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The Science Behind Clear Aligners Explained

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Chicago North Shore, IL – Clear aligner therapy has gained in popularity as a convenient way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. The aligners are comfortable, removable and virtually invisible – allowing them to fit seamlessly into everyone’s lives. But how exactly do these small pieces of plastic work to move the teeth?

Can Early Interventive Orthodontic Treatment Save Money?

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Grayslake, IL – If your child has a less than ideal smile, they are certainly not alone. Orthodontic treatment is practically a rite of passage in adolescence. But can beginning treatment at an early age save money, and time, in the future?

Very few people have naturally straight smiles. Orthodontic treatment is here to help ensure that patients can have beautiful, healthy smiles that are ready to last a lifetime. Your child’s first visit to an orthodontist should happen around the age of 7 – this is the age recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists.

Do Damon Braces Really Live Up to the Hype?

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Kenilworth, IL – In the orthodontic world, we see technological advances all the time. Many are wonderful – sleeker and more efficient metal braces, advanced clear aligners that move teeth more effectively, and advances in imaging that gives us the clearest images possible. One advancement that has received a lot of hype in recent years is self-ligating braces. Companies such as Damon, one of the most common makers of self-ligating braces, make very big claims, such as higher levels of comfort and shorter treatment times. But are they accurate?

What Are the Benefits of a Palatal Expander?

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Grayslake And Round Lake, IL – The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist for the first time around the age of seven. For some people this may seem too young, but it is the ideal time for several reasons. The most important reason is that by starting a relationship with an orthodontist early, the orthodontist can take advantage of a jaw that is still growing.

How to Survive Your First Week in Braces

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Grayslake, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich at Stosich Consulting is an expert at moving teeth and works with patients of all ages to help them achieve their most ideal smiles. He wants each of his patients to coast through treatment with as little discomfort as possible, so he recommends the following to help patients ease into their braces experience.

Schedule An Orthodontic Consultation Today – No Referral Needed

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North Shore, IL – Did you know that you don’t need to wait for a referral from your dentist to see an orthodontist for the first time? If you have concerns about your smile, or about the way your child’s smile is taking shape, you can schedule an orthodontic consultation with the orthodontist of your choice today. “Many patients mistakenly believe that they must receive a referral from a dentist before scheduling an appointment with our office,” says Dr. Stosich. “However, almost all major insurance plans to not require a referral, which means you can schedule an appointment to talk to...

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Could You Benefit from MSE Mini-Screw Expansion?

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Kenilworth, IL – A narrow upper jaw is a very common issue that orthodontic patients of all ages can face. Younger patients have the benefits of a jaw that is still growing, so orthodontists can work to expand the still-growing jaw. For these patients, their upper jaw hasn’t fused together yet, so a palatal expander can easily widen the upper jaw. But what happens in older patients who do not have this benefit? In the past, the answer was usually surgery, utilizing a more invasive procedure called surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion to correct their jaws. Today, however, maxillary skeletal expanders...

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Trust Your Smile to the Best Trained Orthodontists

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Kenilworth, IL – Our world is full of new and exciting technologies, and we see these technologies advancing on an almost daily basis. Technology can improve our lives in many ways and can help us streamline our lives. However, some orthodontic offices may offer hyped up claims about AI technology and computer monitoring being able to provide superior treatment. Dr. Michael Stosich warns us not to get caught up in these claims.

Stosich Consulting Takes Your Health and Well-Being Seriously

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Kenilworth, IL – COVID-19, the global pandemic that brought the world to a halt, no doubt has you wondering if it is safe to return to pre-pandemic activities, such as routine visits to your doctor, dentist or orthodontist. Stosich Consulting, led by Dr. Michael Stosich, is open and seeing patients and adheres to the strictest disinfection policies as laid out by the Centers for Disease Control.

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