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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.

damon braces

Kenilworth, IL – In the orthodontic world, we see technological advances all the time. Many are wonderful – sleeker and more efficient metal braces, advanced clear aligners that move teeth more effectively, and advances in imaging that gives us the clearest images possible. One advancement that has received a lot of hype in recent years is self-ligating braces. Companies such as Damon, one of the most common makers of self-ligating braces, make very big claims, such as higher levels of comfort and shorter treatment times. But are they accurate?

braces-virtual-consult-north-shore

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.

Braces Cost in North Shore

North Shore, IL – One of the most common questions every orthodontist hears is “how much is this treatment going to cost?” Dr. Michael Stosich knows that the cost of orthodontic treatment is important to his patients and wants to assure his North Shore patients...

Kenilworth, IL – Self-ligating braces have become a more popular orthodontic treatment option recently, thanks in part to the marketing behind them. Makers of these braces claim faster and more comfortable treatment times. But they also make the claim that self-ligating braces can eliminate the need for tooth extractions or the use of palatal expanders.

Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontics expert in the Chicago-area, believes these claims are not accurate, however.

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