What Sets Us Apart

Embrace Our World Orthodontics has more than 50 years of combined orthodontic experience with our three full- time orthodontists at a single location. Dr. Gary ShankerDr. Jonathan Shanker, and Dr. Brian Schlueter, as well as our fantastic office staff, are tremendously proud of the high-quality service we continue to provide to the St. Louis community. Whether you’re looking for Invisalign® or regular braces, we’re here to meet any of your orthodontic needs!


It is our privilege to provide a fun-filled, positive environment with a focus on the highest quality orthodontic care that exceeds all expectations through personalized attention that makes each individual feel welcomed.

Our patients value their smiles, and we are enthusiastically committed to their care.

With a legacy of integrity and service, we continue the tradition of building lasting relationships with our patients and our community.


As a part of this community, our practice has built a reputation offering the best to our patients, but we wouldn’t be able to be the best without our talented team of orthodontists. Dr. Gary ShankerDr. Jonathan Shanker, and Dr. Brian Schlueter work as a team for one common goal: providing our patients with the highest level of orthodontic care available to create a perfect smile, every time. Together, they have decades of orthodontic experience, helping countless patients achieve a healthier smile that is built to last a lifetime.


The Embrace Our World Orthodontics team strives to provide each and every patient with the highest quality orthodontic treatment they need, in the friendly, welcoming environment they deserve. From the moment you walk into our office for your first visit, we want to ensure you feel at home, are comfortable asking questions, and fully engage in your orthodontic care.


Our orthodontists use innovative technology to ensure we offer our patients the best oral solutions available. Our office and orthodontic approach offer the following:

  • Exclusively digital X-rays (reduced radiation)
  • 3D scanner to scan images of the teeth for diagnostic models and Invisalign (no radiation or impressions)
  • Latest in clinically proven brackets (braces) with efficient wires that give optimal movement of the teeth
  • Invisalign for adults and teens
  • Opal® Seal – a revolutionary new orthodontic primer that enhances bond strength and improves your overall enamel health.


Since 2009, Drs. Gary and Jonathan Shanker and Dr. Brian Schlueter have been selected and honored as Top Dental Professionals by their peers for the St. Louis, MO and surrounding areas! Our team is honored to have this recognition by our peers as well as ongoing positive testimonials from our patients.


Our practice offers a range of financial options to accommodate your needs. Feel free to reach out to our staff if you’d like to have a more in-depth conversation about payment options and insurance prior to your first appointment with Embrace Our World Orthodontics. Otherwise, we can discuss all of your options in person when you visit our St. Louis, MO office!