There’s nothing like a beautiful smile to let the people around you know that you care. Sadly, however, many people are born with teeth that aren’t straight. As a result, these people cover up their smile as much as possible.
The good news is that an orthodontist can give you the beautiful smile of your dreams. In fact, today’s orthodontists offer a variety of straightening methods, allowing you to achieve the results that you desire in a quicker, more comfortable and more discreet way.
By straightening your teeth, you’re improving your appearance as well as your oral health. When teeth are straight, it’s easier to brush and floss, preventing gum disease and cavities. Plus, having straight teeth can dramatically improve confidence levels.
Damon braces are renowned for using advanced orthodontic technology in order to straighten teeth quickly and effectively. Using brackets and wires, this straightening method can bring even the most crooked, uneven or crowded teeth into perfect alignment, giving you a beautiful smile at last.
Because these braces are self-litigating, they don’t require any elastics. The wires adjust along with the teeth, eliminating the need for frequent visits to the orthodontist to have the wires tightened. Plus, these braces work much more quickly than traditional metal braces.
Damon braces are less obvious in appearance as well. The wires are thin and the brackets are small. Plus, patients can choose clear brackets.
Invisalign treatment is radically different from braces. Instead of relying on brackets and wires, Invisalign relies on clear aligner trays that are made of a thin and comfortable plastic material. These aligner trays subtly move teeth into a straightened position. Each pair of trays is worn for two weeks before being switched out for the next pair in the series.
What patients love best about Invisalign is that these clear aligner trays are invisible. Plus, they can be easily and painlessly removed in order to eat and practice dental hygiene habits like flossing and brushing.
About Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
Here at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, we are dedicating to earning our patients’ respect and trust – and keeping it! Founding partners Dr. Jasmine Gorton and Dr. Bill Schmohl are each board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, a voluntary certification just 35 percent of orthodontists nationwide currently hold.
We proudly offer the latest technological advances in orthodontic care, including the Damon Clear Braces system, Invisalign and Braces with Colors for kids and teens. Our practice philosophy focuses on maintaining the health of permanent teeth from a very early age, minimizing the need for extractions and invasive surgery later in life.
To make an appointment, please contact us at 415-459-8006 or complete our online contact form.
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.