Orthodontics 101

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In orthodontics, the name of the game is “Good Bites”. No, that’s not the title of a fast food restaurant. We are speaking of straighter teeth, and the proper contact between your upper and lower teeth (i.e. your bite). Straight teeth are more than just aesthetically pleasing; they actually make eating, speaking and oral hygiene more trouble-free and can greatly influence the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

Here are some cases for which you’ll definitely want to see an Dr. E. Glenn Glassman:
-Crowded teeth
-Teeth with gaps
-Protruding teeth
-A maladaptive bite

Dr. E. Glenn Glassman has the know-how to make any crooked smile straight. He also has patience, as these issues can take time to correct. Braces are the most common orthodontic appliance to date. Braces are composed of wires and brackets that are used to gradually move your teeth into alignment. There are different kinds of braces to choose from. Retainers and headgear are other examples of possible appliances we might recommend to supplement the process.

Would you like to know more? Call Orthocare Systems Orthodontics at 314-739-8888 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. E. Glenn Glassman and his amazing staff have the education and experience to turn your smile into perfection.