Dr. Schleimer is a native californian. He has been in the exclusive practice of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Contra Costa County since 1985.
Dr. Schleimer received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon, his
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and his certification in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics after completing his residency at the Graduate Department of Orthodontics at Temple University.
Dr. Schleimer is trained in all phases of his specialty, Fixed or removable orthodontic appliance correction (including clear or invisible aligners), habit control techniques, interceptive (early) or 2 phased treatment, cleft lip-palate management, correction of severely impacted teeth, management of congenitally absent teeth and surgical management of the jaw(s) of the orthodontic patient. Dr. Schleimer has been on the staff of John Muir Medical Center.
Dr. Schleimer is married to his wife of 30 years, Gale; they have two accomplished daughters who excel at academics and athletics, and are attending leading U.S. universities, studying science and liberal arts curricula.
Dr. Schleimer is a second generation orthodontist. His father, Max Schleimer, DDS (1918-2010); practiced for 38 years and had been an orthodontic educator for over 20 years.
Dr. Schleimer spends his free time with his family and their athletic pursuits, is an accomplished photographer and is a collector and restorer of vintage cameras, timepieces and radios. Dr. Schleimer is keenly interested in studying history (in which he received his first Baccalaureate degree) and is a close follower of current geopolitics.
Dr. Schleimer uses his academic energy to keep abreast of the latest in orthodontic philosophies, mechanics and clinical management. Occasionally, Dr. Schleimer lectures at meetings and at the University of the Pacific school of Dentistry Graduate Orthodontic Department, regarding the mechanics of patient teatment WITHOUT the use of HEAD/NECKGEAR.
A recipient of the "Circle of Excellence" Award from the Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF); Dr. Schleimer has been an active vocal and financial supporter of Walnut Creek schools and students.
Approach Dr. Schleimer, he loves to interact with his patients and families, and is a firm believer in the notion that the Dr. should spend quality time with the person attached to the teeth!
Most everyone knows that orthodontics is the profession that creates straight teeth and pleasing smiles.
Modern orthodontics has become better and more efficient at providing those smiles. In the current context of modern practice, significant attention is given to facial harmony, lip balance, and facial profile while creating a functional and healthy occlusion (bite).
Making a beautiful smile creates more than a pleasing look. It can add immeasurably to self-esteem and can have positive impact on many levels: both personal and professional.
Dr. Schleimer and his staff can offer a vast array of options in providing orthodontic treatment.
In most instances, conventional treatment is performed with the very latest in small, low profile highly efficient braces that have been shown to reduce traditional treatment times by as much as 25%.
Esthetic appliances, clear aligners for minimal tooth positioning (Invisalign type appliances), surgical management of deficiencies of growth and development, are all part of the services the office provides.
The office uses the newest "self-ligating" ultra-small braces and wire systems that speed treatment and reduce the number of visits. They increase the interval of time between visits too! Discomfort is reduced with these new technigues and appliances as well. GOOD NEWS!
DID WE SAY NO HEADGEAR?... YES IT IS TRUE, JUST CALL AND ASK US.
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