Orthodontic Fact #9 Irregularities of the teeth is one of the earliest writings about dental deformities, written by Hippocrates in 400 BC


Who was Hippocrates and How Did He Understand Misalignments of the Teeth?

Hippocrates was a physician in ancient Greece who wrote about orthodontic deformities to help inform other individuals. Long ago, there were few treatments available to correct teeth irregularities such as overcrowding or wide spaces. Fortunately, you can visit an orthodontist today to learn about treatments such as Invisalign aligners and traditional metal braces. Instead of having to cope with malocclusions of the teeth because there is no understanding of how to repair the problems, you can have a complete examination with medical images to determine the orthodontic treatment you need to have a perfect bite and smile.

An Examination Will Determine the Best Orthodontic Treatment for You

After an examination from an orthodontist, you will learn your options for treatment during a consultation. For severe malocclusions, you will need to wear some type of sturdy braces that are made of wire or ceramic materials that are placed on the front or backs of your teeth to apply pressure. This type of orthodontic care requires having the wires tightened on a regular basis to shift teeth into correct positions. This variety of treatment usually requires two to four years because it is designed to improve major misalignments. Alternatively, an adult or teenager with mild to moderate malocclusions can wear Invisalign aligners.

Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment Today

There are several types of orthodontia available to repair your teeth, including:

• AcceleDent – increases tooth movement
• Braces with colors – color brackets and wires
• Invisalign – made of durable plastic
• Damon Clear – tieless and difficult to see

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics of Larkspur, Calif., offers a variety of treatments to straighten teeth with the assistance of these experts:
• Dr. Bill Schmohl
• Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Anyone living in Marin County can call Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics to schedule an appointment at 415-459-8006.