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Braces with the Medical Card (Formerly All Kids Braces) Dental Insurance Coverage by iDentity Orthodontics

Medicaid Braces

Girl with braces on teeth
ROUND LAKE, GRAYSLAKE & WAUKEGAN, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich is a participating member in the DentaQuest Medicaid braces public aid program in Illinois called “Braces With the Medical Card.” He has orthodontic offices in Grayslake and Wilmette – Kenilworth and also serves patients from Round Lake area. He works with children up to the age of 18 who qualify for what is also known as a All Kids Medical Card Braces Program. This allows families to pay no money to little money out-of-pocket when enrolled in Braces Medicaid for orthodontics.

Can an Underbite be Corrected Without Braces?

underbite treatment

Underbite treatment

What is an Underbite?

An underbite is when the lower jaw and teeth protrude out and over the upper teeth. It is not as common as an overbite but currently 1 in 10 Americans has an underbite. This condition can affect anyone of any ethnicity, although it is more commonly seen in Asian ethnicities; however, anyone is prone to this condition, and Dr. Michael Stosich with iDentity Orthodontics says that underbites are typically hereditary.

How old is Too Old for Braces?

How old is Too Old for Braces

Ideally, dental braces should be applied at an early age, between 7 and 14 years old. The logic behind this is that while it is true that most adult’s bones stop growing after the age of 21, according to an article in the Harvard Health Publications, The American Association of Orthodontists notes that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18.

Are Lingual Braces Right for You?

lingual braces real patient

Many people are opting for braces far past their teen years these days. With the onslaught of commercials telling us we should look a certain way, act a certain way, and have teeth that look a certain way, we have become a nation of greater self awareness. In some cases, this is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it involves your teeth.

Top Tips to Help You Save Money on Braces

Tips to Help You Save Money on Braces

GRAYSLAKE, IL-You might have just recently got the news that your child will need braces. Parents and children typically have mixed reactions when they hear this. Children might be a bit skeptical at first, while parents are glad that their child will have straight, beautiful teeth.

But then reality starts to sink in. How will you be able to afford orthodontic care? According to Embrace-It, an online orthodontic resource, the cost of various orthodontic care plans can range from $3,000-$8,000. Though this may sound like a lot of money, it’s truly an investment in your child’s smile, as well as their overall health and success.

Number of Adults Getting Braces on the Rise

Number of Adults Getting Braces

KENILWORTH, IL-There’s no arguing that straight teeth is viewed as healthy and attractive. Couple that with orthodontic advancements in recent years and it’s easy to see why so many adults are choosing braces to straighten their teeth.
According to survey data, adults make up 25 percent of orthodontic patients today. Dr. Michael Stosich, renowned orthodontist, confirms that number at his practice.

Typically when we think of those, we think of preteens and teenagers who were advised by their dentists to consult with an orthodontist as early as possible.

Dr. Stosich Speaks at SureSmile Doctor Symposium

Gurnee Affordable Braces Provider Speaks on SureSmileGRAYSLAKE, Round Lake AND GURNEE, ILLINOIS – Our very own Dr. Michael Stosich had the pleasure of speaking at the first SureSmile Doctor Symposium in Dallas Feb. 21-23.

This inaugural event held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel was the result of requests by experienced SureSmile doctors. It served as a networking and learning event emphasizing peer-to-peer learning through expert case presentations and moderated small group discussion. Approximately 120 orthodontists from throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia attended.

Aesthetic Options Keep Orthodontic Treatment on the Down-Low

Aesthetic Options Keep Orthodontic Treatment on the Down-Low

GRAYSLAKE AND KENILWORTH, ILLINOIS – Aesthetics dominate many decision-making processes in our lives today, including orthodontic treatment.

It may seem silly that anyone would be concerned about how their teeth look while they’re in orthodontic treatment. After all, isn’t the very purpose of orthodontic treatment to correct aesthetic flaws, as well as bite and alignment issues?

Brush Your Teeth With Braces

Brushing Teeth

People have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years.  In fact, the first “toothbrush” was created around 3000BC.  Studies show that ancient civilizations used a thin twig with a frayed edge to rub against their teeth for cleaning.  Luckily for us, in today’s society we have advanced a lot from that twig!  Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.