Kenilworth, IL – Invisalign treatment has revolutionized the way patients receive orthodontic care. For those who may have avoided treatment because they wanted a more discrete option, Invisalign offers the highest level of aesthetics. But still, some patients may avoid treatment because they worry Invisalign treatment may be too expensive.
Kenilworth, IL – Overbites are one of the most common malocclusions affecting the population. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 45% of the population may have some degree of an overbite. Severe overbites may not only make a person self-conscious about their appearance, but can have a negative impact on their daily lives.
Kenilworth, IL – If you are a teen who needs braces, you probably have some questions. How will wearing braces impact your life? Dr. Michael Stosich, a Chicago-area orthodontist, treats patients of all ages and answers some of the most commonly asked questions by teens.
Kenilworth, IL– One of the most commonly asked questions when patients get braces is how long will treatment last? Unfortunately, there isn’t an exact answer to that question. But, Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics regularly treats patients with shorter treatment times and higher comfort levels. How does he do it?
Kenilworth, IL – The day your braces come off is an exciting day, but it doesn’t mean your orthodontic treatment is over. To keep those pearly whites in their new, straighter positions, you’ll have to wear a retainer. But what happens if your retainer doesn’t fit anymore?
Clear braces are a wonderful option for patients who want the reliability of traditional braces, but in an aesthetically pleasing way. Today’s clear braces are made of high grade polycrystalline ceramic and do not stain easily. But, there are some steps you can take to ensure your clear braces, as well as the clear ligature ties, stay as fresh as possible. Dr. Michael Stosich offers the following tips to keep your clear braces clean and fresh throughout your orthodontic treatment.
For orthodontic patients with certain malocclusions, braces alone cannot create the ideal bite needed for a healthy and stable smile. Orthodontists use appliances such as headgear and elastics, and in extreme cases even surgery, to ensure patients have properly functioning bites. Temporary anchorage devices are a great tool many orthodontists use instead of headgear or surgery for eligible patients.
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for cosmetic purposes – a straight smile is a healthy smile. But, orthodontic treatment is a big investment for most people. Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics knows this, and works hard to ensure treatment is affordable for every patient he treats.
Getting braces is a big step in one’s life. Whether you are getting braces in your teen years, or have waited until you’re an adult, there are probably some things you are wondering about the process. Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics offers everything you need to know, from your initial consult to the day your braces come off.