Tuesday, January 17, 2017


If you got engaged this holiday season, congratulations! You’re in for a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation as you and your beloved plan your future and your wedding celebration. To look your best in photos and videos, you’ve probably already starting your wedding diet and are thinking about making your smile spectacular.

While we can’t help you with your wedding diet, we have some pointers for your smile!
We know how busy you are already, and there's only so much time between your engagement and your wedding date.  Invisalign clear trays are a perfect fit for brides and grooms. No one will know that you are wearing the invisible aligner trays unless you tell them. They won’t show up in the many pictures that are taken between now and your wedding day. And if you want to make your treatment time even shorter, we can help with that too.

Acceledent® Aura is used to dramatically decrease the length of time you’ll need to be in treatment to get your spectacular smile.  It works by stimulating bone remodeling, which helps the teeth move into alignment faster. Acceledent® Aura uses a simple appliance that rests comfortably in your mouth for twenty minutes a day.

When it comes to a brighter smile, remember to straighten your teeth first, and then whiten. If you do this in reverse order, you may find your beautiful bright smile has unattractive dark spots.

For the best possible results for your smile, consider that an orthodontist devotes several years of specialized training after graduating from dboard certified orthodontist has achieved the highest level of skills, having been tested through scientific peer reviews. A board certified orthodontist is the best choice to take your smile from good to great, with the latest in orthodontic treatments.
ental school just to study how teeth move and how to move teeth for the best possible results. An orthodontist who is

Friday, April 8, 2016


Last week was an adventure week! We had no school so my whole family and some friends took a vacation to Dominican Republic, There were 7 of us! When we got there I was surprised, things were very different from where I live in New York. Everyone speaks Spanish, they drive really fast and on both sides of the roads! We did so many fun things like swimming, boating, and snorkeling.
Every night after I brushed my teeth I noticed my retainers were always in different place. I asked my mom if she knew who was moving my retainers and she said, "I don't know, maybe one of those cute little lizards that are running around!" One night I went to get my retainer and it was gone. I looked everywhere but they were nowhere to be found!
All I could think about was the little lizard that was visiting our room decided he needed it more than me! At least he will have a spectacular smile just like mine!
James F.

Friday, March 25, 2016


Once upon a time, something that never should happen, happened. After getting my braces off the retainer I was wearing disappeared. The story leaves a mystery that still does not have an answer to it but has left people wondering for days what has happened. Although I will get a new one, the old one will be missed greatly.

One Saturday morning, not too long ago, I woke up eager with the smell of delicious breakfast seeping upstairs into my room. Anxious, I quickly ran downstairs to see all the food that was being made. Still being a little weary, I took my retainer out and put it into a napkin and onto the kitchen counter, excited to dig into my freshly made breakfast.

About a half hour later I was just finishing up as I realized I had somewhere to be, so I rapidly ran upstairs to take a shower, completely forgetting about the retainer I had left on the kitchen counter. That night when I came home, I was extremely exhausted so I went into my room, put my pajamas on and went straight to bed.

When I woke up the next morning, I noticed I didn't put my retainer in, which reminded me that I had left it on the counter the morning before. I brushed my teeth and went downstairs to grab it, but it wasn't there. I began to look frantically around the kitchen, then every room downstairs and upstairs. They were gone. The only explanation is that someone in the house threw out the napkin in the retainer out.

This was very upsetting, and since the incident I have felt very disconcerted, without the retainer to put in to keep my teeth in the line I don't feel right! I hope I never have to go through this again.

Kristen M.

Friday, March 11, 2016


If you suffer from headache pain, there’s a new kind of treatment offered at Gellerman Orthodontics.  The leading cause of headaches is not what you think and it’s not all in your head!  TruDenta treats the cause of many headaches and headache pain symptoms and provides long lasting, needle-free and drug-free relief.
The TruDenta Systemis an approach to chronic headache relief that addresses and treats the cause of the problem instead of temporarily masking the pain. Using a combination of techniques derived from sports medicine therapies, the TruDenta System targets the improper muscle forces in the head, neck, and jaw area that cause painful conditions.
Research has shown that the causes of chronic migraines, tension headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, TMJ/TMD, and face, jaw, and neck pain may all be inter-connected. The cause could be unbalanced forces in your mouth that affect the muscles of these areas. This leads to changes in the chemical and nerve reactions that result in chronic pain. Additionally, painful symptoms could result from an accident, head trauma, bad posture, or other underlying conditions. By treating the cause of the pain and not just the symptoms, TruDenta provides long-lasting pain relief.

To learn more, call Gellerman Orthodontics at 631-427-8444.

Friday, March 4, 2016


Before you schedule your next visit for lip filler, read this article from Town & Country’s March issue

The author details her own journey as an adult wearing braces, starting with her investigation all of the different options and ending up with her treatment decision: a not uncommon combination of ceramic clear and metal braces.

One big take away from this article: she admits to wishing she had worn her retainer more diligently, as it would have prevented her from needed to wear braces again in her early 50's.   

Here’s one thing we want to add – when you begin treatment, you may notice other changes in your appearance that you didn’t expect. We had a patient who was considering getting lip injections to fill out her seemingly thinning lips. But when her braces came off, the change in her smile completely changed her lips – no injections needed!

Gellerman Orthodontics has helped many adults achieve Spectacular Smiles in our practice. We offer several new systems that speed up treatment time so that our adult patients can be in and out of braces faster than ever before. We are still the only office on Long Island offering Sure Smile, a state-of-the-art digital orthodontic treatment. To learn more about the wide range of orthodontic treatments we offer, call our Huntington office at 631-427-8444.

Friday, February 26, 2016


The other day we were walking at the track at Huntington High School and saw that someone had left a mouthguard on the field. It reminded us of how easy it is to forget such a small piece of equipment, but how important it is to wear a mouthguard when engaging in any kind of contact sport.
Do you know how important it is to wear a custom fitted mouthguard?
An athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth if they are not wearing a protective mouthguard. Many of these injuries lead to permanent damage that requires medical intervention.
No mouthguard means that you are far more likely to experience:
Fracture – which means that your tooth breaks, get chipped or the root of your tooth is broken.
Avulsion – knocking out the entire tooth, including the root structure that anchors it in place. If the tooth cannot be re-implanted, you’ll need to have an artificial tooth glued in permanently to your mouth.
Luxation – when your tooth is still in the socket, but in the wrong position – pointing forward, pushed way back or poking out.
Mouthguards reduce the risk of jaw injuries and absorb some of the force exerted on the head and neck. Custom mouthguards are thicker and fit better, so they provide even better protection.

Gellerman Orthodontics has offered FREE custom mouthguards to the young athletes in our community for many years .If you or your team wants to protect your smile and your health, please call our office to arrange for individual or
a group visit.