Author:Dr. Michael Stosich

switch orthodontist after putting on braces

Kenilworth, IL – You’re in orthodontic treatment an everything is progressing nicely. But, something comes up, like a move to a new city, and you need to switch orthodontist. Or, you aren’t quite sure you like how your treatment is progressing and you’d like to try a new orthodontist. No matter what your reason, you can always switch your orthodontic treatment, even after putting on your braces or Invisalign or if it’s in the middle of treatment.

what is a crossbite?

Grayslake, IL – A malocclusion refers to the improper positioning of teeth when the jaws are closed. There are several types of malocclusions, including crossbites. But what exactly is a crossbite, and how can it be corrected?

A crossbite occurs when your teeth don’t line up properly when your mouth is closed. In a normal bite, the upper teeth are wider and sit toward the outside of the bottom teeth. The upper teeth each match with a lower tooth to help evenly spread out the force of chewing. In a crossbite, however, that doesn’t happen, and it can damage your teeth.

Can Orthodontic Issues Be Genetic?

Round Lake, IL – We often hear phrases relating to the genetics passed on to us from our parents. Things such as “She has her mother’s eyes” or “he has his father’s nose.” But have you ever wondered where your teeth came from? While someone may tell you you have a smile like one of your parents, chances are good they aren’t referring to the teeth themselves. But your genetics and your teeth are closely linked.

Essix retainer

Round Lake, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich and his team at iDentity Dental love seeing the excitement on their patients’ faces on the day their braces are removed. Seeing how happy they are with their new smiles is one of the best parts of the job. But educating patients on how to help that smile stay so straight is an important part of the job.

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.”

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