If you have been diagnosed with an anterior open bite or an ectopic eruption of your maxillary first molar, your orthodontist may have recommended a Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD). This can be a viable option that you and your orthodontist may wish to discuss as an alternative to surgery. Oftentimes, patients fear hearing a lot of jargon they won’t understand about their dental work.
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.