Safe and effective orthodontic practices


Bruce Gloeckner DDS Services Offered

Treatment with Dr. Gloeckner reduces time in braces. When braces are necessary adults can begin treatment with more comfortable hygienic anesthetic appliances which reduces the necessary time to wear braces.

Treatment with Dr. Gloeckner differs from others and offers great results without surgical extractions. Treatment may also relieve causes of TMJ and may be an alternative to surgery. Your treatment may require several techniques which can enhance and shorten your time and braces. His appliances are more inconspicuous and you may take them out to clean your teeth for special occasions crowding and other conditions may be corrected without loss of permanent teeth.

Dr. Bruce Gloeckner's functional appliances practice limited to Orthodontics.

His approach is much different as he provides treatment that will affect the jaw breathing chewing and swallowing correcting a misaligned bite has special characteristics bringing the giant into alignment corded waiting with the bike so that all the teeth meet together evenly front to back that the front teeth protect the back teeth that the back teeth do not touch when the teeth are all the way together.

Orthodontics would more likely modify the bone shape or position to allow the ideal bite and facial results. What we don't like to do is take the teeth out instead changing the shape of the bones. Each patient is different, because of this, Dr. Gloeckner prefers to avoid extractions and surgery that were recommended by other doctors His approach is based on the fact that jaws are changeable and many other approaches to see jaw size and position as unchangeable teeth.

Treatments can take anywhere between a few months to a few years depending on each patient's individual needs.

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Services



Orthodontics Services

Orthodontics Services

We offer orthodontic services that involve the treatment of any alignment or occlusion issues in the teeth and jaw. We use a variety of methods including, traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign®, expanders and more. Our services focus on helping patients receive the perfect smile they deserve, while keeping patient’s teeth as healthy as possible. We will schedules appointments to monitor the patient’s status with his or her needs in mind.

Orthodontics Services
Clear Braces

Clear Braces

Through the technological advancement of dental tools, we are now able to offer clear braces as an alternative to traditional metal ones. Made out of different materials, such as a tooth-colored resin, clear braces come in a variety of forms. Now, patients can achieve the straight smile they desire without having noticeable metal on their teeth. There are also other forms of clear braces available to fit a patient’s needs.

Clear Braces
Common Problems With Braces

Common Problems With Braces

Gum disease, cavities, demineralization, a loose bracket and more are all common problems with braces. Fortunately, our functional orthodontics office will go over all of the proper cleaning methods for braces with the patient. We will also have the dentist visit our office for cleanings and to monitor the progress of the braces, planned around the patient’s schedule.

Common Problems With Braces
Invisalign® for Teens

Invisalign® for Teens

It is no surprise that teens dislike having to get braces. However, Invisalign® is a nearly invisible option that few people will notice the teen is wearing. Not only is this product nearly invisible, but it is just as effective as metal braces. Our office will examine your teen’s oral health and see if Invisalign® is the best treatment.

Invisalign® for Teens
Invisalign® Practitioner

Invisalign® Practitioner

Invisalign® is not just for teens, but also for adults. There may come a time when an adult patient needs to wear a form of braces to straighten his or her teeth. Instead of having to wear metal braces, we can fit the adult patient with Invisalign® braces. Not only are they nearly unnoticeable, Invisalign® braces are removable and aesthetically pleasing.

Invisalign® Practitioner
Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics involves the adjustment and re-aligning of one’s teeth or jaw. With crooked teeth, a patient is at a greater risk of infection or overcrowding. Contrary to belief, we would rather not pull teeth unless absolutely necessary. Our orthodontics treatment will help to prevent problems from unhealthy teeth and lead to a brighter smile.

Orthodontics
Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontics for Adults

Adults may fear for their career and social life, upon hearing that they will have to wear braces or some other oral appliance. In reality, we can provide adult patients with numerous methods that are effective and difficult to notice. In some cases, adults can invest in removable components for their oral health needs. If you are an adult in need of an orthodontist visit, do not be afraid to call our office and discuss your options today.

Orthodontics for Adults
Orthodontics for Children

Orthodontics for Children

By starting earlier in childhood, we can help children have clean, healthy, and straight teeth for life. While children who need braces will have to wear traditional metal ones, the metal brackets are now much smaller than they used to be. We may also first use an expander to make room for other teeth. Starting the treatment as early as eight years of age can help to prevent larger oral health problems in your child’s future.

Orthodontics for Children
Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Along with the traditional metal braces, there are several other types of braces for the patient’s requests and needs. Other forms of braces include but are not limited to, lingual braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign®, and clear braces. A patient’s age, health status, and orthodontic needs are all determining factors on which type of braces will be the right choice.

Types of Braces