Deer Valley High School

Gorczyca, Like The Island Of Corsica

April 12th, 2019

RECENTLY, ANTIOCH ORTHODONTIST Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca was a guest speaker at the Western Regional Dental Experience 2019 conference in Glendale, Arizona. During that conference, Dr. Gorczyca once again realized something she had forgotten, which is that some people are not sure how to pronounce her name!

Dr. Gorczyca’s Pronunciation Tips

To make it simple for everyone, Dr. Gorczyca likes to say, “It’s Gor-si-ca, like the island of Corsica.” Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, just to the southeast of France. Most people have heard of it and it is easy to spell and pronounce. Corsica is most famous for being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.

In the past, Dr. Gorczyca has also said, “It’s Gorsica, like the Chevy Corsica” if you remember that model of car. In any case, with Gorczyca, just replace the “czy” with “si” and you’ve got it!

We Look Forward To Seeing You At Gorczcya Orthodontics

We are thankful that our patients, family, and friends in the Antioch, California area have heard orthodontist Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca’s name so many times that they just know how to say it. Dr. Gorczyca has been offering orthodontic services, braces, Invisalign, retainers, and all orthodontics services in East Contra Costa County at Gorczyca Orthodontics since 1996.

Find us at 5201 Deer Valley Road, Suite 1A in the Deer Valley Dental Professional Building, right behind Deer Valley High School. Reach us at 925-757-9000.

You don’t need to speak Polish to say Gorczyca. And by the way, Gorczyca means “mustard seed” in Polish!

Thank you for choosing Gorczyca Orthodontics. Your smile is our inspiration.

Gorczyca Orthodontics In Antioch, California

July 11th, 2018

GORCZYCA ORTHODONTICS IS located in the Deer Valley Dental Professionals Building, at 5201 Deer Valley Road, in Antioch, California, right next to Deer Valley High School.

Where To Find Us

From Highway 4, take the Hillcrest Exit and continue right until you cross Lone Tree Way. After crossing Lone Tree Way, take the second entrance on the left at the Miranda stop light. Turn left and proceed right to the square, three-story building nextdoor to the Antioch Veterinary Hospital. Gorczyca Orthodontics is located on the first floor, right at the main entrance.

Our centralized location and easy Highway 4 access makes us easily accessible to serving all of East Contra Costa County including Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Pittsburg, Discovery Bay, Concord, and Rio Vista. We are a one-doctor, one-location orthodontic practice, so you will always find us here, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About Gorczcya Orthodontics

We offer all orthodontic services, including all types of braces, Phase I, Phase II, Comprehensive, and Invisalgin treatment, clear aligners, Inman retainers, short term braces, retainers, splints, night guards, mouth guards, as well as orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) and TMD (TMJ) and sleep apnea treatment.

We have patients throughout the Bay area. Because we offer exceptional specialty services in the area of orthognathic surgery, many patients drive several hours to receive treatment in our office. We also work very closely with other dental specialists in providing Interdisciplinary Adult Orthodontic Treatment, which may need implants, periodontal therapy, or crowns, veneers, or bridges. We provide diagnostic wax-ups of comprehensive cases and help coordinate your overall treatment with other dental providers.

Dr. Gorczyca

Our orthodontist, Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca, is a board certified orthodontist with 30 years of experience. She has personally treated over 10,000 successful cases. She is a frequent orthodontic lecturer at both the University of the Pacific Dental School, UCSF and the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Sessions, and is a member of the Angle Society, Delta Study Club (Seattle Study Club), and Contra Costa Dental Society.

Come See Us For Your Free Consultation!

We welcome you to visit our office for a free orthodontic consultation. Call us at 925-757-9000. It would be our pleasure to serve you. Learn more about us at

Thank you for choosing Gorczyca Orthodontics. Your smile is our inspiration.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

12 Is The Perfect Age For Braces

June 29th, 2018

YOUR CHILD JUST finished sixth grade. All their baby teeth have been lost and all the succedaneous teeth (those replacing baby or primary teeth) have erupted into the mouth.

The permanent twelve year molars are nearly completely erupted into the mouth as well in both arches.

This is the perfect age for braces.

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment at age twelve will be a one-time treatment. Your orthodontist may have told you in the past to hold off treatment until all of the permanent teeth are in the mouth, and now at age 12, the time has come to straighten and correct that bite.

If you start your child’s braces at age twelve before seventh grade, there is a good chance that their orthodontic treatment will be completed by high school. Having your braces off by high school would be very nice, especially before the Junior Prom.

So don’t wait another minute. If your child is twelve and needs braces or Invisalign Teen orthodontic treatment, bring them into Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch, California for a free orthodontic exam. Call us at 925-757-9000. Find us at and visit us at 5201 Deer Valley Road, next to Deer Valley High School. Find out how we can help get that orthodontic treatment started and finished during this time.

Age 12 is perfect age for orthodontic treatment. Thank you for choosing Gorczyca Orthodontics.

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Whiten Your Teeth For A Presentation

June 27th, 2018

THE TEAM AT GORCZYCA ORTHODONTICS has been preparing for its Annual Advance, a one-day team day devoted to self-improvement and brainstorming about the wonderful year that lies ahead.

Knowing that each of us would be presenting our thoughts before the group, we needed to get prepared, and that included whitening our teeth with Opalescence GO Supreme by Ultradent.

Opalescence GO Can Help Your Smile Shine

Many small businesses, large corporations, and government agencies will be holding similar meetings at the start of the new year. Whether you will be presenting to a group or presenting to patients, when you present, you need to feel your best, look your best, and be your best. This can be accomplished by having straight white teeth.

Brightening Your Smile Can Take As Little As 20 Minutes

On the morning of your presentation, simply take 20 minutes to put in a whitening tray. This can be done in the shower, as you get dressed, or even as you drive in your car to the presentation.

Public speaking isn’t easy. It will take time, thought, and preparation. Whitening your teeth can be part of this preparation and is well worth the confidence and the smile it will give you. It’s easy to whiten your teeth. It’s easy with Opalescence GO by Ultradent.

Ask us about teeth whitening and teeth straightening at Gorczyca Orthodontics, Antioch, CA (925) 757-9000.

Here’s to your beautiful smile!

Smile In Style With Braces Designer Ties

January 19th, 2018

ADD SOMETHING A LITTLE extra special to make you smile while you wear braces: designer ties!

Express yourself and make a fashion statement at the same time. Whether it’s the smiley face, flower, star, or heart design, your designer choice and colors will show your personality every time you smile.

Make your design pattern, color and style as unique as you are and smile in style! Designer ties make braces fun.

Is It Time For Braces?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child receive an orthodontic examination by age 7. Should your 7-year-old need braces, they are sure to have a bit more fun with braces designer ties.

Call us today for the free orthodontic exam for braces at Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch, California (925) 757-9000. Find us at and visit us at Suite 1A in the Deer Valley Dental Professional Building, 5201 Deer Valley Road, right behind Deer Valley High School.

Come check out our designer ties. You and your child will love braces from Gorczyca Orthodontics.

We make braces fun!

New Year, New You

January 5th, 2018

IT’S THE START of another new year. It’s a time of reflection, gratitude, and excitement about possibilities for the future.

It’s A Great Time To Start Orthodontic Treatment

A beautiful smile will produce confidence, radiance, and happiness in all you do and all who see your beautiful smile.

Beautiful, straight teeth will be easier to floss.

And a great bite will make eating, speaking, and chewing easy, as well as reduce the wear of your teeth.

Take The Orthodontic Tooth Plunge!

Don't hesitate! Be the best you you’d like to be this year. New year, new you. Schedule your orthodontic exam with an orthodontist today. Call us at Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch, California for a free orthodontic examination and find out what orthodontics can do to improve your life.

Find us at 5201 Deer Valley Road in the Deer Valley Dental Professional Building behind Deer Valley High School.

Here’s to your beautiful smile!

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

December 8th, 2017

RECENTLY, MY ORTHODONTIC team members and I invited some referring lady dentist friends to join us in beginning our Christmas Holiday celebration together by attending the Ladies Holiday Dinner at the Holy Rosary Church in Antioch, California.

Being a busy orthodontist, wife, and mom, I have very little time to prepare for social events. In the final moments, I realized I needed to bring a door prize for our table. What could be better than a box of Opalescence GO by Ultradent for someone “Dreaming of a White Christmas?”

After The Beautiful Dinner...

After the beautiful dinner, which included being served by husbands and Christmas Carols sung by the Deer Valley High School Choir, the door prizes were given out. I visited the table of the happy Opalescence GO tooth whitening winner to introduce myself and explain how simple it is to whiten your teeth with Opalescence GO trays by Ultradent. Simply place the preloaded whitening trays over the upper and lower teeth. After 20 minutes, remove trays, wipe teeth, rinse. Repeat each day until you’ve achieved the desired degree of tooth whiteness.

All The Ladies Were Amazed!

All the ladies at the winners table were amazed! They all wanted Opalescence GO whitening trays by Ultradent, available at Gorczyca Orthodontics or your local dental office. It’s that easy to whiten your teeth. So go whiten your teeth with Opalescence GO by Ultradent.

Braces, Apples, and Caramel

September 15th, 2017

APPLE SEASON IS HERE and every orthodontist knows what you're thinking: can I eat apples slices with caramel with my braces?

The answer is: YES!

Take Care When Eating Apples With Braces

A favorite treat in September and all year round, apples can be eaten with braces as long as they are cut into thin slices. Remember to slice your apples with braces and enjoy this healthy treat.

What you need to AVOID with braces is biting directly into an UNSLICED APPLE with braces. Biting directly into an unsliced apple with your front teeth while wearing braces is very likely to break off your orthodontic brackets. This will create an orthodontic emergency which will need attention and rework for you and your orthodontic office.

The most dangerous apple of all for braces is the candied apple. Biting into a candied apple with braces is orthodontic bracket suicide! DON'T DO IT! Even slicing a candied apple is not good. Stay away from candied apples with braces.

You're The Apple Of Our Eye!

Thank you from all of us at Gorczyca Orthodontics for taking care of your braces during apple season. If you have questions about braces, call us at (925) 757-9000 for a free orthodonic exam. Visit us at 5201 Deer Valley Road in Antioch, California right behind Deer Valley High School.

A sliced apple a day keeps the orthodontist away! Remember to slice your apples with braces.

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Plan Your Braces Before School’s Out for Summer

May 30th, 2017

IT’S A BUSY TIME of year. There are end of year school programs, eight grade graduations, and families making plans for their long awaited summer break.

Get Ahead On Getting Braces This Summer!

In the midst of all the planning, don’t forget to get your braces before summer vacation. Enjoy your summer vacation family time and use it also to straighten your teeth, while not sitting in the dental chair! Get your orthodontic treatment started before the start of your summer vacation.

The excellent team at Gorczyca Orthodontics is working hard, expanding our office hours, and working overtime to get your braces placed and Invisalign started before June 16th when school gets out for summer.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today!

Call Gorczyca Orthodontics today at (925) 757-9000 for a complimentary consultation. Find us at We are located at 5201 Deer Valley Road, Suite 1A in Antioch, California, right behind Deer Valley High School.

Whether it’s braces, Invisalign, or retainers, take time now to get your orthodontic treatment started so you can truly enjoy your vacation when school gets out for summer.

Getting To Know Our Team Members: Spotlight On Roberta!

August 17th, 2016

AS YOU KNOW, HERE at Gorczyca Orthodontics, we’re honored to have you as our valued patient! Our goal is ALWAYS remarkable, one-to-one patient care... Thanks to our amazing team members!

Gorczyca Orthodontics Is Growing!

Gorczyca Orthodontics is thrilled to welcome our newest patient coordinator, Roberta.

A Little About Roberta, In Her Own Words

I was born in Antioch, California and graduated from Antioch High School. I have seen Antioch go through a lot of changes. When I was a girl, the population was less than 20,000. Now our population is over 100,000!

I married my high school sweetheart who was a year younger than me in high school. We now have two children, ages 22 and 18. Both of my children graduated from Deer Valley High School, right next door to Gorczyca Orthodontics.

We recently put Roberta in the hot seat and asked her some questions so you can get to know her better...

When you’re not here working, what are your favorite things to do?

When I have a day off, I like to watch baseball. I wish my sons were still in little league. Those games and times were so much fun.

I have a lot of family living locally in Antioch so on our weekends and days off, we usually visit either my parents who still live in Antioch, or my husband's parents who also still live in Antioch.

My family and I are opening a new coffee shop on G Street. The name of the shop will be "Bo's Coffee and T's." The shop will also feature custom and designer t-shirts! Come on by when it opens on October 1st!

When you first started working here, what were your first impressions of the office and the team? Have those impressions changed?

My first impression of Gorczyca Orthodontics was that everyone here is very happy and joyful. I can honestly say that the first patients that I saw who got their braces and welcome prizes and photos were so happy they almost made me cry! It is very rewarding to be part of such a positive experience in a person's life.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite thing about the job is how different it is from what I used to do, which was working in the car industry. Business is business but working with the public and delivering a fantastic customer experience adds a new dimension of satisfaction in a person's job. I'm really happy to have joined the team at Gorczyca Orthodontics.

We’re So Happy To Have Roberta As A Member Of Our Team!

At Gorczyca Orthodontics we have three goals:

  • Clinical excellence,
  • Outstanding customer service,
  • and a Great patient experience.

Thank you Roberta for being part of our Gorczyca Orthodontics team!

As one of our valued patients, if you have your own question for Roberta, please ask in the comments section below! Also, you can always send us a message on Facebook anytime.

We look forward to seeing you at your next visit! Thanks for the trust you place in our practice.

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