Can Your Kids Play Rough Sports While Wearing Braces?

Oak Park and La Grange, IL – You and your child have gone to the orthodontist, and you all agree: it’s time for braces. While this can be a difficult transition for any young adult, it gets more complicated if there are other factors to consider. For example, many tweens and teens participate in sports…

How Old Should a Child Be to Start Invisalign?

La Grange, IL – In the past two decades since Invisalign first entered the market, millions of people have straightened their teeth using this virtually invisible treatment. While adults of various ages have enjoyed this luxury, parents and children alike often wonder: What’s the youngest a child could start Invisalign treatment? La Grange, IL – In…

How to Get Your Kids Excited about Braces

La Grange, IL – Braces, for many people, are just a fact of life. While this and other orthodontic procedures for teens are often not appreciated at the time, they will pay off in dividends later on. But how can parents get their children not just ready, but excited for braces? La Grange/Oak Park orthodontist…

Braces Are Bad Enough; Do I Really Have to Floss, Too?

La Grange, IL – Braces are very popular orthodontic tools because they are extremely effective at straightening teeth. However, having braces can be difficult to maintain. How, then, does the average braces patient achieve the best results possible? Dr. Beam of Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics notes, “While the upkeep of braces can be cumbersome, it’s…

How to Keep Your Retainer Clean for Better Oral Health

La Grange, IL – If you want to keep your new beautiful smile, you’ll likely have to wear your retainer for a lifetime. That’s why keeping your retainer clean is not only important for your oral health, but excellent maintenance ensures it will last for years to come. Since it rests inside your mouth, directly…

Orthodontics and the Link to Total Body Health

La Grange, IL – Scrolling through your Facebook feed or watching TV, you’re likely inundated with images of celebrities’ pearly, perfectly straight white teeth. I could never have a smile like that, you might think. It’s expensive and only superficial. You may even wonder: What are the benefits to orthodontic work, anyway? Enter Drs. Battistoni…

Just Imagine How Amazing Life Will Be with an Ideal Bite

LaGrange, IL – When new patients visit Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics for their initial consultation, they usually have one thing on their mind: The Ideal Bite. Getting your bite to optimum conditions is the ultimate goal of any orthodontic treatment, says Dr. Battistoni, serving patients in LaGrange and Oak Park areas Adds Dr. Beam, “The…

How to Get Through Holiday Feasts While Wearing Braces

La Grange, IL – You’ve just finished eating a massive holiday meal. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry jelly, and a roll slathered in butter – and that’s just what’s caught in the top portion of your braces. Like most orthodontic patients, you probably find yourself asking: Isn’t there a way to get through the busiest shopping (and…