Do I Need Braces (MEGA QUIZ)

If you’re wondering if you need braces, know that you’re not alone. It’s a question many ask for themselves and their children. While there are clear and obvious cases where braces are an absolute necessity, most people have more subtle, simple dental issues that lead them to wonder if an orthodontist visit is the best move.

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Effects of Vaping (on Teeth)

Effects of vaping on teeth. Tobacco users are often concerned with the effects of smoking on their teeth. Many will switch to using vaporizers as an alternative. Vaping is often thought of as safer, but is that really the case? If you have recently started using a vape, this is how it might be affecting your oral health.

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You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.


You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.

Learn How to Smile Again

If you have forgotten how to smile because you are embarrassed by your crooked teeth, then it is time to visit an orthodontist. It is easy to have a new smile by undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign. In six months to three years, you can have an attractive smile again. Clear aligners are suitable for you when you have mild malocclusions. Alternatively, if you have severely misaligned teeth or when you are a child, then you can wear braces instead. Today, you don’t have to wear traditional metal orthodontic devices because there are devices that have color-matching ceramic brackets.

Have an Orthodontic Examination

When you are wearing aligners on your teeth, the items are barely noticeable when you smile, and if you select color-matching brackets or lingual devices, then it is also difficult for someone to notice the items. You can continue to smile at everyone without feeling self-conscious. The only way to know what type of orthodontic treatment is best for your teeth is by having a thorough examination from an orthodontist. With modern medical images, it is possible to see how your teeth and smile will look after orthodontic treatment is completed.

Find Your Unique Smile at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics

In Larkspur, Calif., you can learn more about orthodontic treatments that will help you find your smile. Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics has a team of orthodontists who include:

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

At our orthodontic facility, we provide treatments to children, teenagers and adults with these devices:

• Braces – WildSmiles, traditional or ceramic
• Aligners – made by Invisalign
• Retainers – to keep your teeth in place
• Damon Clear – self-ligating devices

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.

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Always Remember to be Happy Because You Never Know Who’s Falling in Love With Your Smile


Always Remember to be Happy Because You Never Know Who’s Falling in Love With Your Smile

Beautiful smiles can make someone’s day. Smiling often has a positive affect on the people around you. Your face muscles are more relaxed when you smile. When you are happy inside a smile spreads that happiness to others. You really never know how your smile can brighten someone’s day and make their load a little lighter.

The orthodontists at Gordon & Schmohl understand the importance of a beautiful smile that attracts people. We are specialists at helping you improve your smile for life. Our services include invisalign, an innovative process that aligns your teeth without using the traditional metal braces.

Long lasting benefits of orthodontia

Healthy teeth and gums show others you care about yourself. Orthodontia treatments can add years to your life. Poor alignment, cracked or missing teeth or a misaligned jaw are some of the reasons you should consider orthodontic treatment.

  • Some of the long lasting benefits of orthodontic treatment include:
  • Elimination of breathing problems
  • Correction of overbite or underbite
  • Correction of disfiguring jaw and mouth issues
  • Speech issues corrected

An alternate solution to traditional braces

Your orthodontist understands that if your teeth are improperly aligned you won’t be happy. Understandably most adults reject the traditional braces fearing that they are too old to be seen in public with them. Your orthodontist can help you figure out a treatment option that is right for you. Invisalign is the most popular treatment option for adults because:
the process involves 3D technology takes a picture of your mouth.
there is a set of clear plastic aligners that are customized for your teeth.
you can remove them.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006