May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month at iDentity Ortho

Braces in GrayslakeSkokie, IL. – This is the time of year when outdoor activities start to pick up. National Physical Fitness and Sport month occurs in May, so we are celebrating being extra healthy. In addition to being more active, we are being more precautions about sports injuries.

Many oral and facial injuries are preventable with the use of safety equipment such as mouth guards. The American Association of Orthodontists advocates the use of mouth guards during sports because they prevent oral injuries and protect braces.

iDentity Orthodontics will make sure that custom mouth guards fit your mouth perfectly and will protect you from oral wounds. Patients with braces or retainers should always wear mouth guards while participating in athletics. Without protection injuries could occur to your mouth or braces, including tooth fractures and chipping, gum or cheek injuries, broken wires, and loose brackets and bands. These preventable injuries can be painful and cause costly damage to your mouth.

The most common mouth guards are custom mouth guards, boil-and-bite mouth guards and pre-made mouth guards. A good mouth guard should fit well, be tough enough to withstand tears, and be comfortable and allow you to breathe normally. Our team can help you select the best mouth guard for your mouth, and we can also demonstrate the proper way to wear your new mouth guard.

Dr. Michael Stosich
Meet Dr. Michael Stosich, Your Local Orthodontist

Dr. Michael Stosich is a board certified orthodontist in Chicagoland with two private practices. Dr. S serves patients of all ages, children, teens, and adults and is the top rated orthodontist in Illinois. He is the director of orthodontics at the University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children's Hospital, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. S is awarded for his extensive research in accelerated tooth movement and patient centered care.

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Dr. Stosich understands athletes need protection; he’s a black belt in tae kwon do! So he stresses the importance of mouth guards in all activities. He even fits local sports teams with custom mouth guards in his Grayslake office.

Schedule an appointment with us to learn about keeping your teeth straight and safe. We specialize in hidden braces, Invisalign, and surgery and craniofacial orthodontics. iDentity Orthodontics is a trusted source of pediatric and adult orthodontics in the Kenilworth, Grayslake, Skokie, Round Lake and Wilmette areas. Call (847) 725-9296 to make your appointment today.

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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.