Adult Orthodontics

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Kenilworth, IL – Everybody wants a gorgeously straight smile that they can show off, but the idea of months in orthodontic treatment may not seem appealing. Many people may look for other ways to get the smile they want. And, if their only goal in mind is a pretty smile, they may think a cosmetic option such as veneers is ideal. After all, veneers only take a couple visits to your dentist’s office to change the appearance of your smile.

 

But, while you may think the only thing that is being accomplished during orthodontic treatment is a more cosmetically pleasing smile, you would be wrong. Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just create prettier smiles, it creates healthier and more stable bites.

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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?

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.

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North Shore, Chicago – iDentity Orthodontics is proud to be in the business of helping patients perfect their smiles. Our team, led by Dr. Michael Stosich, works incredibly hard to ensure very patient receives the very best orthodontic care. While we always prefer to see our patients in person, we know that sometimes that just isn’t possible. We are pleased to introduce virtual consultations to our services.

Adults Orthodontics

Kenilworth, IL – Today, nearly one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. The reasons for seeking out the orthodontic treatment are as varied as the patients themselves, but it is never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. At iDentity Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Stosich loves treating patients of all ages and offers a variety of treatment options depending on the patient’s needs.

Smile Direct Club

If you are on any type of social media, chances are good you’ve seen advertisements for some braces-to-mail companies. These companies offer the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, but without ever having to leave your house. But can you really get that dream smile without ever setting foot in an orthodontist’s office?

Dr. Michael Stosich, a Chicago-area orthodontist and clear aligner expert, says no.

“Being able to get a straighter smile without ever having to see an orthodontist sounds tempting to a lot of people,” says Dr. Stosich. “But even though you may think you are saving time and money, the reviews don’t add up. There are so many intricacies that go into the tooth straightening process, and working without a highly skilled orthodontist may leave you with a smile no better than what you started with.”

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What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ Disorder creates jaw and bite alignment problems in people who suffer from it. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge and gliding joint that is one of the most used joints in our body. Patients who suffer from TMJ problems will experience clicking of the jaw at the joints, jaw and/or facial pain, headaches, earaches, locking of the jaw, worn teeth and ringing in the ears.

Braces Cause White Sports Not

Have you had friends get braces, only to have white spots on their teeth once the braces were removed? No matter what you may have heard, these spots are completely preventable and it’s up to you to prevent them.

“The main cause of white spots on the teeth during orthodontic treatment is poor oral hygiene,” says Kenilworth orthodontist Dr. Michael Stosich. “Failing to brush properly leads to de-mineralized areas of your teeth. And no matter what anyone may tell you, they are caused by poor brushing and are 100% preventable.

In order to ensure your mouth stays healthy, it is important to properly brush and floss your teeth. This can be a bit trickier while you’re in braces because the brackets and wires create nooks and crannies where food particles can get trapped. But, it is more important than ever to pay close attention to your oral hygiene while you are in braces.

Why Choosing the Right Orthodontist Matters?
Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. Stosich,
Our family dentist has told us our son needs an orthodontic evaluation. There’s an orthodontist in the same office complex as our dentist, which is a convenient location for us to get to. My wife says we need to research all the orthodontists in our area, though, to find the right one. I think she’s going a bit overboard – aren’t all orthodontists capable of the same things?