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Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

Adults Orthodontics

Kenilworth, IL – Today, nearly one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. The reasons for seeking out the orthodontic treatment are as varied as the patients themselves, but it is never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. At iDentity Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Stosich loves treating patients of all ages and offers a variety of treatment options depending on the patient’s needs.

While standard metal braces are still a very common choice due to their efficiency and budget-friendliness, many adults today prefer more discrete options. Dr. Stosich has several options from which patients can choose.

  1. Clear aligners are an increasingly popular option for teens and adults alike. Made of comfortable, clear plastic, aligners are designed to fit over the teeth. They utilize a series of aligners, each perfectly calibrated to guide the teeth to a specific location, with the result being a perfectly straight smile. Our adult patients love them because they are not only highly discrete, they are also removable. That means you don’t need to make any adjustments to your diet – simply pop the aligners out to enjoy your favorite food and drinks. And they are virtually invisible, so no one will ever even know you are in orthodontic treatment. Clear aligner therapy is more accessible than ever before and is roughly the same price as metal braces.
  2. Ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do; however, they are made of tooth-colored or clear materials to make them blend in better with your smile and make them less noticeable. Ceramic braces are not as strong as standard metal braces and can stain if not taken proper care of.
  3. Traditional metal braces are still used frequently for one important reason – they are efficient and effective, both for your smile and your wallet. Dr. Stosich’s patented low-profile iD braces are more discrete and proficient at moving teeth than most metal braces options.

No matter what your reason for seeking out orthodontic treatment as an adult, orthodontic treatment will improve your smile – both from an aesthetic perspective and a health perspective. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, leading to less risk of decay and gum disease. That’s because crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth are just simply harder to properly clean. This can lead to cavities and periodontal disease over time.

Additionally, patients of all ages find orthodontic treatment can improve their self-confidence. If you’ve spent a lifetime hiding your smile, now is the time to discover how powerful orthodontic treatment can be.

To begin your orthodontic treatment journey, call iDentity Orthodontics today at 847-548-4200 (Grayslake) or 224-408-2200 (Kenilworth).

Author

  • Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS

    Dr. Michael Stosich is a board-certified orthodontist and the director of orthodontics at the University of Chicago Medicine. He is known for his extensive experience in leading clinical enterprises, publishing, and lecturing both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Stosich has expertise in starting, growing, and maintaining successful orthodontic practices, including those in pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, and multi-specialty clinics. He serves on the editorial board of several publications and has been involved in innovating patient care and education, focusing on the future of dental and orthodontic healthcare.

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