During this visit, Stosich and the treatment coordinator will meet the patient prior to a 40 minute examination.
“The goal is for the patient to be comfortable and relaxed,” says Stosich. “Any questions will be addressed.” Stosich explains a number of things discussed in the first appointment.
What Type Of Treatment
There are many different types of orthodontic treatment used including clear dental braces, metal brackets, Invisalign and SureSmile. The type of treatment will be decided during the consultation.
When to start
Depending on the severity of the case, the start time will be determined. The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that every child should see an orthodontist by age 7, according to the AAO website (braces.org/learn/index.cfm)
Will Any Teeth Come Out?
To create more space, the second bicuspid may be extracted.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
Patient cooperation and case type will determine the length of treatment. Once the treatment is over, a orthodontic retainer will be provided.
The cost and insurance coverage will be sorted out and determined prior to the end of consultation.
The next step will be a follow-up appointment. X-rays, molds and photos will be taken, and the journey of braces begins.
To learn more visit this page: http://identityortho.com/our-practice/. To speak to a team member or schedule a complimentary consultation, call (847) 548-4200. Online appointment request forms are available on the website.
About Dr. Michael Stosich
Dr. Michael Stosich attended the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He then pursued critical specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Temple University, and also received a Master’s Degree. He was awarded the Coben Scholar in Orthodontics. He went on to complete a four-year craniofacial fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Prior to making a commitment to orthodontics, Dr. Stosich trained at the University of Illinois and Columbia University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in tissue engineering.