Adjusting Braces

During the course of your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Brett Gluck, you'll have to visit our office periodically to have your braces adjusted. This is a critical part of straightening your teeth and ensuring that you get the smile you want as quickly and effectively as possible. Every time an adjustment is made, it means you're that much closer to... read more »

Athletes with Braces Should Use a Mouthguard

The braces installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. Brett Gluck, are designed to be durable enough to handle the regular wear and tear of eating most basic foods. However, the potential blows to the face that can occur during rigorous athletics and contact sports can pose a serious threat to your mouth and your braces. This makes the... read more »

Your Braces Need Daily Care and Cleaning

The ultimate goal of the braces installed by Dr. Brett Gluck is to realign your teeth for a more functional mouth and an appealing smile. This is done by performing timely adjustments to apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that hold your teeth in position. Should any part of your braces be damaged or you develop tooth decay issues,... read more »

Routine Adjustment Sessions

Alignment issues, as well as overcrowding issues with your child’s teeth, can all be addressed by having Dr. Brett Gluck install braces. Of course simply installing the braces, into their mouth is just the first step in the realignment process. In order to stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your child’s teeth in the sockets, the braces will need regular adjustments... read more »

Braces Require Routine Adjustment to Realign Your Teeth

In order for your braces to effectively realign your teeth, your orthodontist, Dr. Brett Gluck, will need to perform routine adjustments. Each adjustment stretches and alters the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth into place. After four to six weeks, the periodontal ligaments will accept their new positions and your braces will be ready for another small adjustment. The stretching... read more »

How Braces Change your Lifestyle

Over the course of multiple, timely adjustment sessions, the braces installed in your son or daughter’s mouth will realign their teeth for a more appealing smile and more functional mouth. If your son or daughter develops cavities, or if their braces are damaged in some way, it will likely increase the amount of time they need to wear the appliance.... read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Braces

Your new set of braces that were installed by our Quality Orthodontic Care team will adjust the alignment of your teeth over the course of multiple adjustment sessions. If the braces become damaged, bent or if you develop cavities on your teeth, it will hamper the progress imparted by your braces. There are a few oral hygiene considerations and lifestyle... read more »

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Ceramic Coated Braces

For all intents and purposes ceramic coated braces are exactly the same as traditional braces, except that most of the hardware has been carefully coated with a porcelain-ceramic material. This porcelain coating can be shaded to closely match to your natural tooth enamel. This makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you have braces. It’s important to... read more »

Adjusting Your Braces for Fast and Effective Realignment of Your Teeth

Alignment issues and overcrowded teeth as well as over or under bite issues are common reasons why Dr. Brett Gluck might recommend having braces installed on your teeth. Simply having the braces installed in your mouth is only the first step in the realignment process. On the average, you will need to have your braces adjusted every four to six... read more »