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Wilmette, Ill. In a recent survey the American Association of Orthodontists found 71 percent of participants felt concerned about their age and self-conscious about their appearance if they underwent orthodontic treatment. At iDentity Orthodontics we understand the fears adults may face when looking into braces. Dr. Michael Stosich is an expert in discreet treatment options.

StosichGRAYSLAKE, Ill.– Dr. Michael Stosich has become a regular on the cover of a leading orthodontic publication. Elected to detail the biology of tooth movement in Orthodontic Practice US, Dr. Stosich wrapped up his three part series in the March/April 2014 issue.

“Education is a powerful thing. I enjoy teaching other professionals,” says Grayslake area orthodontist Dr. Stosich, who is recognized as an expert in the biology of tooth movement. “A better understanding of how teeth move through the bone will enhance a patient’s treatment experience and results.”

Wilmette orthodonticsWILMETTE, Ill.– Your appetite doesn’t change when you receive braces or Invisalign, but your diet should. Most sticky, chewy and crunchy foods must be avoided during treatment. At iDentity Orthodontics, we understand adjusting your food choices to accommodate treatment can be challenging.

“You could say the dietary changes that come along with braces is the downside of orthodontics, but there doesn’t have to be a drastic change,” says Wilmette area orthodontist Dr. Michael Stosich. “By making a few simple tweaks, patients can still enjoy the foods they love and actually help facilitate their treatment.”

Kenilworth InvisalignSKOKIE, Ill.– Invisalign is good. Invisalign with Dr. Michael Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics is even better.

That’s because Dr. Stosich was specially trained in Invisalign during his orthodontic residency at Temple University, which is recognized as the foremost digital orthodontic institution in the world. His time collaborating with pioneers in the industry granted him a superior understanding of Invisalign treatment and how to maximize its benefits for patients.

Relapse and retainers

KENILWORTH, Ill.- Plenty of former orthodontic patients are familiar with the unpleasant experience of squeezing on a retainer after neglecting to wear it for a week…maybe two. There’s a reason for the discomfort.

Our teeth are on the move. Many post-orthodontic patients fall victim to “orthodontic relapse,” a phenomenon that causes teeth to slowly shift out of alignment following treatment. Frustratingly, relapse calls for another round of orthodontics to correct. Tooth movement once braces are removed may involve a number of factors, ranging from genetics to habitual teeth grinding. That’s why retention is vital to enjoying a gorgeous smile that lasts a lifetime.