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 »

The Solution to Snoring

Do you or one of your family members snore? As many jokes that we make about it as a minor annoyance, snoring can actually be a sign of a sleep disorder. What causes snoring? During sleep, the throat’s airway muscles naturally relax. Collapsing throat tissues, large tonsils, or even the tongue’s position can narrow the… Read more »

Meet Your Orthodontist, Dr. Glenn Glassman

What if your orthodontist were also a skydiver, rock-climber and alligator wrestler? What if you and your child were on a first-name basis with this orthodontist? At Orthocare Systems Orthodontics, you’ll meet just such a man. Dr. E. Glenn Glassman, whom patients affectionately call Dr. Glenn, also happens to be the rather successful owner of… Read more »

How to Fix and Treat a Broken Bracket on Your Braces

Broken brackets can be inconvenient, annoying, and troublesome. However, there are things you can do to improve the situation and make the broken bracket a little less terrible. Those things are: –Step No. 1: Check the damage. Look to see if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it is, leave it in… Read more »

Why Should You Consider Getting Orthodontic Braces?

You should consider getting orthodontic braces if you have a smile that needs to be straightened. With a straighter smile, studies have shown you are more likely to experience an increase in your self-esteem, a positive self-image, and a desire to maintain optimum oral, physical, and mental health. Not only can braces provide many mental improvements,… Read more »

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments for Sleep Apnea

An oft-misdiagnosed oral health disorder is that of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when your regular breathing patterns become disrupted during sleep, either by restricted airflow or when signals from your brain to breathe fail to reach the muscles required for breathing. Common risks for sleep apnea include being over 40 years of age, overweight,… Read more »

Are Your Teeth in the Proper Alignment?

Misalignment issues sometimes referred to as malocclusions can have a vast effect on our overall oral health. Crooked teeth are often much harder to clean than straight teeth, resulting in a higher risk for plaque buildup in hard to reach places around our teeth and gums. With the help of orthodontic aligners, it may be… Read more »