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Clear Braces

Clear braces are a wonderful option for patients who want the reliability of traditional braces, but in an aesthetically pleasing way. Today’s clear braces are made of high grade polycrystalline ceramic and do not stain easily. But, there are some steps you can take to ensure your clear braces, as well as the clear ligature ties, stay as fresh as possible. Dr. Michael Stosich offers the following tips to keep your clear braces clean and fresh throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Temporary Anchorage Devices

For orthodontic patients with certain malocclusions, braces alone cannot create the ideal bite needed for a healthy and stable smile. Orthodontists use appliances such as headgear and elastics, and in extreme cases even surgery, to ensure patients have properly functioning bites. Temporary anchorage devices are a great tool many orthodontists use instead of headgear or surgery for eligible patients.

Celebrities wear braces

Orthodontic braces can offer many benefits, including a prettier and healthier smile. And they aren’t just for kids and teens. One in five orthodontic patients today is an adult, and braces aren’t just relegated to the everyday people – even celebrities understand the importance of orthodontic treatment.

craniofacial abnormalities wonder movie

The movie “Wonder,” based on a book of the same name, has inspired children and adults every where to look beyond what may lie on the outside to see the beauty of the person within. The movie has touched many, including Dr. Michael Stosich, a Grayslake craniofacial orthodontist expert who has experience working with children born with craniofacial abnormalities like the main character of the movie.

“This movie really hit home for me, because I work with children who are born with facial abnormalities in my capacity as the Director of Orthodontics at the University of Chicago Hospital,” says Dr. Stosich. “Orthodontics can transform smiles, and craniofacial orthodontics can transform lives.”