Dr. Stosich Joins Group That Improves Smiles for Underserved Children

Orthodontist in GurneeGRAYSLAKE AND GURNEE, ILLINOIS— We here at iDentity Orthodontics are excited to announce that Dr. Michael Stosich recently joined the Smiles Change Lives family of orthodontic providers.

Smiles Change Lives is a national organization headquartered in Kansas City that makes essential orthodontic treatment accessible to children who come from low-income families and may not otherwise be able to receive it.

“Being part of this organization gives me an opportunity to pay it forward,” orthodontist gurnee, Dr. Stosich says. “There are children in Grayslake, Round Lake, Gurnee and other surrounding communities who can benefit from this program. I look forward to helping make that possible.”

Dr. Stosich’s participation in the program means he will refer potential low-income candidates that our practice encounters to SCL. Each candidate will go through a comprehensive application and screening process prior to being approved for treatment.

Needy patients are referred to our Grayslake and Gurnee orthodontics practice occasionally, so it’s nice to be connected with an organization with a track record of ensuring those who truly need orthodontic treatment are properly vetted and connected with an orthodontist who participates in the Smiles Change Lives program, says Dr. Stosich.


We sometimes see patients whose parents couldn’t afford treatment for them as children, so they come to us for treatment as an adult. Braces can be used at any age to correct numerous bite issues and align teeth, but there are some malocclusions that are best treated during childhood, says Dr. Stosich Grayslake iDentity Orthodontics expert, who also is an Invisalign Teen Grayslake and Kenilworth expert.

“We don’t want cost to be a barrier to children whose orthodontic treatment would be most successful if provided while they are still growing,” he says.

Smiles Change Lives began as The Virginia Brown Community Orthodontic Partnership in 1997. An initial grant helped provide orthodontic treatment to 48 children from the Kansas City area. Since then, more than 1,500 children have experienced the self-esteem and confidence boosting power that orthodontic treatment offers by making over their smiles.

Visit www.smileschangelives.org for more information about this program.

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AUTHOR: Michael Stosich

Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS, is a specialist orthodontist for children and adults with subspecialty expertise in robotically assisted orthodontics. Dr. Stosich serves as the orthodontic director at the University of Chicago's cleft lip and palate clinic and craniofacial anomalies clinic, which treats complex pediatric craniofacial anomalies.

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