Keeping Clean While Staying Green! 1

Keeping Clean While Staying Green!

Keeping Clean While Staying Green! 2Patients who are new to our office are sometimes curious about what our approach is for ensuring a safe environment, especially for young children for whom chemicals can have a stronger effect.

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.

NEW! Invisalign Stickables 3

NEW! Invisalign Stickables

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!

NEW! Invisalign Stickables 4

Ask a doctor or an assistant for Invisalign stickables at your next appointment!

Teeth Removed for Braces in 2020 | AMAZING NEW FACT SHEET 5

Teeth Removed for Braces in 2020 | AMAZING NEW FACT SHEET

If you have ever had to have a tooth pulled for any reason, you already know why so many orthodontic patients are keen to avoid this experience in their treatment! In fact, this is one of the first questions many nervous new orthodontic patients have. “Will I have to have any teeth pulled?” The moment they ask this question, it is easy to see they are hoping to hear a resounding, “No!” In this article, let’s take a closer look at the alternatives to having teeth removed. Let’s get cracking.

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Traditional Metal Braces | What Are Other Options in 2020?

If you don’t want traditional metal braces, what are the other options? Today’s teeth straightening technology has come a long way from the early days when a swig of spirits and a pair of pliers pretty much summed up your options. In this post, we’ll show you what you can get from an orthodontist in this modern world apart from metal braces. Let’s get cracking.

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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces 6

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

The day you get your braces can be a pretty exciting day. Finally, you are on your way to achieving a bright, white, straight smile you can proudly show off. One day not long from now, you will look at yourself in the mirror and be so glad you invested the time and energy to achieve healthier, straighter and more attractive teeth. In this article, get an in-depth look at foods to avoid while wearing braces. Let’s get cracking.

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Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE) 7

Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE)

The difference between a dentist and orthodontist. Like medicine, dentistry has a number of sub-specialties. Among these are periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics. Each requires additional training beyond that given in dental school. Here’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist.

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How to Rock Braces Like Top Celebrities | QUICK LIST 2020

Oh, the stresses of fame. You need to look your best all the time. What’s more important to being camera-ready than having a great smile? Beautiful, straight, white smiles aren’t something we’re all born with, and that’s true even for Hollywood stars. When celebrities are being photographed with crooked or crowded teeth, their stylists send them to the orthodontist. In this post, we’ll take you through famous stars and show you how to rock braces like top celebrities. Let’s start the song.

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Can Retainers Fix Shifted Teeth After Braces? | 3 FAST FACTS

While braces are a fantastic solution for yourself or your children when suffering from misaligned teeth, it’s actually possible for your teeth to shift slightly even after wearing an orthodontic appliance, especially if you don’t start to use a retainer immediately. If you’ve neglected to wear a retainer right after the brackets are taken off, you’ll want to research your options before your teeth have moved too much. Below is some useful information about how a retainer can help with a slight shift of your teeth. In this post, we’re going to show you what retainers do and why you must keep wearing them. Let’s get started.

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Should I get Braces Before my Wedding? | 5 QUICK ANSWERS

Should I get braces before my wedding? Weddings often bring to light things that a person has always wanted to change, and you may suddenly find yourself worrying about the appearance of your smile. While you have likely gotten used to your crooked or misaligned teeth over the years, the realization that your smile will be immortalized for posterity in your wedding album may leave you dealing with some serious fears. In this post, we’re going to tell you super things to consider on the lead-up to your wedding day. Let’s dive right in.

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Ever Wondered What the Individual Parts of Braces Do? | 7 FACTS

What constitutes the individual parts of braces? Getting braces is more exciting than it ever has been before. Not only can you get to do things such as choose the colors of the bands that you wear, but you may also have the chance to pick from several different types of appliances. While there is more than one way to straighten teeth, braces are still the go-to method in the field of orthodontics. They are the ideal choice because the different components can all be altered in various ways to do things such as pull teeth closer together or apart while also aligning the top and bottom jaws.

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