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Can Tooth Extraction Cause Sleep Apnea?

Tooth Extraction

Sleep apnea is a very serious condition that not only can leave you tired and irritable during the day, but is also linked to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. But is it true that tooth extractions can cause sleep apnea?

First, let’s take a look at why those who blame tooth extraction for OSA think it could be possible.

  1. They claim tooth extractions narrow the jaw.
  2. Because the jaw is narrowed, there is less room for the tongue, forcing it back and comprising the airway.
    So is that true?


What’s the Key to Shorter Orthodontic Treatment Time?

WILMETTE/Kenilworth, GRAYSLAKE, IL – Have you heard that wearing braces takes forever and is painful, both for the mouth and the wallet?

That doesn’t have to be the case. Taking the time to research providers before undergoing orthodontic treatment can be the difference maker in your treatment.

Should I Be Paying $1000 for a Vibrational Device?

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Should I Be Paying $1000 for a Vibrational Device?

Dr. Michael Stosich is exceptionally qualified to discuss the application of vibratory technology in orthodontics. That’s because he worked in the lab where the studies were conducted on the viability of vibrational forces to accelerate orthodontic treatment. And here are the simple facts:

Accelerated Tooth Movement – Busting the Myths

Acceledent Busting the Myths

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AcceleDent, Does It Really Work?

What is the Right Age For My Child’s First Orthodontic Visit?

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Wilmette, IL – Smiles can be perfected at any age, but for parents wondering when to schedule their child’s first orthodontic visit, it’s important to remember there is an optimal time to begin treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have their first visit with an orthodontist by the age of seven.

“Beginning treatment at just the right time can help improve outcomes, and it can often save you time and money in the long run,” says Grayslake orthodontist Dr. Michael Stosich. “Seven is the recommended age because the child will most likely have some mix of baby and permanent teeth, and the first molars have started to come in. We can begin to see how the mouth will take shape, and find problems that can be corrected with early orthodontic treatment.”

Yoga Stretches and Massage Techniques to Relieve Jaw Tension


Does jaw pain have you all locked up? Do you have frequent headaches, neck aches, or tension in your shoulders? If so, you may suffer from TMJ disorders like so many Americans. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joints, the joints that link your lower jaw to your skull. People hold stress and anxiety in these joints, and over time, this stress can manifest as pain in the body. With certain yoga poses, we can provide relief and vitality to the TMJ and lessen associated pain. Here are several yoga poses we recommend for TMJ disorders.

Invisalign: The Hidden Facts

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The Limitations of Invisalign

The Invisalign system is alluring to many patients. The subtlety and flexibility of the system makes it especially attractive to adult orthodontic patients. Some adults fear that braces will embarrass them. They believe these clear aligners are the best solution to their imperfect smiles. And sometimes they are. Other times, though, it’s better to go with traditional braces. Invisalign doesn’t solve every orthodontic issue, and in longterm studies, fixed braces prove to keep teeth straighter for longer.

Why You Shouldn’t Remove Your Orthodontic Work


Most of the time your braces work flawlessly without any hiccups. Every once in a while, though, we encounter patients who need their braces removed in a hurry. We have heard stories of teens whose parents stopped paying for their orthodontic work and felt they needed to remove the braces themselves. We’ve even heard of kids who pulled their braces off without their parents’ knowledge, resulting in furious parents, a wasted orthodontic bill, and lots of unnecessary pain.

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