Treatment Info


Orthodontic Treatment 

At Embrace Our World Orthodontics, we have an orthodontic treatment for every patient and every price point. If you want to increase the function of your teeth and finally have a beautiful, straight smile, we’ve got the treatment for you. Our experienced orthodontists and staff will address each individual patient’s needs and discuss all of the possible treatments. It does not matter if you are a child, teen, or adult, our team will confidently provide the most appropriate treatment plan for you! For questions or concerns, please never hesitate to ask Dr. Schleuter, Dr. Gary Shanker, or Dr. Jonathan Shanker!

Embrace Our World Orthodontics’ Treatment Options

Our orthodontic team offers an array of orthodontic treatment options in order to care for all of our patients. Depending on your specific orthodontic needs and smile goals, one treatment may be preferred over another. Our orthodontists provide the following orthodontic treatments for patients throughout St. Louis:

  • Early Treatment: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child visit the orthodontist for early treatment at the age of seven. At this time, one of our orthodontists at Embrace Our World Orthodontics will assess if orthodontic problems are apparent or will become apparent in future years. Dr. Schleuter, Dr. Gary Shanker, and Dr. Jonathan Shanker will be looking for crowding of teeth, openbites, crossbites, and overbites. And, we will be able to tell if and when your child will need braces. By getting started early, we will set your child up for a life-long straight smile!
  • Adolescent Treatment: A child’s pre-teen and teen years are the perfect time for orthodontic treatment. We want to ensure that their jaws and teeth are developing properly and function correctly for biting, chewing, and speaking. At Embrace Our World Orthodontics, we offer traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontic appliances. Each individual patient’s treatment process and appliance will be a little different based on their specific needs. Together, we will provide your adolescent with a straight, functional smile for life. 
  • Adult Treatment: Braces are not only for children and teens. Adults are the largest growing group of orthodontic patients. And, with technological advances, orthodontic adult treatment has more inconspicuous options than ever! You’ll hardly even notice the orthodontic appliance on your teeth. Our orthodontists offer Invisalign, ceramic braces, and traditional metal braces. We want to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and it’s not too late to achieve it! 
  • Types Of Braces: At your St. Louis orthodontist, we offer many different orthodontic treatment plans and types of braces when it comes to straightening teeth. Dr. Schleuter, Dr. Gary Shanker, and Dr. Jonathan Shanker can provide metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign teen. Together, we will discuss which option will best fit your needs and your orthodontic health. 
  • Retention: After your orthodontic treatment has finished and your braces have been taken off, we want to retain your newly straightened teeth. Our orthodontists use retainers to keep your teeth in their new stable positions and hold them in place. You will be provided with a retainer to wear for 12-24 months after your orthodontic treatment has ended. This will ensure your teeth stay straight and functional. 
  • 3D Scanner: Receive your Invisalign clear aligners even quicker with Embrace Our World Orthodontics’ 3D scanner. Our scanner will allow you to look at scans of your teeth with your orthodontist, receive your Invisalign treatment plan sooner, and experience a precise aligner fit to your teeth. 
  • Invisalign: Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment plan that consists of clear, removable aligners that fit directly onto the teeth. Every two weeks the aligners are changed to slowly, but surely, shift your teeth into the desired position. The advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are basically unnoticeable. They are clear and are worn directly on your teeth, can be taken out to eat or drink, and require the same oral hygiene routine. Embrace Our World Orthodontics recommends Invisalign to adults who want a less seen orthodontic treatment option. 
  • Invisalign Teen: Invisalign Teen offers all of the exact same benefits as stated above, but they are provided for teenagers instead of adults. Normally, teen braces consist of the traditional metal braces. However, more and more teens are choosing to move away from this option and elect to use Invisalign Teen for a more inconspicuous option. Invisalign Teen will still offer your child a straight, functional smile once the orthodontic treatment process has been completed, but they will not need the metal brackets and wires. If you or your teen has questions about Invisalign Teen, discuss the procedure and treatment with Dr. Schleuter, Dr. Gary Shanker, or Dr. Jonathan Shanker!

Contact Embrace Our World Orthodontics For Treatment Today!

At Embraces Our World Orthodontics in St. Louis, MO, we offer an orthodontic treatment plan for every age group and desired result. Together, with our staff, we are confident that we can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted for yourself or for your family member. For further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Schleuter, Dr. Gary Shanker, or Dr. Jonathan Shanker. Our orthodontists and staff will be eager to answer your questions and set up your first consultation. Call or visit Embrace Our World Orthodontics today! A beautiful, straight smile is available in no time!