Author:Dr. Michael Stosich

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.

fall treats to avoid with braces

Grayslake, Round Lake, IL – Today’s metal braces are strong and effective, but it is still important to take certain steps to avoid damaging the brackets and wires. And as the air turns cooler, certain foods go hand-in-hand with the crisp, fall weather, but some of these may spell danger for your braces.

“Certain foods just sort of scream Fall,” says Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontist serving Grayslake and Round Lake IL area. “Caramel and candied apples, popcorn, pecan pie, and Halloween candy will soon be found everywhere. While I want my patients to enjoy the season, it’s also important that they remember the types of foods to avoid and that they continue to work hard to take care of their braces.”

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.

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