I cannot say enough positive good things about Dr. Gelb and his staff. I came to him and he turned my life around for the better almost immediately.
The Gelb Center in NYC provides gentle, safe, and effective treatments, including early phase-one treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate reconstruction, and craniofacial orthodontics. We work closely with our patients and their families, as well as other doctors and surgeons to monitor each treatment from start to finish.
Our doctors/orthodontists have the experience and education necessary to deliver cleft lip and palate orthodontic treatments, amongst other craniofacial specialties, by virtue of specific post-residency craniofacial and surgical orthodontic fellowship training. We have clinical expertise in all aspects of orthodontic braces treatment for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with facial clefts, craniofacial diagnoses, and complex medical and special needs. Our doctor and craniofacial orthodontic specialists bring extensive training in, and knowledge of, craniofacial and dental growth and development to deliver successful treatment results.
Orthodontic treatments for patients born with facial differences tend to be more complex than ordinary orthodontics. This multidisciplinary treatment often starts from birth and extends to the late teen years. The young patient may require treatment by multiple specialists, including a craniofacial surgeon, pediatrician, geneticist, neurosurgeon, ENT, speech and language therapist, pediatric dentist, oral surgeon, and prosthodontist.
Our NYC Craniofacial Orthodontics division uses a variety of methods including appliances, splints, and braces. Our orthodontic treatments compliment the patient’s medical treatment to improve surgical outcomes, and in some cases, reduce the need for surgical treatment.
Craniofacial orthodontics is the sub-specialty of orthodontics that focuses on the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment of patients with birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. These conditions often require coordinated surgical and medical interventions or extraordinary behavioral management to make orthodontic treatment practical and effective. Braces treatments for cleft lip and palate patients tend to be more complex, takes more time and clinical resources, and requires working with multiple dental, surgical and medical providers to get the best results. Current practice standards call for a coordinated plan of care between the fellowship-trained craniofacial orthodontists and plastic-craniofacial surgeons – among other specialists – in order to achieve excellent and aesthetic facial results.
We are experienced and confident when working with patients that require craniofacial and special care treatments. Our doctor brings formal craniofacial orthodontic fellowship training combined with prior special care dentistry training and clinical research, and a long-standing interest for caring for the more complex types of jaw and face abnormalities.
If you interested in learning more about Craniofacial Orthdontics please feel contact the best in class specialist, Doctor Michael Gelb’s NYC or White Plains, New York Gelb Center office today.