New Jersey orthodontist Kenneth Banasiak, DMD was recently recognized as a Top Dentist of 2023 by New Jersey Monthly.

Dr. Kenneth Banasiak has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly as one of the top dental practitioners in the state for the 14th year in a row.   Basking Ridge, NJ – Each year, New Jersey Monthly magazine releases their Top Dentists list that highlights the state’s best dental practitioners. Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, an experienced orthodontist in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was recently announced as one of the Top Dentists of 2023, marking his 14th year in a row as a Top Dentist in New Jersey. Dr. Banasiak says he is honored to be named to this distinguished list and to be recognized alongside so many of his skilled peers. The selection process is designed to identify respected and highly qualified […]

While it is virtually never too early or too late to have an orthodontic evaluation, it is typically recommended that children have their first orthodontic exam by the time they are six or seven years-old. Around this age, the first molars begin to show, which enables our experienced orthodontist, Kenneth Banasiak, DMD, to determine whether your child is currently showing signs of orthodontic problems, or if there is a significant potential for orthodontic problems to develop. Crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and a misaligned bite are often much easier to correct at early stages of development. If it looks like treatment may be necessary, our practice offers some of the most advanced forms of braces for kids, as well as other […]

Dr. Kenneth Banasiak highlights the numerous ways self-ligating braces can benefit patients.

Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, an orthodontist in New Jersey, explains how self-ligating braces can be more beneficial than traditional braces and why he offers this innovative treatment. Basking Ridge, NJ – Patients concerned with crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, or bite issues may assume that traditional metal braces are the only solution for their needs. Thanks to the advancements in orthodontic techniques and technology, self-ligating braces have become another state-of-the-art option for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. New Jersey orthodontist Kenneth Banasiak, DMD offers self-ligating braces to his patients and explains the many advantages of the self-ligating system. No elastic bands or metal ties required. Traditional braces often use elastic bands or metal ties to secure the […]

Little girl smiling and holding teeth model at dentist's office

Thumb-sucking is a natural and common occurrence among babies and young children. It is often viewed as a phase that most kids go through. Understandably, some parents may wonder if this habit will have a negative impact on their child’s teeth later on in life. Thumb-sucking is typically harmless up to the age of five; however, kids who continue to suck their thumbs past that age are more at risk of developing orthodontic issues. Children with a more aggressive habit are more likely to need braces or other types of orthodontic solutions in the future to improve the condition of their teeth and mouth. While thumb-sucking among children usually stops at a certain age, the action of prolonged sucking of […]

Our practice is dedicated to achieving excellence in orthodontics. We are so proud to announce that our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, has been recognized as a “Top Dentist” by the New Jersey Monthly magazine for the 12th year in a row. He was considered as one of New Jersey’s best practitioners by fellow dentists and peers. In order to come up with the final list of “Top Dentists,” there is a rigorous voting process that must occur. Thousands of licensed dentists and dental professionals in the state of New Jersey are surveyed to distinguish who is considered one of the best in dentistry. Dentists submit their nominations and the names with the most votes are put in a preliminary […]


Misaligned or “crooked” teeth are a relatively common occurrence, and they can pose both functional and aesthetic concerns for patients. Sometimes, teeth come in crooked due to innate physical or hereditary causes. Other times, they become crooked later on as a result of other factors. Regardless of the cause, many symptoms of tooth and jaw misalignment remain the same, including difficulty with chewing, speaking, and maintaining optimal oral health. Some people also experience increased jaw and facial muscle strain due to involuntary bite overcorrection. When it comes to hereditary factors, some people’s mouths are simply too small to accommodate all of their teeth as they emerge. In these cases, the teeth often become crooked or twist into abnormal formations as […]