Why Does the Orthodontist Need an X-ray? | 5 EPIC ANSWERS 1

Why Does the Orthodontist Need an X-ray? | 5 EPIC ANSWERS

Orthodontics is a special branch of dental medicine that focuses on achieving optimal alignment for the teeth, bite, and jaw. Traditional treatment has focused on the use of braces to achieve this goal. Today, in addition to metal braces, there are a number of other treatments. Invisalign and Damon Clear braces are also available for patients who prefer other options. But one thing has not changed in the field of orthodontics, and that is the need to take images before beginning a course of orthodontic treatment. In this post, we’ll answer the question – Why does the orthodontist need an X-ray? Let’s get going.

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6 Things to Know Before Invisalign Treatment in 2020 | FAST FACTS 2

6 Things to Know Before Invisalign Treatment in 2020 | FAST FACTS

Invisalign can be your perfect solution To A healthy smile. Whether you are a teenager getting braces for the first time, or an adult who wants to fix their smile, Invisalign is a great choice for you. There are a few things you should know before you get started. In this post, we’re going to show you 6 things to know before Invisalign Treatment in 2020. Let’s get cracking.

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Larkspur California in 2020 | WHAT’S HERE? | LOCAL EVENTS

Visiting family and friends in Larkspur California is always fun, but the fun is doubled when there are interesting things to do and see in town or in nearby San Francisco. Many visitors look for theme parks or musical acts to attend, but these aren’t the only entertainment around. In this post, we’ll show you what’s on in Larkspur California in 2020.

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Traditional Metal Braces | What Are Other Options in 2020?

If you don’t want traditional metal braces, what are the other options? Today’s teeth straightening technology has come a long way from the early days when a swig of spirits and a pair of pliers pretty much summed up your options. In this post, we’ll show you what you can get from an orthodontist in this modern world apart from metal braces. Let’s get cracking.

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Orthodontic Braces off in 2020? | WHEN | HOW | WHY | FAST FACTS

The first question that many patients ask an orthodontist when they learn that they need to get braces is in the title.  The answer is going to vary from patient to patient, as the dental health need of every patient is different. In this post, we’ll answer the question “When Will I get my braces off?” Let’s get started.

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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces 3

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

The day you get your braces can be a pretty exciting day. Finally, you are on your way to achieving a bright, white, straight smile you can proudly show off. One day not long from now, you will look at yourself in the mirror and be so glad you invested the time and energy to achieve healthier, straighter and more attractive teeth. In this article, get an in-depth look at foods to avoid while wearing braces. Let’s get cracking.

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Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE) 4

Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE)

The difference between a dentist and orthodontist. Like medicine, dentistry has a number of sub-specialties. Among these are periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics. Each requires additional training beyond that given in dental school. Here’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist.

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What do Invisalign Braces Cost? | ALL THE ANSWERS 2020 5

What do Invisalign Braces Cost? | ALL THE ANSWERS 2020

Are Traditional Braces Cheaper than Invisalign? A smile is beautiful, and you will feel more confident about it when you have straight teeth. Only an orthodontist can tell you exactly what treatment is right for your teeth, but there are two basic choices in braces: traditional metal braces or clear Invisalign braces. While the cost is generally comparable, it may depend on a number of factors including the length of time you will wear the braces, geography, complexity of issues, whether you have dental insurance, and how much the insurance will cover. In this post, we’re going to show you THE ANSWERS. Let’s get cracking.

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Touch someone's life with a smile 6

Touch someone’s life with a smile

smilingDid you know that a bright smile can make someone’s day? The person you passed in the hallway at work could be having a rough day. But they see your warm, invigorating smile as a sign that welcomes them to have a good day. That little boy next doormight need someone to cheer him up. Your smile could be that catalyst. All you need to do is reach out to a qualified and experienced orthodontist to make these dreams come true.


Residents of Larkspur, California and the surrounding areas can get in touch with Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics. There is a wide range of braces to choose from. You can choose unique colors to proudly show your devices off to the world around you. These devices prove that you don’t need to be ashamed to tell the world that you are straightening your teeth. The office of the orthodontist can develop the best care plan for you and your teeth with comfort and results in mind at all times.


Invisalign is another option for people concerned about the health of their teeth. Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics can help you develop a treatment plan with this fantastic, modern option. This new method comes without wires and brackets in your mouth. All you do is put a new set of form-fitted straighteners in your mouth every few weeks. The clear plastic will ensure that very few people know you’re straightening your teeth. You get all the benefits of teeth straightening without any of the drawbacks. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to see how you can transform your smile to something greater than you ever thought possible. You can contact us for a visit. Take your smile into your own hands today.

Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 10: Pineapples 7

Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 10: Pineapples


Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy body, and your teeth are no exception. After visiting your orthodontist to have braces or Invisalign placed on your teeth, it is important to start incorporating fruits and vegetables in your diet to help in the development of a beautiful smile. Pineapples are an excellent choice that are not only considered a delicious fruit but are also full of vitamins and enzymes that help to stifle inflammation and maintain healthy bones.

Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapples are a sweet and refreshing tropical fruit that are enjoyed all over the world, especially on hot summer days. This fruit packs a powerful amount of vitamins that hold many benefits. Pineapples are exceptionally high in vitamin C, which aids in maintaining healthy gums, as well as a strong immune system. Manganese is a vitamin that is essential to bone and connective tissue development and can also be found in high amounts in pineapple.

In addition to vitamins, pineapple contains a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is known to help inflammation and for reducing pain. Bromelain can be a great addition to your diet, especially after visiting your orthodontist to tighten your braces or change your Invisalign tray; this can help to soothe some discomfort as your teeth adjust.

Other Benefits of Pineapple

• Heart-healthy
• Aids digestion
• Helps against free radicals
• Anti-inflammatory
• Protects against macular degeneration
• High in vitamin B1 for energy production

Pineapples are nature’s delicious and nutritious candy. You can incorporate this healthy fruit as a light breakfast, a healthy dessert or even as just a snack. With something so yummy, you will not only be rewarded in taste but also in health benefits.

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