Get Grin! Follow 3 easy steps for the smile of your dreams.


Step 1: Fill Us In!

Fill in your details here on our handy dandy form and we will get you on your way!  If you did not receive a Grin Scope from one of our local smile partners, let us know in the comments box.  We will pop one in the mail to you right away. Then just keep your eyes peeled for the official invite from Dr. G.

Step 2: Start Grin Scoping

Once Dr. G approves your registration, you will get an invite to the Grin App to setup your account and capture your scans for assessment.

Step 3: Virtual Consultation with Dr. G

This is the fun part!  Dr. G will review your Grin scans and help you with a custom treatment recommendation, estimates and answer your questions.  If somehow you are not a candidate for InBrace, he will offer you another advanced technology for your treatment.  

New technology: cone beam computed tomography

Dr. G Now Offers 3D Cone Beam Imaging!

What is Cone Beam 3D Imaging? Traditionally, orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning has been done with 2-dimensional imaging using a panoramic x-ray, generally showing what teeth are present and where they are, and a cephalometric x-ray, which is a side view that gives a general idea of jaw positioning. Cone...

Could slacking on hygiene during treatment damage your teeth?

We love creating beautiful smiles, yet nothing is a bigger bummer than taking braces off of beautifully aligned teeth with white spots and puffy gums that happen when hygiene and diet habits aren't kept up during treatment. We do our best to make sure all of our patients have all the skills they need to prevent...
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Why Every Child Should See An Orthodontist by Age 7

As an Orthodontist in Bakersfield, CA, I treat a lot of children and teens. It always pains me to see kids walk into Gianquinto OrthoArts with serious problems requiring extensive treatment, when I know those issues could have been prevented or treated much more easily if they’d come in earlier. Detecting problems...

At-Home Orthodontics – Buyer Beware!

In this new age of YouTube, Amazon and 3D printing, I've had a lot of questions about at-home clear aligner treatment to straighten teeth. With slogans such as "Straighten your teeth for 60% less than braces", "Get straight teeth in months" and "You shouldn't have to pay a fortune for a smile you'll love,"   their...

Three Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

A smile is an incredible asset, and our adult patients agree that it is never too late for improvement. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your smile, but there are other reasons to seek treatment as well! 1. Improved Esthetics This one's a no-brainer. Straight teeth are...
5 Reasons to Steer Clear of So-Called "Permanent" Retainers

5 Reasons to Steer Clear of So-Called “Permanent” Retainers

A lot of people ask me about fixed retainers. At first glance, fixed retainers may seem like a great idea. But at Ortho Arts, we prefer to use removable retainers. It’s not just that they’re more convenient—fixed retainers won’t hold all your teeth in place like removable retainers. This means all that time and money...
Why meeting your future orthodontist is important

Why meeting your future orthodontist is important

How would you feel if you went to a teacher parent conference and never actually talked to your child’s teacher? Maybe you talked to the office staff, the lunch team, and the custodian, but your child’s homeroom teacher never even showed up. Well, think of your orthodontist as your kiddo’s homeroom teacher. If you go...
Same-day braces may seem like a shortcut, but they're not

Same-day braces may seem like a shortcut, but they’re not

Picture this: you’re on an airplane heading to your next vacation destination. You’re seated in first class. The flight attendants are serving free drinks. The view out your window is spectacular. “Wow,” you think, “what a great flight.” Then you realize there’s no one at the controls. In other words, while there may...
5 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time for Adults to get Braces

5 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time for Adults to Get Braces

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in four of today’s orthodontic patients are adults. That’s a lot more than in years past. So why are more adults getting orthodontic treatment this year than ever before? Whether you’re a young adult, a parent, a recent empty nester, or a senior, there’s...

Make sure to visit your dentist every 3 months during treatment

During orthodontic treatment, it’s more important than ever to visit your dentist twice as often. We recommend scheduling a cleaning and checkup every three months to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you like, we can coordinate care with your dentist.