Category Archives: News

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…

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…

Three Unbelievable Orthodontist Success Stories

La Grange, IL – Thinking about straightening your teeth with braces? You’re not alone. More people are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before, with adults seeing the biggest jump in statistics. Making an appointment with your orthodontist can help you straighten your teeth, that much is true. But braces can positively affect your life in…

Beautiful Smiles Change Lives

La Grange, IL – What is the first thing you notice about someone when they meet? If you’re like the majority of people, it’s the smile. A smile is an outward sign of warmth and friendliness, confidence and self-assurance. But what if you are embarrassed by your smile, and because of that, don’t smile often?…

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

La Grange, IL – Chances are, you’ve seen an ad for Invisalign, touting the many benefits of using it. Getting a perfectly straight and healthy smile, without metal brackets and wires, may seem too good to be true. But is it? “Invisalign revolutionized the orthodontic world when it was introduced,” says Dr. William Beam, a…

Why Your Child Should See an Orthodontist By Age 7

La Grange, IL – Did you know that it is recommended that all children see an orthodontist by the age of seven? While in most cases, orthodontic treatment will not be needed right away, this gives an orthodontist the opportunity to evaluate and then monitor the teeth and growth of a child’s jaw, so that…

Why Can’t I Have the Orthodontic Treatment I Want?

La Grange, IL – Are you tired of a crooked, crowded or otherwise imperfect smile? Have you been researching orthodontic treatment and think you have everything you need to choose the treatment that is best for you? With Google ready to answer any question we may have, it’s easy to think that we may have the best answer…

Can Smiling Actually Make You Happier?

La Grange, IL – Do you find yourself refraining from smiling often because you’re embarrassed by your less than perfect grin? You might want to reconsider, as recent studies suggest that our facial expressions have a lot to do with our mood. One study, performed by the University of Cardiff in Wales compared the happiness…

A Healthy Smile for a Healthy Life

La Grange, IL – March is World Oral Health Month, and at Battistoni and Beam, we know how important a straight smile is to ensuring your best oral health. Braces do more than just create a beautiful smile, they also create a better functioning one. “A properly functioning smile is crucial to your overall oral…