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 place and cover it with... 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, they can also provide the... 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, having enlarged tonsils or tongue,... 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 possible to straighten your teeth... read more »

Are You Excited to Straighten Your Smile with Clear Aligners?

If you have been wanting to straighten your smile, but have been hesitant about wearing traditional braces, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman is pleased to offer clear aligners for our patients seeking to align their smiles in St. Louis, Missouri. Many of our patients discovered how delightful it is to correct smile imperfections discreetly using virtually invisible clear aligners. Why clear... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Orthocare Systems Orthodontics, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.... read more »