Welcome to Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, we’re so glad you stopped by! If your child’s dentist recently recommended they see an orthodontist, or you independently have some concerns regarding your child’s smile, you’ve come to the right place. All of our doctors at Gorton & Schmohl are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, which exists to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics.
Although many orthodontists initiate the process to achieve temporary certification, only about 35% of all U.S. Orthodontists present their cases to complete the voluntary board certification process, with a slightly lower certification rate in Marin County. This certification, along with the continued education our doctors and staff partake in ensures you’ll receive the latest, most innovative treatment available!
We specialize in pediatric orthodontics and our treatment philosophy is simple: the most natural way of treatment is often the best option for our patients. We strongly believe that keeping all the permanent teeth is important to achieve a healthy and balanced smile and facial structure in the long term and, for this reason, our approach to orthodontics is to minimize the extraction of teeth. When indicated, we work to modify a child’s growth pattern while they are still young to minimize the need for surgery or more invasive treatment later.
Our practice is unique in that our extensive experience with progressive treatment options can minimize the need for surgery, reduce exposure to allergens/radiation, and achieve excellent results in a shorter amount of time. We take pride in the health and confidence our services provide for our San Francisco patients. You can find out more information about our treatment options on our website at www.marinortho.com.