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Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA) – Grand Claims, But Scary Results

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Grayslake, Round Lake, IL – Snake oil salesmen are everywhere, and the orthodontic industry isn’t immune. There are appliances and devices that make grand claims, such as being able to speed up treatment, or correct your smile without surgery, and any number of other claims. But do these work as some claim?

How Does Orthodontic Treatment Change Your Face?

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Grayslake, IL – There are often many questions associated with orthodontic treatment. One may be, will the braces treatment change the shape of your face? As with everything else in orthodontics, the answer to that depends.   Can braces change your face shape? “Orthodontic treatment is unique to each individual, and the changes braces make depend on what was being corrected,” says Dr. Michael Stosich. “Correcting issues such as underbites, overbites, and even open bites can lead to small changes in the facial appearance.” Underbites: This is the name of the malocclusion in which the bottom teeth protrude and come over the upper...

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Can I Get Braces if I Have Missing Teeth?

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Round Lake, IL – More adults than ever are turning to orthodontic treatment to get the smiles they’ve always wanted. Orthodontic treatment can not only provide beautiful smiles, but it can also create a healthier smile, too. But adult patients face some issues that adolescent patients often don’t. Adult patients may be missing teeth or have restorations, for example. Will orthodontic treatment still be effective? ...

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Can’t I Just Get Veneers to Perfect My Smile?

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Kenilworth, IL – Everybody wants a gorgeously straight smile that they can show off, but the idea of months in orthodontic treatment may not seem appealing. Many people may look for other ways to get the smile they want. And, if their only goal in mind is a pretty smile, they may think a cosmetic option such as veneers is ideal. After all, veneers only take a couple visits to your dentist’s office to change the appearance of your smile.


But, while you may think the only thing that is being accomplished during orthodontic treatment is a more cosmetically pleasing smile, you would be wrong. Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just create prettier smiles, it creates healthier and more stable bites.

New Year, New Smile!

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North Shore, IL – A new year often brings about resolutions, typically centered around ways we can better ourselves. Eating healthier, hitting the gym more, and maybe even tackling big life changes such as going back to school or getting a new job are often on people’s resolution lists. If you have plans to make 2021 your best year yet, why not add a smile makeover to that list?

A Guide to Getting Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

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Grayslake, IL – More adults than ever are turning to orthodontic treatment to get the smiles they’ve always wanted. Today, nearly one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Orthodontic treatment not only creates a more beautiful smile, it creates a better bite, allowing for teeth to fit together better and decrease the risk of future dental problems.

But there is a lot to know about orthodontic treatment. Dr. Michael Stosich of Stosich Consulting explains getting braces or using clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, as an adult.

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

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North Shore, Chicago – Stosich Consulting 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.

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 Stosich Consulting, Dr. Michael Stosich loves treating patients of all ages and offers a variety of treatment options depending on the patient’s needs.

Don’t Waste Your Money on At-Home Straightening Kits

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If you are on any type of social media, chances are good you’ve seen advertisements for some braces-to-mail companies. These companies offer the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, but without ever having to leave your house. But can you really get that dream smile without ever setting foot in an orthodontist’s office?

Dr. Michael Stosich, a Chicago-area orthodontist and clear aligner expert, says no.

“Being able to get a straighter smile without ever having to see an orthodontist sounds tempting to a lot of people,” says Dr. Stosich. “But even though you may think you are saving time and money, the reviews don’t add up. There are so many intricacies that go into the tooth straightening process, and working without a highly skilled orthodontist may leave you with a smile no better than what you started with.”

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