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How to Survive Your First Week in Braces

Number of Adults Getting Braces

Grayslake, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics is an expert at moving teeth and works with patients of all ages to help them achieve their most ideal smiles. He wants each of his patients to coast through treatment with as little discomfort as possible, so he recommends the following to help patients ease into their braces experience.

How to Care for Your Smile in Between Orthodontic Visits

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Kenilworth, IL – During these unsure times, you may be away from your orthodontic office for longer periods of time than you normally are. But whether you are maintaining your regularly scheduled appointments or are extending the intervals in between due to COVID-19, there are tips every orthodontic patient should follow in between visits.

Virtual Orthodontic Braces Consultations Now Available To All Patients From North Shore, Chicago

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North Shore, Chicago – iDentity Orthodontics is proud to be in the business of helping patients perfect their smiles. Our team, led by Dr. Michael Stosich, works incredibly hard to ensure very patient receives the very best orthodontic care. While we always prefer to see our patients in person, we know that sometimes that just isn’t possible. We are pleased to introduce virtual consultations to our services.

The Cost of Braces in North Shore

Braces Cost in North Shore

North Shore, IL – One of the most common questions every orthodontist hears is “how much is this treatment going to cost?” Dr. Michael Stosich knows that the cost of orthodontic treatment is important to his patients and wants to assure his North Shore patients that the best in orthodontic treatment isn’t out of reach. When thinking about orthodontic treatment, it’s important to remember that it is much more than just a cosmetic treatment. While its goal is to create a more beautiful smile, it also should create a more stable and properly functioning bite. This can then help ensure a...

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Will Certain Braces Eliminate the Need for Extractions or Expanders?

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Kenilworth, IL – Self-ligating braces have become a more popular orthodontic treatment option recently, thanks in part to the marketing behind them. Makers of these braces claim faster and more comfortable treatment times. But they also make the claim that self-ligating braces can eliminate the need for tooth extractions or the use of palatal expanders.

Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontics expert in the Chicago-area, believes these claims are not accurate, however.

How to Avoid Staining Clear Braces

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Braces

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Getting braces is a big step in one’s life. Whether you are getting braces in your teen years, or have waited until you’re an adult, there are probably some things you are wondering about the process. Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics offers everything you need to know, from your initial consult to the day your braces come off.