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Do I Need Braces Really? (10 Question Super Quiz)

Do I Need Braces Really? If you’re wondering if you need braces, know that you’re not alone. It’s a question many ask for themselves and their children. While there are clear and obvious cases where braces are an absolute necessity, most people have more subtle, simple dental issues that lead them to wonder if an orthodontist visit is the best move.

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I Have Fillings (Can I Still Get Braces?)

Can you still get braces if you have fillings? When you visit an orthodontist, this professional is concerned with straightening your teeth. They don’t perform standard dental procedures so your first visit to an orthodontic office could be when you’re an adult. If you’re concerned about your dental work interfering with the braces, learn a little bit more about the oral cavity. In short, it’s possible to straighten your teeth with fillings already in your mouth.

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(5 Easy Ways to) Brush Teeth with Braces?

How often should I brush teeth with braces? As orthodontists, we can use different types of braces and appliances to give you a straight, perfectly aligned smile. The work of keeping your teeth sparkling white, however, it up to up. Caring for your teeth while wearing orthodontic appliances may take a little extra effort, but the results will be worth it when your braces finally come off.

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What are The Dangers of DIY Braces? (BEWARE)

The dangers of DIY braces. Social media is creating a disturbing new trend in home dental care, do-it-yourself braces. DIY braces are tricks and techniques that bloggers use to straighten out their teeth at home. The problem is that these methods are unsafe and can even lead to tooth loss.

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Dr. Gorton Passed Board Recertification

Did you know? All three doctors at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics are Board Certified Orthodontic Specialists.

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Mandibular Advancement {a New Approach to Fixing an Overbite}

Larkspur, CA – Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, a leading orthodontic practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, is now using the Mandibular Advancement version of Invisalign clear aligners to help teens correct their “overbite.” This new, modern method has been adopted to make it more comfortable to provide treatment for teens whose lower jaw is positioned too far back, resulting in extra space between their top and bottom teeth in a front to back direction. Parents looking for a more patient-friendly approach to correct overbites, gaps, and overlapping teeth for their children can contact the office for a consultation via their website.

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How Thumb Sucking Damages Teeth (3 Ways To Stop It)

Every one of us has seen it at some point. An adorable young child, thumb jammed firmly in their mouth. And another arm wrapped around their favorite stuffed animal. Their eyes are closed, their cheeks are suckling gently, and they look completely and totally at peace. Maybe you take out your phone and snap a picture or two, smiling as you wish for that kind of innocence and peace.

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Cleaning Your Orthodontic Retainer (3 EASY WAYS)

Cleaning Orthodontic Retainer. If you’ve recently had your braces removed following the completion of your treatment, you’ve likely been provided with some form of retainer. The most common retainers include a temporary retainer for the upper row of your teeth and a permanent one for the bottom row. No matter what type of retainer you have, it’s important that you keep the item cleaned and well maintained to ensure that it remains in good condition and that your oral health isn’t adversely affected by a dirtied retainer.

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Can I Wear Braces If I’m Pregnant? (SUPER FACTS)

Wearing Braces and Pregnancy: Can I Wear Braces If I’m Pregnant? – Age does not matter; an image is everything, or so goes a cliché. It can never be too late to have a perfect smile or to go for improved dental health. However, many women of child-bearing age often wonder whether it is ok for them to wear braces while they are pregnant.

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Chronic Health Conditions & Extra Dental Care [2019 FACTS]

Children with long-term health issues require special care. While you may carefully monitor your child’s health by attending extra doctor’s appointments and watching for new symptoms, you may be unaware of the effects that their condition has on their oral health. Many of the most common chronic health conditions that children face create changes in their mouth that require you to prioritize helping them pay extra attention to their teeth and gums.

 

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