Orthodontics

GRAYSLAKE, IL-A successful orthodontic practice consists of more than the leading orthodontist. It also takes an elite staff.

At iDentity Orthodontics, we have a tremendous team. They are all educated and qualified both clinically and in customer service.

But most importantly, we believe that we care more than the standard orthodontic practice. Our team always maintains a warm, inviting atmosphere that patients love.

Dr. StosichWILMETTE, IL-Not many orthodontists can say they have the education and training of iDentity Orthodontics’ Dr. Michael Stosich. But even with his sterling professional background, Dr. Stosich pushes to make a positive impact in the community as well.

Growing up in Chicago, he always wanted to serve others. Dr. Stosich quickly realized that orthodontics would pave the way for his career. He spent seven years at elite research universities where he experimented how teeth could move more efficiently through bone.

Dr. StosichSKOKIE, IL-Practicing orthodontists are usually thought of as doctors who straighten teeth with appliances or braces. But Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics does so much more.

He recently traveled to France and spoke to the pediatric surgeons and residents at the University of Dijon on craniofacial orthodontics, as well as cell-based therapies.

He talked about his treatment philosophy, methods of treatment, diagnosis and stem cell-based reconstruction research.

BracesROUND LAKE, IL-Traditional braces are usually discussed when a patient needs orthodontic care. In recent years, however, some orthodontists have encouraged the advantages of self-ligating braces, such as Damon braces.

According to the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, self-ligating braces remain very similar to traditional braces following an extended clinical trial (American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2013).

Wilmette orthodonticsWILMETTE, Ill.– Your appetite doesn’t change when you receive braces or Invisalign, but your diet should. Most sticky, chewy and crunchy foods must be avoided during treatment. At iDentity Orthodontics, we understand adjusting your food choices to accommodate treatment can be challenging.

“You could say the dietary changes that come along with braces is the downside of orthodontics, but there doesn’t have to be a drastic change,” says Wilmette area orthodontist Dr. Michael Stosich. “By making a few simple tweaks, patients can still enjoy the foods they love and actually help facilitate their treatment.”

Periodontal diseases cause health problems.GRAYSLAKE, Ill.- Orthodontics can benefit many aspects of your smile, including periodontal health. Despite this fact, gums and orthodontic treatment seem to have a love/hate relationship.

A brief period in braces or Invisalign leaves patients more susceptible to gingivitis, yet the treatment’s outcome of aligned teeth reduces the likelihood of acquiring periodontal disease in the future.