Orthodontics 101

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… Read more »

Damaged Braces Need to Be Repaired to Prevent Further Complications

The braces installed in your mouth at Orthocare Systems Orthodontics’s St. Louis, Missouri clinic represent the function component needed to gradually adjust the position and orientation of your teeth. This will effectively reduce the chances of suffering certain dental complications as well as provide you with a much more appealing smile. While the orthodontic components… Read more »

Keeping Your Oral Health Shining Depends on Optimum Oral Health as a Teen

Keep your oral health shining depends on optimum oral health as a teen. The teen years are some of the most important years for your oral health because it is the time when the last remaining teeth erupt above the gum line, finishing the set that needs to last for the rest of your life…. Read more »

Orthodontic Relapse Can Be Prevented by a Retainer

Your routine braces adjustment sessions at Dr. E. Glenn Glassman’s St. Louis, Missouri orthodontic clinic have been critical to realigning your teeth and preventing dental complications. Now that your teeth have achieved their ideal position and orientation the orthodontic hardware can be removed from your mouth. Yet there will still be some lingering tension in… Read more »

How Orthocare Systems School Assemblies are Making a Difference

Dr. E. Glenn Glassman, founder of Orthocare Systems Orthodontics, has been involved in making the community a better place through dental education for decades. He has received several awards and citations for his involvement. For ten years, he coauthored the “Tooth Talk Column” in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. For over three decades, Orthocare Systems… Read more »

How Braces Can Be Beautiful

Are you considering braces for yourself or your child? You’re not alone. Braces are one of the most common orthodontic services offered. If you didn’t already know, here’s some basic information about braces. Braces consist of a system of metal brackets, wires and bands that are bonded to the front of your teeth and are… Read more »

How Braces Can Transform Your Smile

You’ve probably seen many children, teens and even adults with metal braces on their teeth. Perhaps you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a member of your family. Orthocare Systems Orthodontics in St. Louis, Missouri wants you to have all the information you need throughout this process as well as a means to affordable… Read more »

Why Orthodontic Needs are Best Addressed in the Teen Years

You’ve probably noticed that of all age groups, teenagers are most often fitted with braces and other orthodontic appliances. The typical age range for braces is 9-16. Have you ever wondered why that is? Your orthodontist, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman, will typically wait until all their young patients’ permanent teeth have come through before considering… Read more »

The Unusual Benefits of a Retainer

As you know, braces are designed to fix the alignment of your bite. Retainers maintain that alignment. Once your braces are removed, Dr. Glenn Glassman will fit you or your child with a custom-made retainer to wear and will give you specific instructions for wearing it. It is particularly important for you to know that… Read more »

Options for Affordable Orthodontic Care

Orthocare Systems Orthodontics in St. Louis and St. Peters, Missouri cares deeply about providing orthodontic care to people in all walks of life. That’s why we work so hard to make our services as affordable as possible while maintaining a safe, high-quality practice. Here are some things we can do to help you out financially:… Read more »