Sunday, August 23, 2009

Invisalign® -- It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Hi everyone,
If you’re like most people when you hear the word “Orthodontia” the first thing that pops into your mind is a picture of yourself (or someone you love) with braces on, those crude metal clips and wires that look like something out of the middle ages. Perhaps that’s because you have never heard of Invisalign® – the clear alternative to braces!

Invisalign® is an orthodontic technique that uses a series of clear plastic, easily removable aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are made from thin, see-through plastic, which are worn for approximately 20 hours per day and are changed (and advanced) on a bi-weekly basis. Each aligner is specifically designed to move a tooth or a small group of teeth.

One of the great things about Invisalign® is that Dr. Gerber has the ability to create a computerized 3-D model of your teeth that will show exactly how Invisalign® will change and straighten your smile over the course of your treatment.

This sophisticated proprietary software allows Dr. Gerber to review your treatment plan aligner-by-aligner and make corrections before your treatment has even begun. In fact, your aligners won’t even be made until your treatment plan is reviewed via the ClinCheck® system and you and Dr. Gerber are satisfied with the results!

About 2 weeks after you’ve given the okay for your aligners to be made our office we’ll receive the complete set (from start to finish) along with a patient start-up and care kit. Once our office receives them you and Dr. Gerber will check for fit and comfort and your treatment begins!

Invisalign® has many advantages over braces; they are nearly invisible. They are extremely easy to insert and remove, which comes in handy when it’s time to eat! They are comfortable to wear and most people are completely used to them after the first day of wear (your speech may be mildly affected initially). Plus, they are super easy to take care of – just brush the aligners when you brush your teeth!

So if you or someone you love have always wanted to straighten your teeth and improve your smile but were apprehensive about braces contact our office at or (631)791-5377 to see if Invisalign® is right for you!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

$Million Dollar Smile

Hi Everyone,
Lumineers by Cerinate can give you a Million Dollar Smile in 2 visits?

What are Lumineers®?
Lumineers®, porcelain veneers, are made out of the patented porcelain Cerinate®. Cerinate® is an exceptionally strong type of porcelain and this property allows Lumineers® to be fabricated to extremely thin tolerances. To put it in perspective, the thickness of Lumineers ® veneers can be as little as .2 to .3 millimeters (along the same lines as a contact lens!) In comparison, traditional porcelain veneers typically require a minimal thickness of around .5mm.

The Old Way
In traditional porcelain veneering, a dentist will first “reduce” a tooth (grind away some of the tooth’s surface). Each tooth has an ideal contour and thickness and no dentist wants to create an end result where a veneered tooth has become oversized or bulky, so they trim the tooth back the same amount as the thickness of the porcelain veneer being placed. In most cases this tooth trimming means that a dental anesthetic will be required so the dental patient remains comfortable while the tooth reduction process is performed.

The New Way
A Lumineer® veneer is so very thin there is no need to trim back a tooth’s surface. When the veneer is bonded into place, its presence will not add enough bulk to the tooth to pose a problem. Since no drilling is needed, no anesthetic (“shot”) is required either. The “No drilling” Lumineers® technique also offers the added convenience that no temporary dental veneers need to be placed. (Lumineers® veneers offer the flexibility of using traditional porcelain veneering technique if the situation requires it.)

It takes only 2 easy visits to bring out your beautiful new smile. During your first visit a precision mold will be taken. You and your dentist will also choose the right shade for your new, permanently white smile. On your second visit, your custom designed LUMINEERS® are checked for fit and shade. Then, they’re painlessly attached.

Are YOU a Candidate?
Almost anyone is a candidate for Lumineers. Whether your teeth are dark, crooked or spaced or you want “instant orthodontics”, Lumineers can GREATLY improve your smile. People who are afraid of needles are perfect patients because there are no needles and no numbness! People with spaces between their teeth can get great results with Lumineers because the spaces can be closed when the Lumineers are bonded to the teeth. It couldn’t be easier! They’re even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain. Plus—LUMINEERS are proven to last for over 20 years, so your beautiful smile will be with you for years and years.

For more information go to my website:, or call my office: 631-791-5377 for a FREE Lumineers consulatation.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Whitening For Life Special

Whitening For Life Special
(savings of $50 when done with your regular
exam, x-rays and cleaning)
call our office: 631-331-4200
to schedule an appointment.
*Expires 8/31/09