Adjusting Braces

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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... Read more »

Athletes with Braces Should Use a Mouthguard

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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... Read more »

Your Braces Need Daily Care and Cleaning

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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... Read more »

Routine Adjustment Sessions

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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... Read more »

Braces Require Routine Adjustment to Realign Your Teeth

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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... Read more »

How Braces Change your Lifestyle

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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... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Braces

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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... Read more »

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Ceramic Coated Braces

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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... Read more »