Words of Wisdom No.10: “Conceal with Color“


Most women are taught how to conceal their facial or body flaws with color such as wearing dark colors, including black or navy blue to look slimmer. Models who are trying to sell makeup to consumers often wear bright red lipstick to make their teeth look whiter. A teenager who needs to wear braces can choose a new variety that offers different colors of wires or brackets. Everyone has their own way of doing things, and that is one of the best things about visiting an orthodontist in today’s modern world. There are many types of orthodontia available, and in many cases, it is possible to make an individualized choice to show-off a personality.

Wear Invisible or Color-Matching Orthodontia

When someone visits an orthodontist, an examination might reveal mild to moderate misalignments that require Invisalign aligners. These devices are 100 percent clear, so the aligners do not conceal anything but are still perfect for straightening teeth and improving a smile. If someone chooses to wear traditional metal orthodontia, then the items will conceal the surfaces of teeth for two to four years. Anyone who does not want someone to notice their braces can request lingual devices that are worn on the backs of teeth or color-matching ceramic materials.

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics for an Appointment

Anyone lucky enough to live in or near Larkspur, Calif., should schedule an appointment with Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics to learn about braces. They can have an examination from either:

• Dr. Jasmine Gorton
• Dr. Bill Schmohl

After an examination with medical imaging, patients are given their options about orthodontic treatment such as:

• Invisalign – plastic devices that are worn on the teeth
• Damon devices – self-ligating mechanisms
• Ceramic brackets – color-matching materials

Make a telephone call to 415-459-8006 or complete an online form to schedule an appointment at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics.