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.
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.
She is Board Certified in Orthodontics. She received the American Association of Orthodontics Award for Craniofacial Research and the Harvard Odontological Society Award for Excellence in Research. Her work on preventing decay around braces has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics.