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Before and After

Note: All before and after photos below are of actual patients treated by Dr. Jasmine Gorton and Dr. Bill Schmohl in their Marin office.

Crowding

For this severe level of crowding we first made room for the stuck canine teeth which can be seen sticking out of the gums. Later the patient received braces to finish straightening her teeth and give her a “knock your socks off” smile.

Most  orthodontists would have removed 4 permanent teeth to make room whereas our non extraction philosophy is to make the space needed at a younger age to avoid more invasive extractions later.

before crowding treatment

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before crowding treatment

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after crowding treatment

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after crowding treatment

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This patient had already received early treatment from another orthodontist in Marin before transferring to our office. Even though he already had his permanent teeth in we were able to resolve his severe crowding using only Damon braces and without removing any teeth.

before crowding treatment

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before crowding treatment

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after crowding treatment

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after crowding treatment

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Open Bite

For this patient we first controlled her thumb habit with a combination expander/habit appliance. We also added some tongue trainers to keep her tongue from holding the bite open. It is a lot easier to correct a thumb sucking habit when a child is younger.

Open Bite Before phase 1

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Open Bite after full braces done

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Deep Bite

This patient came to us with a deep bite and the bottom front teeth almost touching the gums behind the upper front teeth.  In our office we use two extra little braces (bite plates) that help correct a deep bite more efficiently resulting in a shorter treatment time.

before deep bite treatment

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after deep bite treatment

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Impacted Canines

We always try to get as much help from the body as we can, so we often will have an impacted (“stuck”) canine uncovered first to see if it will grow in on its own. This means we can see the tooth for more predictability and can also decrease the time with braces in place.

Impacted Canine labial (“lip side”)

patient10 before canine treatment 2

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patient10 before canine treatment

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patient10 after canine treatment 2

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patient10 after canine treatment

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Impacted Canine palatal (“tongue side”)

before impacted canine treatment

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after impacted canine treatment

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Multidisciplinary Treatment

Sometimes a patient needs more than just braces to achieve an ideal occlusion (bite). For this patient, the tooth near the middle of the palate was exposed by a surgeon (but not removed) and once it came in, we used braces to move it to the proper position.  The upper right tooth next to the center tooth is a baby tooth which did not grow a replacement, so her dentist  bonded it to the size of an adult tooth.  When she is finished growing,  she can replace this baby tooth with an implant since the corresponding adult tooth did not develop.

serenoa before treatment.1

serenoa after treatment


Alternative to Jaw Surgery

Rubber bands were used with Damon braces to achieve an excellent functional occlusion without the need for jaw surgery to break and reposition the upper and lower jaws.

before orthodontic treatment

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after orthodontic treatment

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For more before and after photo examples, please ask at our office. Contact us here to schedule your initial consultation.

Before & After