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…

11 Ways Wearing Braces Can Help You Find Love

La Grange/Oak Park, IL – Whether you’re a teen or an adult who is about be fitted for braces, you may think that you’ll have to put your love life on hold until your braces are removed. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, wearing braces can actually help you find “the one”.…

Movies That Would Have Failed Without a Few Healthy Smiles

La Grange/Oak Park, IL – When we look up at the silver screen, we are used to seeing beautiful stars and starlets with straight, healthy smiles. But what if things were different? We sat down with two of the best Orthodontists in the La Grange and Oak Park areas to discuss this alternate universe while…