When you are walking around feeling grumpy and making a frown, remember that a smile is happiness right under your nose. You wouldn’t think that smiling is healthy, but medical research reveals that it is. Each time you smile, endorphins are released that make you feel better mentally and physically. If you are too embarrassed to smile because your teeth have gaps, then visit an orthodontist for an evaluation. You and your children will smile frequently after wearing braces or Invisalign aligners. Most patients visiting an orthodontic office have simple malocclusions that only require wearing orthodontia for two years or less. While children and teenagers think two years is forever, parents know the time flies by quickly.
Types of Orthodontic Devices
There are great orthodontic devices available today to straighten teeth, including:
• Herbst expanders
• WildSmile brackets
• Color braces
• Damon clear
Children and teenagers often want to show off their orthodontia devices by choosing bright colors and designs, but you can also choose regular silver wires or color-matching ceramic. Adults and teenagers also have the option of wearing Invisalign aligners that are barely noticeably by others and easy to take care of each day.
Expert Orthodontic Care near San Francisco Bay
The residents of San Francisco Bay are lucky to have access to an orthodontist at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics located in Larkspur, Calif. Patients can schedule an appointment with either:
• Dr. Bill Schmohl
• Dr. Jasmine Gorton
One of the best things about getting braces at this facility is that molds are created with three-dimensional computer software. If you want to see what happens after wearing Invisalign or other orthodontia devices, then take time to look at before and after photographs of previous patients. In less than two years, you could find happiness right under your nose because of a perfect smile.
Dr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay Area native, graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor degrees in both Integrative Biology and Social Sciences and then went on to graduate from Harvard with honors for her Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
She continued her education at UCSF with a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Growth and Development, followed by an Orthodontic Residency with a Master of Science in Oral Biology.
She is Board Certified in Orthodontics. She received the American Association of Orthodontics Award for Craniofacial Research and the Harvard Odontological Society Award for Excellence in Research. Her work on preventing decay around braces has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics.