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Smile more to attract more – Debasish Mridha

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smileSmile more to attract more – Debasish Mridha

If someone smiles when he sees you, it probably makes you feel good. The reverse is also true. The more you smile, the more people are attracted to you. However, if someone in your family has crooked teeth, he or she probably doesn’t what to smiling. The answer isn’t to go through life with lips clamped shut. Instead, get those teeth straightened and turn that smile loose.

Traditional Options

The traditional way to get misaligned teeth straightened is for an orthodontist to install metal braces. These appliances work just fine, and they are still widely used. However, most people think they are uncomfortable and unsightly. There are alternatives. Ceramic braces are white in color and aren’t as noticeable. Lingual braces are another possibility. “Lingual” just means the braces are attached to the back of the teeth. This makes them far less obvious.

The Invisalign Alternative

The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-fitted aligners. The aligner is made of clear plastic, so it is all but invisible. Aligners are also removable. They are switched every two weeks. Each aligner moves teeth more into the proper positions. Invisalign is suitable for teens and adults. The combination of greater comfort and near invisibility have made this option increasingly popular in recent years.

The Future Is Here: 3D Scanning and Printing

The technology your orthodontist has available keeps getting better. A recent innovation is the use of 3D laser scanners and printers to make retainers and Invisalign aligners. The scanner creates a 3D model of a patient’s teeth. This eliminates the icky step of stuffing clay into the patient’s mouth to make an impression. The digital model is used to tell a 3D printer how to make the retainer or aligner.

Call Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics Today

If you live in Larkspur, Calif., then you can schedule an appointment at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics where we have three orthodontists to help you, including:

• Dr. Jasmine Gorton
• Dr. Bill Schmohl
• Dr. Jeff Nichelini

An orthodontist will have a consultation with you to discuss your treatment that might include:

• Braces – WildSmile brackets and wires in fun colors
• Damon Clear – clear brackets
• Retainers – to keep teeth in place after treatment
• Invisalign – customized plastic aligners

Our patients are treated using the Wow Smiles system that creates a unique smile for your face. Call us today at 415-459-8006 to schedule your first appointment.

Smile more to attract more – Debasish Mridha

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics

900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200 Larkspur, California 94939



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