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The Importance of 3D Planning

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The technology used in orthodontics advances in a fast paced way, and to ensure the best outcomes, orthodontists need to keep up with it. One way to provide the best in orthodontic treatment is by using 3D treatment planning.

3D planning allows for more precise diagnoses, better fitting appliances, and better outcomes for patients. But it also means shorter treatment times, fewer office visits, and less discomfort during treatment.

“I work incredibly hard to ensure every patient I treat receives the most efficient care available anywhere,” says Dr. Stosich. “Using a scientifically back approach paired with 3D planning, patients see the most effective treatment in the shortest time possible.”

With Dr. Stosich and Stosich Consulting, orthodontic treatment is no longer the long term commitment it used to be. Because of Dr. Stosich’s level of precision, you’ll be enjoying your new, straighter smile in less time.

3D planning also means fewer office visits. That’s because Dr. Stosich’s 3D planning system is designed to maximize the efficiency of your treatment. And that means fewer adjustment appointments are needed so you don’t have to worry about fitting office visits in to your already busy schedule.

With traditional treatment, patients are required to see their orthodontist often so that wires can be replaced and tightened. That also means more discomfort every time the wires are adjusted. Every time a wire is tightened, it means a few days of discomfort – add that up over the course of treatment, and that is a lot of days spent with a sore mouth.

But, with Dr. Stosich, that isn’t the case. 3D planning is designed to not just speed up treatment and lessen the number of appointments needed, but to maximize the therapeutic efficiency of treatment. That means the number of adjustments required over the course of treatment is greatly reduced, and therefore the days spent in discomfort are drastically reduced, too.

Dr. Stosich’s advanced treatment planning paired with his expertise means patients in the Chicago area have access to the most scientifically backed treatment found because Dr. Stosich is able to quickly and precisely determine the exact tooth movements needed to provide patients with their ideal smiles.

“Traditional orthodontic treatment planning relied on 2D X-rays and impressions,” says Dr. Stosich. “Those don’t provide a complete picture, and therefore couldn’t provide as precise of a treatment plan as we can offer now. For some patients, that meant more adjustments with their orthodontist or even revisions to their treatment plans.”

But that isn’t the case anymore. Dr. Stosich and Stosich Consulting utilize the latest in 3D planning technology to ensure every patient receives the best care possible.
For Dr. Stosich, that means a higher level of care for his patients. With 3D imaging and planning, Dr. Stosich can:

  • Be more efficient because the 3D image provides a clear picture of the entire mouth, as opposed to the limited view of an X-ray.
  • Be more precise because the 3D image provides an accurate image of how the teeth currently fit together and how they relate to one another.
  • Be more effective because Dr. Stosich can visualize the exact issue, and what needs to be changed to create the ideal bite and smile.

Dr. Stosich is also a board certified orthodontist, a designation achieved by only 30% of practicing orthodontists in the United States. Board certification signifies that Dr. Stosich is committed to providing the highest level of patient care. Combined with his precision and skill, all of Dr. Stosich’s patients receive excellent quality results, because that’s what Dr. Stosich has planned for.

If you are in need of orthodontic treatment, be sure you are seeing someone who utilizes the latest technology to ensure the best outcomes. Dr. Stosich and his staff at Stosich Consulting are dedicated to the highest quality care and patients love the careful planning and high attention to detail. Call Stosich Consulting today at 847-548-4200.


  • 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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