Dr. Jasmine Gorton joined with fellow members of the Hispanic Dental Association for volunteer dentistry in the homeless clinic in Santurce & San Juan – Puerto Rico.
Pediatric Orthodontist training requires a great deal of dedication along with many years of training and practice. These specialists work hard to understand all areas of orthodontics and how to apply them to the special psychology and anatomy of children. Working with the young in any area can be exciting and challenging. A successful Pediatric Orthodontist should have a natural love for children as well as an interest in oral health and orthodontic procedures.
Abnormal jaw pain can be an indicator of a serious health problem, especially if it occurs for a prolonged period. Some jaw pains are so intensive they cause headaches. Consider seeing a doctor if you experience abnormal jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by many factors.
What is the difference between traditional expanders and clear aligners? Today’s orthodontic treatments are a far cry from the decades when patients had to endure ponderous hardware and lengthy treatment times! Some of the newest cutting-edge orthodontic practices are so lightweight and streamlined you may hardly know they are there!
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.
How Can Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health? Widely spaced teeth are a concern not merely for the vain or those overly concerned about their appearance. There are a number of serious concerns associated with widely spaced teeth, including Gingivitis, mouth sores, and tooth decay. In general, widely spaced teeth lead to the extra build up of bacteria including tartar and plaque. The impact of this can be severely life-damaging and, at the very least, highly inconvenient.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth? Straightening your teeth can be a positive move for those who have self-esteem and confidence issues. If you’ve always felt bad about the way that your teeth look, it is time to see a local orthodontist and be fitted for the right types of braces. Believe it or not, wearing braces can be a lot more comfortable than you might think. Especially thanks to the new innovation known as Invisalign. However, even if you go with traditional metal braces, you’ll find that they answer your questions of how to “straighten my teeth” because they work so well and so efficiently.
Sucking a thumb or finger (s) typically is not a concern for children preschool age or younger. Most children will stop on their own if you give them time between the ages of 3 to 6 years. This coincides with when a child is old enough to be able to have a productive conversation about the habit. We have found that for most kids this does not happen before age 5 or 6, though sometimes we try to “plant the seed” of stopping the habit earlier as something to consider “for when the big teeth try to come in.”
Taking Invisalign to the Highest Level: Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics Leads Marin County in achieving Diamond Provider designation for Invisalign Clear Aligner Treatment
Larkspur, CA – A beautiful smile not only accentuates the beauty of an individual but also represents the oral health consciousness of that individual. At Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, the doctors are board-certified in the orthodontic specialty of moving teeth and they apply this knowledge to careful treatment planning of both their braces and clear aligner patients. While all treatment modalities are based on the biology of tooth movement, each orthodontic “tool” available to the doctor has its own unique functionality which must be learned in order to achieve an optimal result.
Orthodontics is a special branch of dental medicine that focuses on achieving optimal alignment for the teeth, bite and jaw. Traditional treatment has focused on the use of braces to achieve this goal. Today, in addition to metal braces, there are a number of other treatments. Invisalign and Damon Clear braces are also available for patients who prefer other options. But one thing has not changed in the field or orthodontics, and that is the need to take x-rays before beginning a course of orthodontic treatment.
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200 Larkspur, California 94939
Text or call us at 415 459 8006