Does Your Child Need a Sports Mouthguard?
A mouthguard may not look like an important piece of protective sports equipment, but this small item packs big protection. When the mouthguard is made of high-quality composite materials and fitted by an orthodontist, the small item could save your child from serious injury to their teeth and mouth, and also to their skull, brain, […]
Gellerman Orthodontics Now Offers Invisalign Tray Recycling
As a Top 1% Invisalign provider, Gellerman Orthodontics was asked to be one of the first orthodontic offices to test a pilot program to recycle Invisalign trays. We jumped at the chance to participate, because so many of our patients have asked about recycling their Invisalign trays. The program has been a success, and we […]
How to Fix an Overbite, Increase Airway Volume, and Improve Your Appearance with One Appliance
A Herbst appliance is used to modify the growth of the upper jaw when it is too far forward in relation to the lower jaw, and it has a number of benefits for patients, including open airways and improving their appearance. The Herbst replaces headgear, which was hard for many patients and required a lot […]
Do I Need an Orthodontist for Invisalign or Braces?
Advice for Invisalign, clear aligners and braces to straighten your smile seems to be everywhere, from your favorite social media to dentist’s offices, in magazines and on streaming media. But how your smile is created makes a big difference in the quality of your smile and your overall appearance. Think about it this way: if […]
How Adult Braces Can Have Anti-Aging Benefits
Did you know that you can have a wider, fuller smile without plastic surgery or injections? Just as standing up straight adds inches and subtracts years, straightening your smile creates a wider, fuller smile and makes your entire face more symmetrical and pleasing. When Dr. Gellerman straightens teeth, she is also addressing the aesthetics of […]
Huntington Orthodontist Dr. Gellerman Celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month
Now that the groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter, it’s time to turn our attention to celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month. Children’s Dental Health Month is a great time for children to learn how important a healthy mouth is to their overall health. Dr. Gellerman and her team usually travel to Huntington-area schools […]
Treat Airway Issues as Early As Possible
The American Dental Association advises parents that pediatric airway problems be identified and treated by age 6. Children who don’t breathe properly struggle to grow into their best selves. Pediatric airway issues can lead to obstructive sleep apnea, which impacts their ability to learn and grow. Children with pediatric airway issues are sometimes misdiagnosed as […]
How to Choose the Best Orthodontist
Choosing the best orthodontist for you and your family is an important decision. The best orthodontist will have the extra clinical training and experience and offer the latest in orthodontic treatment options. You want to be confident of getting the best possible care and the highest quality of service. You’ll want to be sure that […]
What Does an Orthodontist Do?
Orthodontists help with crooked teeth, but they also help patients with many other issues concerning their teeth, jaws, and mouth. This includes fixing overbites, underbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, overcrowding teeth, teeth that come in above or below the gum line and temporomandibular disorders, known as TMD. Do Orthodontists Pull Teeth? Pulling teeth, known as […]
We are navigating the current progression of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with an abundance of caution. As the situation continues to evolve, we are diligently following CDC recommendations, as well as implementing guidelines from state and local health departments, the New York State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. To do our part part […]
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – We’re Celebrating Smiles!
There’s so much to smile about in February – Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, the Academy Awards and President’s Day! February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is very important to everyone at Gellerman Orthodontics. That’s the month we visit Huntington area schools to talk with children about taking good care of their smiles. […]
How long will it take for your smile to change?
That’s one of the things we talk about during your first, FREE consultation. We’ll take digital images of your teeth and jaw, along with a discussion about your special concerns. How long it takes depends on a few things: The type of treatment you choose – braces, or Invisalign. Orthodontic acceleration is the use of […]
The Best Holiday Gift of All – A Spectacular Smile
If you’ve always dreamed of a straight, healthy smile, then we’d like to suggest giving yourself the gift of braces for this holiday season. A beautiful smile gives you confidence and is better for your overall health. You can only clean what you can reach, and when teeth are crooked or overlapping, it creates spaces […]
Pink Guard Mouthguards Protect Smiles, Support Pink Aid
As a member of Pink Aid’s Advisory Council, Dr. Inna Gellerman has launched the “Pink Guard” fundraising campaign to support Pink Aid LI, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to help underserved local women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors […]
Braces During Summer Travel, and Why Paper Napkins Are Your Brace’s Worst Enemy!
If your summer plans include braces, you’ll want to be ready to continue to take care of your braces and your smile.
Summer is the BEST time to Start your Child with Braces
Yes, we see all of the Back to School sales have begun, but there are still a few weeks of summer left – and now is the best time to bring your son or daughter in to start orthodontic treatment, whether they are getting Invisalign or braces.
Gellerman Orthodontics Presents Dental Hygiene Presentations to Area Schools
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month — a great month to talk about the importance of good dental health for children. Starting early with good dental health habits make a big difference for children in their health and in their school attendance. That’s the message Dr. Inna Gellerman and the Gellerman Orthodontics team members are bringing to […]
Happy Anniversary Gellerman Orthodontics!!
Gellerman Orthodontics opened its doors in Huntington with a vision of an orthodontic practice where patients and family members were treated with the greatest care in a comfortable setting with the very latest in orthodontic technology from a practice that was dedicated to the community.Fifteen years later, that vision is a daily reality. We are […]
Pediatric and Adult Airway Network of New York – May 9 Presentation
For the past two years, I’ve been proud to be a board member of PAANNY, an organization devoted to educating dentists, pediatricians, doctors, speech pathologists, oral facial myologists, speech therapists and others in related medical professions about the role of early orthodontic intervention in the treatment of sleep apnea and similar disorders. My involvement with […]