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.