At the office of J Bunkers Orthodontics, we want each of our patients to have a smile like a masterpiece! For more than 20 years, Dr. Jeffrey Bunkers, Dr. Sheila Daniels and our team have been providing high-quality orthodontic care in a state-of-the-art facility. You can trust our experience and expertise to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Bunkers has years of experience using the newest and most effective orthodontic treatments to ensure positive treatment outcomes. You can take advantage of traditional braces, In-Ovation® self-ligating braces, Incognito™ lingual braces, or Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners. Getting a beautiful and healthy smile has never been easier!
Our friendly orthodontist and staff want to make your time with us as comfortable as possible. We look forward to working with you and your family! Contact our Perrysburg orthodontic office, Oregon orthodontic office, or Bowling Green orthodontic office to schedule your complimentary consultation and learn about all your treatment options.
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Meet Dr. Jeffrey Bunkers
I’ve been working in the field of orthodontics for over 30 years and I never get tired of meeting unique individuals every day. They all have different backgrounds, cultures, and dreams. Everyone is original and that makes my day really fun. I learn so much from each and every one of them and do my best to give them the masterpiece smiles they’ve always wanted. Education and Continuing Education.
Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Nebraska School of Dentistry
Orthodontic certificate – University of Kentucky
One of my proudest achievements is that I’ve always been on the leading edge of orthodontic technology. I strive to employ all the latest technology that helps to make orthodontic treatment comfortable and efficient for my patients.
American Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
Ohio Dental Association
Ohio Association of Orthodontists
Toledo Dental Society
Outside the Office
I am a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and now reside in Perrysburg with my wife Lynda, and our daughters, Katie and Gabrielle. We also have two very cute Havanese dogs named Hollywood and Desi Arnez, an adorable Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise named Oscar, a blue and gold Macaw named Jimmy Buffet, and two parakeets. I love art and reading, boating on the Great Lakes, traveling to remote places around the world, and scuba diving.
What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you're considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.
How can I take care of my teeth if I'm wearing braces or a retainer?
ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day. Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your orthodontist or family dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities! If you take out your retainer to eat, make sure you brush your teeth, floss, and remember to keep it safe in its container so that it does not get lost or broken. Keep your retainer clean, too, by brushing it gently with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You may also soak it in denture cleaner as instructed by your orthodontist. Do not put your retainer in boiling water or in the dishwasher. During your treatment, try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar, which increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth, causing more plaque and possibly cavities. Avoid sticky and chewy foods (caramel, chewing gum, gummy bears), hard foods (hard candy, nuts, ice cubes), or any foods that could possibly get stuck in your braces (corn on the cob, soft bagels, ribs, taffy, etc.). Be sure to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months.
What are braces?
Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:
Traditional metal braces
If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?
The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.