Smile with Gilman Orthodontics
Clear aligners are an excellent treatment option for patients in Hauppauge, NY, who don’t prefer to wear conventional braces. Our orthodontists are certified providers of Invisalign® clear aligners, a trusted and innovative company that has been providing this type of service for decades. If you opt for this orthodontic treatment, you will receive a set of clear trays that are typically changed every 10-15 days (the equivalent of getting your braces adjusted). You need to wear these trays for at least 20-22 hours a day, removing them for eating and brushing your teeth. Clear aligners are comfortable and hygienic!
This alternative is suitable for most patients and is excellent for adults with a tight schedule. Most people won’t even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment (aligners are virtually invisible), and as they don’t need to be adjusted by your orthodontist, they require fewer visits to the dental office.
Metal braces are made of medical-grade stainless steel. Although they have been used for years, metal braces have evolved, and today’s brackets are smaller, more comfortable and easier to clean than ever before. With these braces, you can also add colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile, a popular trend among children and teens.
Clear braces are a great option for anyone who wants a discrete orthodontic treatment with the mechanical advantages of brackets and wires. These braces are made of ceramic, a strong and aesthetic material that closely mimics the color and shade of natural enamel, so they are less noticeable than metal braces.
Orthodontics for Children
Orthodontics for Teens
Orthodontic treatment for teens has never been more comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing than it is today. Teenagers’ lives are busy with technology, social media, sports, and friends. Their bodies and self-image are developing. This is why it is important to address their orthodontic needs. Although they may not prefer to start orthodontic treatment at this time, an improved smile will greatly help with their self-esteem. At Gilman Orthodontics treatments are shorter and more effective than ever before, and there are many options like Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces for those teens who prefer a less noticeable treatment. Adolescence is the perfect moment for orthodontic treatment as their bodies are still developing, enabling fast and effective teeth movement. With their new beautiful smile comes a feeling of improved self-esteem and confidence.
Orthodontics for Adults
At Gilman Orthodontics, we are glad to see that more and more adults in Hauppauge, NY, are deciding to seek orthodontic treatment to maintain oral health and improve their appearance. Orthodontics is no longer reserved for children or teenagers, and we firmly believe that all patients deserve a beautiful smile, no matter their age. We offer multiple orthodontic treatments, and together we’ll find the alternative that meets your needs and lifestyle. If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth for a while but still have some doubts, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our orthodontists and ask about your options. It’s never too late to build a beautiful smile!
Sometimes traditional orthodontic treatment is not sufficient to correct a skeletal malocclusion and it is necessary to use orthognathic surgery to make a full orthodontic correction. When orthognathic treatment is necessary both doctors Gilman and Yellin work in combination with oral surgeons to achieve a beautiful smile.
Surgical orthodontics or orthognathic surgery is indicated in adult patients that want to improve facial aesthetics and the ability to speak, eat or breathe. This procedure involves a surgical correction, so it is important that the patient is no longer growing. The surgery is performed by an orthognathic surgeon who works hand in hand with the doctors Gilman and Yellin – when the skeletal bone structure is moved, braces or clear aligners are an essential part of this type of treatment. Doctors Gilman and Yellin work closely with the orthognathic surgeon and plan the treatment in detail to ensure the absolute best treatment outcome. This surgical procedure changes patients’ lives due to improved appearance, and a new healthy-functional bite. This treatment has a dramatic impact on a patient’s quality of life and also their self-esteem.
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ-TMD)
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of medical conditions that affect the Temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These joints are a delicate anatomical structure that connects the lower jawbone to the upper one and enables a wide range of movements, including opening and closing your mouth. When one of these disorders affect the joints, they trigger multiple signs and symptoms, including facial pain, chronic neck pain, recurring headaches and limited jaw movements. Speaking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning are all functions made possible by these joints. If you suffer from any TMD, you might feel uncomfortable during any of those movements. A healthy bite made possible with orthodontic treatment can alleviate these symptoms. Doctors Brian Gilman and Bonnie Yellin can help evaluate your symptoms and propose a treatment to restore the joints proper function.