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Expertise Matter When It Comes to Your Invisalign Treatment

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Round Lake, IL – Clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, continues to gain in popularity. And it’s no wonder – who doesn’t want to get a straighter smile using a treatment that is clear, comfortable, and removable? But when it comes to choosing a provider, expertise matters.

“I always encourage patients to do their research when choosing an orthodontic provider,” says Dr. Michael Stosich of Stosich Consulting. “Creating beautiful smiles is a science and an artform, and patients deserve to receive treatment from a provider who understands how these two work together to create beautiful smiles and properly functioning bites.”

Dr. Stosich is a board-certified orthodontist who spent nearly seven years studying at top research universities. During this time, he performed studies on how to move bone more efficiently through teeth, and his work and subsequent publications led to important advancements in treating orthodontic patients.

This is important to note when you’re choosing a provider for your orthodontic treatment. While Dr. Stosich not only spent nearly twice the amount of time the average orthodontist does in training, but he also works each and every day on crafting scientifically backed, individualized treatment plans for every patient. Not every provider who offers Invisalign and clear aligner therapy in their offices has received the same level of training.

Many dentists, who don’t offer orthodontic treatment (see this post to learn more about the difference between a dentist and orthodontist) on a regular basis, offer treatment such as Invisalign. All it takes is an interested dental provider to sign up and complete a course in essentially a weekend, and that provider can become an Invisalign provider.

Align Technology, the maker of Invisalign, has a tiered program. It uses words like Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Plus to indicate an Invisalign provider’s experience. For instance, to be labeled a Diamond Provider in 2018, a provider must have completed 140 full treatments in the previous six months.

Dr. Stosich warns about marketing terminology such as this. Volume of cases should never be what matters, but rather the outcomes and quality of each case. Dr. Stosich is focused on providing patient centered care, using scientifically backed methods. Marketing titles from an outside company should never be the focus.

And when these providers are only versed in using one treatment method, what happens when something happens that is out of the ordinary?

“Treatments are very carefully planned, but sometimes there are issues that arise that we can’t account for in our planning,” says Dr. Stosich. “Sometimes, a patient’s mouth just doesn’t respond the way we assumed it would, so we have to make adjustments and modifications to their treatment to ensure a proper outcome.”

Orthodontists like Dr. Stosich are trained in how to handle these situations should they arise. Other Invisalign providers may not be. The ability to not only have the expertise to adapt treatment when needed, but to recognize when something out of the ordinary occurs is a crucial component to providing orthodontic treatment.

For patients looking for the benefits of Invisalign treatment, but provided by an expert in orthodontic care, Dr. Stosich not only provides treatment using Invisalign, he also proudly offers treatment using his patented iD clear aligners by SureSmile. These aligners provide the most efficient and precise way to straighten your teeth using clear aligners. iD clear aligners offer:

  • More precision
  • Fewer aligners
  • Increased efficiency
  • Custom aligners for every patient

Dr. Stosich is a renowned expert in the field of orthodontics who dedicates his career to ensuring all patients have access to expert care that is fully customized to their needs. You can discover the power of iD Clear Aligners provided by Dr. Stosich by scheduling your complimentary consultation today.


  • 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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