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How Long Does Treatment with Clear Aligners Take?

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Grayslake, IL – One of the most commonly asked questions an orthodontist gets is “how long will my treatment take to complete?” Patients are anxious to see their new smiles but moving teeth to their new locations and perfecting bites doesn’t happen overnight. If you opt for clear aligner treatment, how long can you expect treatment to last?

Cheers to a Healthier You in 2022 – Why You Should Make This the Year You Seek Orthodontic Treatment

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Wilmette, IL – Your smile is an important part of who you are. Your smile greets the world. But your smile also has an impact on your health. If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment, no matter the reason, make 2022 the year you discover the health benefits orthodontic treatment can have.

“Everyone is aware of the most obvious benefits of orthodontic treatment,” says Dr. Michael Stosich of Stosich Consulting in Wilmette IL. “A straighter, more beautiful smile is a huge advantage to getting orthodontic treatment. But braces and aligners can also improve your oral health, thereby improving your overall health.”

Tips for Avoiding Bad Breath for Invisalign Patients

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Wilmette, Kenilworth, IL – Invisalign is a wonderful way for patient to get their ideal smiles and perfect bites. But, as with any orthodontic treatment, it requires careful attention to oral care during the treatment. And that means paying close attention not just to your teeth, but to your Invisalign aligners, as well.

“Some patients find they may have more occasions of bad breath while in Invisalign treatment,” says Dr. Stosich. “Bad breath is embarrassing and definitely something you want to work to avoid. Luckily, there are ways you can keep halitosis at bay – it just takes a bit of work on your part.

Fall Foods to Avoid

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Grayslake, Round Lake, IL – Today’s metal braces are strong and effective, but it is still important to take certain steps to avoid damaging the brackets and wires. And as the air turns cooler, certain foods go hand-in-hand with the crisp, fall weather, but some of these may spell danger for your braces.

“Certain foods just sort of scream Fall,” says Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontist serving Grayslake and Round Lake IL area. “Caramel and candied apples, popcorn, pecan pie, and Halloween candy will soon be found everywhere. While I want my patients to enjoy the season, it’s also important that they remember the types of foods to avoid and that they continue to work hard to take care of their braces.”

Will Braces Leave White Spots on My Teeth?

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Round Lake, IL – One question orthodontists often hear is “will braces leave whites spots on my teeth?” How can you ensure that your smile is not only straighter, but without any blemish after your orthodontic treatment? Dr. Michael Stosich of Stosich Consulting, a board certified orthodontist and a braces expert from Round Lake, IL area explains how white spots can form on the teeth and how to ensure it doesn’t happen to you during orthodontic treatment.

Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Clear Aligner Trays or Retainer

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Grayslake, IL – If you opted for clear aligner therapy to get the smile of your dreams, you probably did so because of the highly discreet nature of using a clear aligner system. The aligners are made of a clear plastic, allowing them to become virtually invisible when in place. But to keep them that way and to keep your treatment on track, it’s important to take proper care of them.

The Benefits to Clear Aligner Therapy

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Kenilworth, IL – Invisalign clear aligners took the orthodontic world by storm when the technology was first introduced in the late 1990s. Not only was Invisalign the first method invented to straighten teeth without the need for brackets and wires, it also was the first to use computer-aided imagery to provide cutting edge treatment.

What’s the Best Way to Correct an Overjet?

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Grayslake, IL – A beautiful smile is a valuable tool – it not only boosts your self-esteem, but it also projects kindness and confidence to those around you. If you have a malocclusion, you may feel self-conscious about your smile and try to hide it. But orthodontic treatment is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, no matter what type of malocclusion you may have.

“Overjets, sometimes referred to as buck teeth, occur when the upper teeth protrude outward and sit over the bottom teeth at an angle,” says Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontist in Round Lake area.  “An overjet can make it difficult to chew and bite properly, close your lips all the way, and speak properly. Some people with overjets also frequently bite into the insides of their cheeks or their tongue.”

Will Extractions with Braces Leave You Feeling Ugly?

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Kenilworth, IL – The role of an orthodontist is to create a beautiful, healthy, smile housed in a bite that functions properly. It’s a delicate balance that involves scientific and careful planning. In some instances, this planning includes extracting teeth to allow for the remaining teeth to move properly to create the best result. Some people may be afraid that extracting teeth may be accomplishing the opposite of what they hope to achieve. Orthodontic treatment creates a prettier smile, but won’t removing healthy teeth do just the opposite? Not so, says Dr. Michael Stosich of Stosich Consulting. “Some people mistakenly believe that tooth...

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