Blog Archive - 2017

Finding an orthodontist that can provide exceptional care for you and your family is an important decision, one that can seem overwhelming with so many choices available. To aid you in your research, our practice has provided some qualities to look for that can separate the average doctor from the best board-certified orthodontist. We suggest a three-pronged approach: 1. Make a list of available orthodontists (ask friends and family members for recommendations or check online for local practitioners). 2. Eliminate anyone who is not a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontists bestows certification to a select group of orthodontists who have completed a graduate program in dentistry and gone on to complete additional training at an accredited orthodontic residency. […]

Dr. Kenneth Banasiak utilizes innovative 3D technology to provide patients with enhanced convenience and precision in orthodontic treatment. Basking Ridge, NJ — In an effort to provide patients with exceptional care, Basking Ridge orthodontist Kenneth Banasiak, DMD added the state-of-the-art JUELL 3D printing platform to his practice, the first orthodontic practice in the area to offer this technology. The JUELL 3D platform makes it possible to rapidly design highly accurate surgical models and create customized orthodontic aligners treatment in-house, a convenience Dr. Banasiak says is particularly appealing to patients leading busy lives. Rather than waiting for aligner trays to arrive by mail, patients can now have them made at their appointment and begin treatment sooner. Dr. Banasiak also notes that […]

The future is digital, and so is your orthodontic treatment. Newer, more advanced tools make it possible to provide more precise treatment, leading to improved outcomes and shorter treatment times. At Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates, we utilize state-of-the-art digital dental technology to ensure our patients have the best experience possible, from start to finish. Patient comfort is just as important as patient safety and results, in our opinion. Digital technology, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, allow us to provide a more comfortable experience for each person we see. Intraoral cameras negate the need for bitewings, lead vests, and other common tools of the past. The pen-like intraoral camera is small but accurate, and you can see your images […]

Nearly everyone wants a beautiful smile with straight teeth, but not all orthodontic treatments offer equally optimal outcomes. Invisalign®, an innovative orthodontic system that has revolutionized teeth straightening, can effectively and safely reposition teeth when performed by a skilled orthodontist. However, mail order and DIY teeth straightening solutions are not professionally monitored, which can lead to serious consequences and potentially permanent damage. The American Dental Association (ADA) has come out against DIY (Do It Yourself) orthodontic treatments, saying, “Dentists [should be] in charge of diagnosing and treating patients to ensure the safe delivery of appropriate care.” This is also true when it comes to mail order teeth-straightening aligners. At-home kits that ask patients to create a dental mold, mail it […]

The co-founder of Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, receives the top honor given to dental professionals by the local magazine for the ninth time. Basking Ridge, NJ — Board-certified Basking Ridge orthodontist Kenneth Banasiak, DMD of Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates received the New Jersey Monthly award for “Top Dentist” in the 2018 poll. The survey is determined by dental professionals nominating their peers for the prize, and this is the ninth consecutive year Dr. Banasiak has earned the honor. New Jersey Monthly submits an annual questionnaire to all licensed dentists according to the state Board of Dentistry to develop a list of potential nominees. Dental professionals are then narrowed down based on a number of factors, […]

We are proud to announce that Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, our extensively trained orthodontist, has recently been named a “Top Dentist” by New Jersey Monthly magazine. This is the ninth consecutive year Dr. Banasiak has been presented with the award, with his first appearance on the prestigious list occurring in 2010. The process of determining recipients for this award is a rigorous one. An annual questionnaire is sent to all licensed dentists and dental professionals in the state of New Jersey. The list of potential “top docs” is based on who these dentists recommend from among their peers. The collection is then narrowed down based on strict criteria, including removing any member who has a record of severe disciplinary violations. The […]