The Damon Ultima System represents the very best in orthodontic technology. With early-active control of torque and angulation we can use lighter forces and start to achieve significant results while still in light wires. This translates to the patient, a faster and more comfortable treatment experience. The Damon system is an excellent tool that Dr. Gelb has spent years studying and utilizing for the benefit of his patients.request an appointment
Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Spark and 3M Clarity aligners are all modalities that Dr. Gelb enjoys using to align your teeth and correct your bite while using clear aligners or trays instead of braces. Advances in the properties of the plastics have allowed us to correct more types of cases with aligners. Each tray will guide your teeth into the sequential next step towards better alignment. Dr. Gelb is an expert at clear aligner treatment and he will work with you to create the smile you have always wanted without the need to wear braces.request an appointment
An early orthodontic screening at Gelb Orthodontics is one of the most important things you can do for your child’s future skeletal facial structure and teeth. We are able to diagnose and treat underbites, crossbites, ectopic eruption of teeth and missing teeth. If skeletal problems are left untreated, they may lead to more complicated treatments in the future. In the right cases, early treatment can prevent the need for surgical orthodontics or the removal of adult teeth for dental crowding in the future.request an appointment
Clear braces are an excellent choice for patients who would like an esthetic treatment option without the need of maintaining a schedule of wearing their clear aligners or for severe cases that may not qualify for clear aligner treatment. The Damon clear braces that we use at Gelb Orthodontics are made from porcelain and do not stain.request an appointment
Once we have aligned the teeth and corrected the bite, retainers are worn to hold the teeth in their current position so that they do not move. Fixed retainers, that are bonded behind the teeth, may also be used in conjunction with clear night time retainers to provide you with a lifetime of amazing smiles to come. Retainers are important to prevent movement of your teeth after treatment. At Gelb Orthodontics we 3D print our retainers so that the fit is excellent, the retainers are comfortable and the teeth stay straight. With care to not damage or lose your retainers, your retainers can last many years. If you should need a new set, please contact our office as soon as possible so that we can have a new pair made for you.
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Braces For Teens
Orthodontic treatment is one of the best investments you could make for your child’s future. Straight teeth and a healthy bite can improve not just the health and longevity of your child’s teeth, but can also boost their self-esteem, create confidence and enhance the quality of their life all with an amazing smile. Dr. Gelb will evaluate the right time to start orthodontic treatment for your child. In most cases, we try to start treatment right before the growth spurt so that we can direct the growth of the lower jaw towards the treatment objective. In patients with a retrusive or set back chin, this is especially important to help correct the facial profile and improve the airway.request an appointment
No matter your age, you deserve a smile that gives you confidence. Braces are not just for children anymore. With the latest advancements in technologies, we can get you the smile you deserve! Here at Gelb Orthodontics, we work hard to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer several different treatments that can be effective no matter how old you are. More and more orthodontic treatments are becoming available to give adults the smile that they want.
Orthodontic treatments are not just for your smile. Fixing your teeth can also dramatically change your oral health. When you have crooked teeth or a malocclusion (uneven bite), you may be prone to oral health problems such as gum disease and tartar buildup.request an appointment
Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is used for severe cases of bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusions. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is considered a dental specialty and helps complex cases involving the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. If your case requires surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to provide you with the best and most comprehensive care possible.
Surgical orthodontics helps patients improve their bites, though it can also help with other aesthetic concerns, such as facial structure and symmetry. Surgery can only be completed after the jaw is finished growing. This typically happens by age sixteen for females and age eighteen for males.request an appointment