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wisdom teeth and braces

Grayslake, IL – Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt during the late teen or early adult years. We don’t have much use for these teeth today, so they are typically removed as most jaws don’t have enough room to accommodate them. But if you’ve heard the old wives’ tale that you should wait on orthodontic treatment until after these teeth have come in, Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics says that isn’t the case.

invisalign and bruxism

Wilmette, ILInvisalign clear aligners are an increasingly popular way for teens and adults to get the straighter smiles they’ve always wanted. People love them because they offer a high level of discretion, and they are comfortable and removable. The plastic aligners fit snugly over the teeth to guide teeth to their desired locations. But, if you grind your teeth is Invisalign a good option for you?

Canted-Smile-Correction

Round Lake, IL – Some smiles come in slightly tilted or with a degree of asymmetry in relation to the lips and gums. If you notice something that is just slightly off when you smile, you may be tempted to hide your smile rather than displaying it for the world to see. And that’s where Dr. Michael Stosich comes in.

“Orthodontic treatment is available to help individuals who present with a host of different issues,” says Dr. Stosich. “Sometimes, that issue is mostly a cosmetic concern, but many times even cosmetic issues can also lead to problems with functionality over time.”

Get invisalign treatment only through board certified orthodontists

Round Lake, IL – Clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, continues to gain in popularity. And it’s no wonder – who doesn’t want to get a straighter smile using a treatment that is clear, comfortable, and removable? But when it comes to choosing a provider, expertise matters.

“I always encourage patients to do their research when choosing an orthodontic provider,” says Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics. “Creating beautiful smiles is a science and an artform, and patients deserve to receive treatment from a provider who understands how these two work together to create beautiful smiles and properly functioning bites.”

Extracting Baby Teeth For Proper Eruption

Wilmette – Kenilworth, IL – To extract or not to extract – that is often a question asked of orthodontists and dental experts as children are growing. Can extracting otherwise healthy baby teeth have a positive impact on the eruption of permanent teeth? Dr. Michael Stosich always says look to the science.

One of the teeth these experts often look to is the canine. For patients who may have a palatally displaced permanent canine, could extraction of the primary tooth assist in its eruption? One examination of several studies of this sought to determine just that.

6 months clear aligners

Round Lake, IL – In today’s world, consumers often want instant results. In a world where almost everything we can imagine is available at the tip of our fingers, the idea of waiting for orthodontic treatment to finish can be frustrating. The good news is, in the hands of the right orthodontist, you may be able to see your treatment finished in no time.

“We live in a fast-paced world, and orthodontic patients are anxious to see their treatment zip by,” says Dr. Stosich, a board certified orthodontist in Round Lake IL. “The good news is that technology has improved, so when we use scientifically backed methods and treatment planning, we can treat patients more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Sometimes, that means patients can be in and out of braces in as little as six months.”

new year ortho treatment

Wilmette, IL – Your smile is an important part of who you are. Your smile greets the world. But your smile also has an impact on your health. If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment, no matter the reason, make 2022 the year you discover the health benefits orthodontic treatment can have.

“Everyone is aware of the most obvious benefits of orthodontic treatment,” says Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics in Wilmette IL. “A straighter, more beautiful smile is a huge advantage to getting orthodontic treatment. But braces and aligners can also improve your oral health, thereby improving your overall health.”

invisalign bad breath

Wilmette, Kenilworth, IL – Invisalign is a wonderful way for patient to get their ideal smiles and perfect bites. But, as with any orthodontic treatment, it requires careful attention to oral care during the treatment. And that means paying close attention not just to your teeth, but to your Invisalign aligners, as well.

“Some patients find they may have more occasions of bad breath while in Invisalign treatment,” says Dr. Stosich. “Bad breath is embarrassing and definitely something you want to work to avoid. Luckily, there are ways you can keep halitosis at bay – it just takes a bit of work on your part.

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