Dr Jasmine Gorton was asked to join Dr Drew Ferris in sharing Invisalign cases with the west coast Schulman Group members. Her slides showed our treatment plans + results for young children with sleep apnea symptoms (age 7) with a combination of a Palatal Expander and Invisalign and young children (age 7) without apnea treated with Invisalign Only Expansion. She also presented a unique approach to non-invasive Invisalign treatment of adults with strong lower jaws who would traditionally be treated with jaw surgery and braces.
Happy Women’s History Month from Marin Ortho!
Future Women: What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor? Business owner? Swimmer? Runner? Mom? All of those? None of the above? You do you 😊
Marin Ortho is a woman-owned and run business! Both Dr. Jasmine Gorton and Dr. Sona Bekmezian are UCSF-trained orthodontists and share the same philosophies in achieving your gorgeous, healthy smile.
New Invisalign Stickables!
Hi Marin Ortho Friends, Family, and New Patients! We are now offering Invisalign’s new product for Phase 1 and Teen patients called Invisalign Stickables. The stickers are a fun new way to accessorize your clear aligners and are easy to use. They are offered in a wide variety of shapes, colors, patterns, emojis, and more! Even better, they are made of a durable waterproof material so they adhere to the aligners.
How it Works
With your dry, clear aligner simply place the stickers where desired and peel off the clear film. The next step is to smile big! That’s it!
Ask a doctor or an assistant for Invisalign stickables at your next appointment!
We are very fortunate that in addition to guidance from national and local medical and dental organizations, we are also able to work directly with the coordinator of the Marin County Green Business, a government-run program.
Thanks to their expertise, we are able to continue to provide our patients and team members with an environment that is not only safe with regard to biological contaminants but also from chemicals that have been linked to respiratory issues, cancer, etc.
Looking for guidance for your own home? You don’t need to be a business owner to benefit from the tips on their website:
Dr. Jasmine Gorton, DMD, MS is a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist in braces/Invisalign and small business owner of Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics / MarinOrtho. The practice has maintained Marin County Green Business Certification for several years as part of their commitment to provide the best care possible for patients of all ages.
Learn more about Dr. Jasmine Gorton and the changes we have made to the way orthodontics is practiced (especially with COVID-19). Some technologies are applicable to other areas of dentistry as well!
Signs of a good orthodontist Signs of a good orthodontist. Adults, particularly moms, between the ages of 20-45 usually have a tough time finding a good orthodontist mainly because their teeth, gum, and jawbone are fully developed and need expert orthodontic care. In this post, we’ll show you 10 Signs of a good orthodontist. Let’s get going.
Special message from Dr. Gorton
Dr. Jasmine Gorton here. On behalf of the entire Gorton & Schmohl team, I wanted to send you and your families warm greetings and well wishes! Hopefully you and yours are doing your best to stay healthy and taking all the necessary precautions to keep others safe as well!
While we are all feeling the impact of the timing of the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order, please rest assured that your orthodontic treatments will continue as planned and largely without issue.
For our patients in braces, your wires will continue to straighten your teeth. Our recommendation to you is to continue maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices (making sure you use the Clinpro 5000 fluoride toothpaste you received from us) and also maintain a healthy braces-friendly diet! Please reference the braces food list you received, which is also on our website, and steer clear of hard, sticky, overly chewy foods that could cause things to come loose.
If you are wearing rubber bands as part of your recommended treatment, please continue! We’d like to see how you’ve done with your rubber bands and what your bite looks like so there will be some instructions later on in the video about how to take pictures of your teeth that we can use to evaluate your current bite.
For our Invisalign patients, you should have by now received all the aligners in your current set, as our office team has been mailing those out as they have become available. We encourage you to continue with wearing your aligner 20-22 hours per day, using your chewies regularly, and using your accelerator device daily if you elected to purchase one.
If you feel that you are going to be running out of aligners in the near future, we recommend slowing down your pace. If you customarily switch your aligners twice per week, which is the case for some of our youngest patients using Invisalign with Acceledent, you may want to switch once a week for the time being. If you usually switch your aligners weekly, you may want to slow down to every two weeks if you think you may run out soon. If you usually switch every two weeks, please stay with the same schedule of aligner changes.
Finally, if you’ve reached the last aligner of your set and have worn it full-time for a couple of weeks, please switch to night-time only with your last aligner so that they can hold your teeth in their current position. Please don’t stop wearing your aligners! And, as always, please do not throw away any backup aligners you may need if your current aligner breaks or gets lost!
For those patients with expanders, please stop turning after the prescribed number of turns has been completed. Please do not continue turning after the prescribed number of turns until you have submitted evaluation photos for assessment of progress.
While we are only seeing emergency patients in our office at this time per the recommendations of all governing health care bodies at the local, state and national levels, we want to reassure you all that we are available by phone, text, email, and video.
If you’ve subscribed with our dental monitoring program, please continue your weekly scans for evaluation. For everyone else, we’d like to extend an invitation for a virtual appointment for all our Invisalign patients due for a check, our braces patients who are currently wearing rubber bands, and expander patients who were still turning their expander when the shelter-in-place order started so that we can check-in and evaluate your progress.
We also want to let you know that we have virtual consultations available on our website for new treatment interest and inquiries. We have a video coming up from Lindsay, our Treatment Coordinator, demonstrating how to take photos of the teeth easily at home to help us with our assessments. You are welcome to email your photos to all three doctors at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have.
Click here for Lindsay’s tutorial on how to take photos of your teeth
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Orthodontic Instructions During Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place Order
Gorton & Schmohl orthodontic patients (including my son Kai) who were among the first worldwide to be treated with Invisalign for early expansion. We have found this technique to be effective, also more patient-friendly and hygienic than traditional expanders.
The demand for esthetic, comfortable orthodontic treatment appears to be on the rise across all age groups. Not surprisingly, parents’ perceptions of the types of appliances that are acceptable for their children
closely mirror their standards of esthetics for themselves. According to a survey by Rosvall and colleagues, clear aligners and lingual appliances are generally preferred, followed in order by ceramic appliances, ceramic selfligating appliances, and self-ligating stainless steel (including hybrid).
1 The same study found that esthetic appliances were acceptable to more than 90% of adults, while traditional stainless steel and metal self-ligating brackets were acceptable to only 55% and 58%, respectively.
Dr. Jasmine Gorton and her son demonstrate the easiest way of keeping Invisalign clear aligners clean at home.
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200 Larkspur, California 94939
Text or call us at 415 459 8006