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GRAYSLAKE, IL, March 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Orthodontic treatment typically carries a significant price tag. For that reason, patients or parents of patients ought to feel confident in their choice of orthodontist, as well as the treatment plan.
When in doubt, get a second opinion.
Dr. Michael Stosich, an orthodontist in Grayslake who owns iDentity Orthodontics, frequently receives calls from people seeking a second opinion on treatment recommendations from another provider.
Stosich recommends getting a second opinion in these situations:
1- An orthodontist recommends emergency treatment.
"The need for emergency treatment is rare," Stosich says. "If you're being pressured to start treatment straight away, get another opinion."
2- An orthodontist recommends jaw surgery or tooth extraction.
"Surgery and extractions are serious decisions," says the Grayslake orthodontics expert. "Even if that's the proper course of action, I recommend getting another opinion just for peace of mind."
3- Lack of rapport between the patient and/or parent and the orthodontist.
Getting braces or some other form of orthodontic treatment requires a time commitment. A relationship will develop between the patient, parents and orthodontist. If a patient or parent doesn't "click" with the orthodontist, this could be a good sign to shop around.
"Find someone you like, and in whom you have confidence regarding their approach, experience and abilities," says Grayslake orthodontist, Stosich.
A Final Thought
Selecting a provider should be done with serious thought. Ask questions. Look at before/after photos of patients with similar malocclusions the orthodontist has treated.
Stosich's goal is to continuously provide effective treatment in an atmosphere that sets patients and parents at ease, and generates excitement toward their treatment, he says. Those who experience anything other than comfort and confidence in the orthodontist's skill and expertise should search until they find a professional with whom they can be happy.
To learn more about Dr. Michael Stosich or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call (847) 548-4200.
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.
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iDentity Orthodontics offers orthodontic care such as invisalign, adult braces and other orthodontic services in Illinois.
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