Expert Orthodontic Care for All Ages
Whether you need braces or have a complex craniofacial condition, the University of Chicago Medicine orthodontic team is committed to providing you comprehensive and compassionate care. We understand that orthodontic treatment is not one size fits all. Our orthodontist will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
We offer the full spectrum of care in all aspects of orthodontics for children and adults, providing treatment options to correct the following conditions, and more:
- Bite problems
- Misaligned teeth and jaws
- Jaw growth problems
- Cleft lip and palate anomalies
- Sleep apnea
Conveniently located in the South Loop, our orthodontic clinic is one of the most progressive in Chicago. When necessary, our board-certified orthodontist works closely with other UChicago Medicine experts in other specialties such as plastic and reconstructive surgery, ENT and sleep medicine to treat even the most complex conditions. This collaborative approach allows us to provide exceptional care that sets us apart from other clinics.
Treatment and Services
Whether you are a child or an adult, orthodontic treatment is important for improving teeth and gum health, as well as improving appearance. Our expert orthodontist uses advanced technology such as 3D and robotic based treatment planning. 3D treatment planning results in more precise diagnoses, better fitting appliances and shorter treatment times.
At UChicago Medicine, we know that a beautiful, functional smile is a great asset at any age. Our clinic offers leading-edge orthodontic care that’s tailored to your unique needs. You and your orthodontist will work together to decide which braces type is the best option for you based on the severity of your misalignment, your goals and lifestyle.
Traditional metal braces are still a very common option for straightening teeth. Metal braces are much sleeker and less noticeable than ever before, while still being able to effectively move even the most difficult misalignments. Metal braces are the most precise, quickest and best orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth.
Ceramic braces work the same way that metal braces do, utilizing brackets attached to the teeth and wires that guide the smile. However, the brackets will be made of tooth-color or clear material, helping them blend in with the natural smile. They are less noticeable but not as strong as metal braces.
Clear aligners are customized plastic trays that gradually move teeth over time. You will be given sets of aligners that are worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. Each set is perfectly calibrated to achieve a certain tooth movement, so it is important to wear aligners as your orthodontist recommends. Aligner trays should be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Our orthodontist creates functional, aesthetically pleasing and personalized clear aligners to offer the best possible outcome.
Orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery, corrects irregularities of the jaw bones and realigns the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work.
At UChicago Medicine, our orthodontist and plastic surgeon work together as a team to design and perform your plan of care.
Before surgery, orthodontic treatment is required in order to re-position your teeth so they align correctly after surgery is performed. Your orthodontist will also take a number of x-rays to provide your surgeon and create your dental casts and acrylic splints. Orthodontic treatment continues after surgery to bring your teeth into their final, optimal positions for good function.
At UChicago Medicine, our expert cleft lip and palate team is nationally recognized and accredited by the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA). We emphasize quality care in an equitable and inclusive fashion and are committed to alleviating health care disparities and serving our local communities.
Orthodontic care is essential in the treatment of cleft lip and palate. Your child’s orthodontist will be actively involved from an early age through adulthood to monitor and manage any issues affecting the teeth.
The type of orthodontic treatment your child will need depends largely on the cleft. Treatment can involve braces to prepare for future surgeries.
Our orthodontist will work closely with your child’s surgeon to help ensure the best outcome.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, an orthodontist may be able to provide effective treatment options to improve your condition.
We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment options, such as maxillomandibular advancement surgery or mandibular advancement devices (MADs) for both adults and children.
Your orthodontist will work with you and your care team to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Meet Our Expert Orthodontist
Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS, is a renowned orthodontist with subspecialty expertise in craniofacial orthodontics and robotically assisted orthodontics.Learn more about Dr. Stosich
Schedule an Appointment at UChicago Medicine South Loop
The orthodontic clinic at UChicago Medicine South Loop is accepting new patients. Call 847-548-4200 to schedule a consultation with our expert orthodontist.