Orthodontics

Dr. Michael Stosich provides tooth movement in Kenilworth.KENILWORTH, ILLINOIS- Check out the latest issue of Orthodontic Practice US and you’ll see a familiar name on the cover. Dr. Michael Stosich lent his expertise in tooth movement to the magazine by writing an article for the November/December 2013 issue.

“Orthodontic Practice US asked me to write a piece discussing the biology of the jaw bone as teeth shift during orthodontic treatment,” says Wilmette area orthodontist Dr. Stosich. “They’re a well-respected publication for professionals in my field, so I was happy to contribute.”

3D printing technology in orthodonticsGRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS – The power of 3D technology is becoming more widely used in orthodontic circles for fabricating appliances such as aligners and retainers.

But Grayslake and Skokie orthodontist Dr. Michael Stosich sees a day on the horizon when 3D printers will do far more for serious craniofacial orthodontic cases and patients stricken with cancers in the oral cavity.

Dr. Michael Stosich, a Kenilworth orthodontist warns parents to correct overjet in children to prevent trauma.GRAYSLAKE AND KENILWORTH, ILLINOIS – Our desire here at iDentity Orthodontics is for every child to have a healthy, beautiful smile composed of beautifully aligned teeth and a proper bite that promotes lifetime oral health.

If your child has significant overjet that goes uncorrected, a 2013 study shows – again – the likelihood of this being the case is slim without interceptive orthodontic treatment.

Overjet is the term used to describe the condition where the front teeth in the upper jaw advance well in front of the lower jaw’s front teeth, says Dr. Michael Stosich, a Grayslake and Kenilworth orthodontist. You probably have heard people use the term “buck teeth,” which is a common way of referring to overjet.

Breast-Feeding & Orthodontic ConnectionGRAYSLAKE, SKOKIE AND KENILWORTH, IL – If you were to think breast-feeding and orthodontics have about as much in common as auto mechanics and gardening, you would be wrong.

The February 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association included an article about the oral and general health benefits of breast-feeding, and the results are quite interesting to family orthodontists throughout the country.

GRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS – As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. That includes a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Michael Stosich says there are four orthodontic problems that are most easily corrected at a young age, making it easier (and sometimes cheaper) for you to give your child that confident, healthy smile:

  • Protruding teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Poorly developed jaws
  • Severe crowding

Early orthodontic care can reduce or even eliminate the need for surgery in the future in some cases, such as underbite correction.

Grayslake and Kenilworth orthodontistGRAYSLAKE AND KENILWORTH, ILLINOIS – Aesthetics dominate many decision-making processes in our lives today, including orthodontic treatment.

It may seem silly that anyone would be concerned about how their teeth look while they’re in orthodontic treatment. After all, isn’t the very purpose of orthodontic treatment to correct aesthetic flaws, as well as bite and alignment issues?

Underbite treatmentKENILWORTH AND WILMETTE, ILLINOIS – If you see that your child is suffering from an underbite, call for an orthodontic consultation as soon as possible.

An underbite is a noticeable dental problem, and early intervention is key to correcting the issue without a surgical route. This Class III malocclusion happens when the lower jaw protrudes out over the upper teeth when biting.