Dr. Dante Gonzales, DMD

Bio

Dr. Gonzales, Sharecare Editorial Advisory Board Member, received his bachelor's degree from U.C.L.A. and attended Tufts University School of Dentistry. His postgraduate residency and masters degree was completed at the orthodontics program in the University of the Pacific, in San Francisco. Dr. Gonzales is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Currently, Dr. Gonzales is in private practice in Dublin, California. Education: • Bachelor’s Degree: UCLA • Post Graduate: Tufts University School of Dentistry • Masters Degree: Orthodontics, University of the Pacific, San Francisco Residency: • University of the Pacific Certification: • American Board of Orthodontics • American Association of Orthodontists

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Affiliation:

  • Dante A. Gonzales, DMD, MSD, Inc.

Location:

  • Dante A.. Gonzales, DMD, MSD, Specialist...
  • 4532 Dublin Blvd
  • Dublin, CA
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Activity

  • After wearing your night guard you should rinse off all of the saliva. No saliva should be allowed to dry on your appliance. Saliva has many odor causing bacteria and minerals that can accumulate on your appliance. In addition, the guard can be cleaned with soap or toothpaste and a toothbrush. If...Read More
  • To be fitted for an orthodontic night guard the orthodontist must take impressions of the teeth. In addition, a bite registration must be taken to replicate the patient's bite in the laboratory during the fabrication of the night guard. On delivery of the night guard, the orthodontist must adjust...Read More
  • An orthodontic night guard is a custom made appliance made of  hard plastic acrylic. It is typically 2-4 mm thick and is worn on the upper jaw. When worn it will help protect the teeth from any clenching and grinding. These "parafunctional" behaviors are usually done at night when patients are unaware...Read More
  • High pull headgear is used in conjunction with braces that are attached to the molars. The high pull headgear is usually used to treat patients with large discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws. When the upper jaw is too far forward (producing a large overjet) in addition to being down too...Read More
  • High pull headgear as with other orthodontic appliances will usually produce some mild soreness of the teeth during the first few days of wearing. After the first few days the teeth and mouth will usually adapt to the appliance, and the pain and soreness will dissipate. Ibuprofen or any pain...Read More
  • Cervical headgear as with other orthodontic appliances will usually produce some mild soreness of the teeth during the first few days of wearing. After the first few days the teeth and mouth will usually adapt to the appliance, and the pain and soreness will dissipate. Ibuprofen or any pain m...Read More
  • Orthodontic insurance plans usually do not dictate what type appliances the orthodontist can use. Most insurance plans will only cover a portion of the orthodontic treatment fees. The orthodontist is required to describe the treatment objectives when submitting an insurance claim, but not specify...Read More
  • Orthodontic insurance plans usually do not dictate what type appliances the orthodontist chooses to use. Most insurance plans will only cover a portion of the orthodontic treatment fees. The orthodontist is required to describe the treatment objectives when submitting an insurance claim, but...Read More
  • Orthodontic insurance plans usually do not dictate what type appliances the orthodontist chooses to use. Most insurance plans will only cover a portion of the orthodontic treatment fees. The orthodontist is required to describe the treatment objectives when submitting an insurance claim, but...Read More
  • The traditional metal braces are made of stainless steel. The arch wires that go into the braces are made of different types of material. Some of the wires placed early on in the orthodontic treatment are made of an alloy of nickel, copper and titanium, some of the wires are made of titanium and

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  • Cervical headgear is used to treat maxillary prognathism, where the upper jaw is much more forward than the lower jaw. This is commonly referred to as an "overbite". Cervical headgear is an orthopedic appliance used to help pull back on the upper jaw (maxilla) and correct the "overbite". The cervical...Read More
  • Reverse pull headgear as with other orthodontic appliances will usually produce some mild soreness of the teeth during the first few days of wearing. After the first few days the teeth and mouth will usually adapt to the appliance, and the pain and soreness will dissipate. Ibuprofen or any pain m...Read More
  • Reverse pull headgear is an orthopedic appliance used to treat maxillary retrognathia which is where the upper jaw (maxilla) is too far back when compared to the lower jaw (mandible). These patients will ususally have a concave profile and also may have an anterior crossbite, or "underbite". The...Read More
  • High pull headgear is fitted to the bands that are placed on the upper first molars. The upper jaw is measured and an appropriate size of headgear is chosen. The inner bow of the headgear is adjusted by the orthodontist to fit into tubes that are attached to the bands. The bands (braces) which are...Read More
  • Orthodontic treatment can be very beneficial for a number of reasons. Correcting the alignment of the teeth and the bite can have significant long term benefits. The cleansibility of the teeth, the long term wear, the function, the periodontal status, and of course, the esthetics can all be improved...Read More