an orthodontist for the first time? If you have concerns about your smile, or about the way your child’s smile is taking shape, you can schedule an orthodontic consultation with the orthodontist of your choice today. “Many patients mistakenly believe that they must receive a referral from a dentist before scheduling an appointment with our...

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Kenilworth, IL – Our world is full of new and exciting technologies, and we see these technologies advancing on an almost daily basis. Technology can improve our lives in many ways and can help us streamline our lives. However, some orthodontic offices may offer hyped up claims about AI technology and computer monitoring being able to provide superior treatment. Dr. Michael Stosich warns us not to get caught up in these claims.

iDentity Orthodontics COVID-19 Measurements

Kenilworth, IL – COVID-19, the global pandemic that brought the world to a halt, no doubt has you wondering if it is safe to return to pre-pandemic activities, such as routine visits to your doctor, dentist or orthodontist. iDentity Orthodontics, led by Dr. Michael Stosich, is open and seeing patients and adheres to the strictest disinfection policies as laid out by the Centers for Disease Control.

Invisalign Aligners

Kenilsworth, IL – Invisalign is an appealing orthodontic treatment option. Who doesn’t want to move their teeth using an almost invisible device that is also touted to be comfortable and removable? No more metal mouth and no worrying about food getting stuck in brackets and wires – that sounds great!

When Invisalign first came on the market, it was really only best used in patients with minor malocclusions. Over the years, the company has made improvements and now Invisalign is marketed as an ideal option to rival standard metal braces. But is that really the case – has Invisalign improved and become more efficient at moving teeth?

Adult Orthodontics

Grayslake, IL – More adults than ever are turning to orthodontic treatment to get the smiles they’ve always wanted. Today, nearly one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Orthodontic treatment not only creates a more beautiful smile, it creates a better bite, allowing for teeth to fit together better and decrease the risk of future dental problems.

But there is a lot to know about orthodontic treatment. Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics explains getting braces or using clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, as an adult.