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“You’ve got to S-M-I-L-E To be H-A-Double-P-Y” Shirley Temple Black

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“You’ve got to S-M-I-L-E To be H-A-Double-P-Y” Shirley Temple Black

Nothing conveys confidence like one’s smile and knowing it’s beautiful just like Shirley Temple Black says. A qualified orthodontist can help. A great smile can boost confidence and that can make someone a better student or job candidate. People are naturally drawn to people who smile and they can elude happiness onto others with that smile.

Early Intervention

Around the age of 7 is a good age for an orthodontic consultation. Some children may need braces to ensure their adult teeth below will grow in correctly. A qualified orthodontist can tell early on if a child will need correction by:

  • taking x-rays to see placement of adult teeth already in jaw
  • taking dental history regarding both parents’ need for orthodontics
  • physical examination of mouth and jaw structures and size

The need for orthodontic correction goes far beyond a mere cosmetic one. Misaligned teeth can

  • degrade tooth enamel
  • cause jaw and bite problems and significant pain later on
  • cause loss of teeth

In general, the earlier correction begins, the quicker the treatment length.

Types of Braces

  • standard metal ones straighten more severe problems and in less overall time
  • can add custom plastic colors for fun
  • plastic that are similar but not as strong, yet not as noticeable
  • lingual ones that are placed only on inside of teeth
  • Invisalign
  • clear over teeth
  • great for minor misalignment and adults
  • completely undetectable

Adults are never too old to reap the benefits of straight teeth and a wonderful smile. Minor adjustments can be done with Invisalign teeth straightening appliances and adults love them. Adult brace compliance is also added factor with braces that are less visible in many cases.

Schedule an Orthodontic Examination in Larkspur Today

In Marin County, Calif., you can visit Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics to have an examination and treatment from these professionals:

• Dr. Jasmine Gorton
• Dr. Bill Schmohl

An orthodontist will discuss orthodontic options with you to repair problems such as crowded teeth, crossbites or overbites. Depending on your malocclusions, you can wear one of these devices:

• Retainers
• Invisalign
• WildSmiles
• Braces with colors
• Traditional or Damon Clear

We also offer WowSmiles and Acceledent options to our orthodontic patients. Schedule an appointment by calling 415-459-8006 today.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle,Suite 200 Larkspur CA 94939 Tel: (415)-459-8006

“You’ve got to S-M-I-L-E To be H-A-Double-P-Y” Shirley Temple Black

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