New Year, New Smile!

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North Shore, IL – A new year often brings about resolutions, typically centered around ways we can better ourselves. Eating healthier, hitting the gym more, and maybe even tackling big life changes such as going back to school or getting a new job are often on people’s resolution lists. If you have plans to make 2021 your best year yet, why not add a smile makeover to that list?

 

“Orthodontic treatment can change your smile, and change the way you feel about yourself,” says Dr. Michael Stosich, a board-certified orthodontist serving the Chicago area. “Having a straighter, healthier smile is a confidence boost. A study done by the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry found that nearly 100% (99.7% to be exact) of adults believe that a smile is an important social asset.”

 

If you’ve lived a lifetime behind a smile that you aren’t proud of, there has never been a better time to turn to orthodontic treatment. There are more treatment options than ever before, and many of them are discrete enough that you won’t draw unwanted attention during treatment.

 

And the good news is, it is never too late to get the smile of your dreams. The science behind moving the teeth is the same at any age, so no matter what age you are when you seek out treatment, a beautifully straight smile is within reach.

 

A prettier smile isn’t the only reason to seek out an orthodontist’s help, however. Dr. Stosich is trained in not only creating straighter smiles, but bites that function properly, too. A straighter smile is easier to keep clean, which can lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. And a better bite means no worrying about damage caused by uneven pressure when biting down. A poorly aligned bite can result in chipping, cracking, and breaking, not to mention jaw pain and headaches.

 

Dr. Stosich offers numerous treatment options in his offices in Kenilworth and Grayslake. He offers clear and metal braces that offer a high degree of efficiency. And if you’re worried about them being too noticeable, Dr. Stosich’s low-profile braces are sleeker and less noticeable than other metal braces.

 

Dr. Stosich also offers Invisalign and his iD Clear Aligners by SureSmile. His clear aligners are more precise and efficient and require fewer aligners than Invisalign treatment. The aligners are perfectly calibrated to fit each patient’s needs and personalized for the individual patient.

 

If you’ve been embarrassed by your smile or are just looking for a bit of a smile refresh, make 2021 the year you discover the power orthodontics can have. Your treatment will be personalized to meet your specific needs in order to meet your smile goals. And there’s no need to worry that you’ll be the only adult seeking out orthodontics – today nearly one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18.

 

If you’re ready to smile bigger than ever before, call Dr. Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics at 847-548-4200 (Grayslake) or 224-408-2200 (Kenilworth).

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.