A Laugh is a Smile that Bursts
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Laughing and smiles bursting is what makes life worth living and sharing. Don’t be embarrassed to laugh and smile because of misaligned teeth, poor bite or cosmetic problems with your teeth.
Treating Orthodontic Issues
An orthodontist will treat all problems associated with those problems and more. Treating orthodontic issues should be done as early as possible for the most productive, least expensive and shortest amount of time. Every patient is different, but early intervention is smart. Children should be evaluated by an orthodontist as early as 7 years old so that their adult teeth can be x-rayed and any possible placement issues can be addressed.
Why are there different types of braces?
Braces come in many varieties in order for several reasons. Some work better for more severe bite problems and some are better for adults and teens who wish to draw mimimal attention. Adults and many teens are often fitted, if appropriate for their problem, with Invisalign braces. Invisalign is a removable clear brace that is completely invisible when worn. Adults who are out in the working field find this to be a big plus. This type of correction is removable so that cleaning it and the teeth between wearings is easier than with traditional devices.
Other types of invisible corrective devices are lingual braces worn on the inside of the teeth. They correct in a similar fashion that those worn on the outer, visible, part of the teeth. Tradition metal devices are still used for more prominent shifts in teeth and use wires that are adjusted to slowly realign teeth into their proper position. Clear and ceramic versions also may be an option.
Every patient requires a different level of correction and for different reasons. It is not just for cosmetic reasons. Misaligned teeth can lead to jaw pain, headaches and even tooth loss.
Schedule an Orthodontic Examination in Larkspur Today
In Marin County, Calif., you can visit Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics to have an examination and treatment from these professionals:
• Dr. Jasmine Gorton
• Dr. Bill Schmohl
• Dr. Jeff Nichelini
An orthodontist will discuss orthodontic options with you to repair problems such as crowded teeth, crossbites or overbites. Depending on your malocclusions, you can wear one of these devices:
• Braces with colors
• Traditional or Damon Clear
We also offer WowSmiles and Acceledent options to our orthodontic patients. Schedule an appointment by calling 415-459-8006 today.
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle,Suite 200 Larkspur CA 94939 Tel: (415)-459-8006
A Laugh is a Smile that Bursts
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.