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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…

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”.…

10 Ways Seeing an Orthodontist Will Change Your Life

La Grange, IL – A staggering 75% of people don’t have straight teeth, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. If you’re one of them, don’t worry. There is always time to fix your smile. Your teeth can be moved into place no matter what age you happen to be. If you are wondering why…

FAQ About Adult Braces

Oak Park, IL – A beautiful smile can help you greet the world with confidence, and people who smile more have lower stress levels than those who don’t. But if you hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by your crooked or crowded grin, there’s good news – it’s not too late to get the smile…