One Size Does Not Fit All: Patients Know!

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).

Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics, on the other hand, employs individualized braces for each of his patients. This practice overcomes the limitations of traditional braces, as well as self-ligating Damon braces.

Although many design changes have been incorporated in brackets, current research shows that they do not have any impact on clinical care of patients. That said, there is evidence to suggest that customized braces offer a significant advantage (Sachdeva R. BioDigital orthodontics: Designing customized therapeutics and managing patient treatment with SureSmile technology:

part 2. Orthodontic Practice US. 2013;4(2):18-26.
8. Sachdeva R. BioDigital orthodontics: Diagnopeutics with SureSmile technology:

part 3. Orthodontic Practice US. 2013;4(3). 2013;4(3):22-30).

Designing these individualized braces requires very specialized skill.
To offer the best patient care possible, Dr. Stosich confers his selection on the evidence and on what is best for each of his individual patients.

“Each patient has their own identity,” says the Grayslake, Illinois orthodontist. “They are unique. Therefore, I design braces that are special for them.”


“We will continually strive to do our best for patients by understanding their needs and blending it with the best of scientific evidence,” says Dr. Stosich.

At iDentity Orthodontics, Dr. Stosich offers a variety of treatment options for our patients. Armed with specialized training, three dimensional imaging and the latest technology, Dr. Stosich strives for excellence for his patients.

iDentity Orthodontics is a trusted provider of pediatric and adult orthodontics in the Grayslake, Kenilworth, Round Lake, Wilmette and Skokie areas. Please contact our office to learn more.

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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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