Adult Braces

Picture someone wearing braces—how old are they? Most people imagine a child or a teenager when they think about the average orthodontic patient. However, approximately 20% of all people with orthodontics are over the age of 18, and an increasing number of adults are choosing to fix teeth that have bothered them for cosmetic or functional reasons (or both). Today there are more options than ever for individuals of all ages to enhance their smiles. Traditional braces are still a popular option. They are often the most affordable choice and they can address a wide range of concerns both simple and complex. But if a “metal mouth” makes you nervous, there are other excellent methods to straighten the teeth, such […]

One of the most important aspects of your orthodontic treatment begins when the braces come off. Maintaining your outcome often requires the use of a retainer, as this helps your teeth stabilize in their new position. To preserve your bite alignment, you will need to wear your retainer regularly and take good care of the appliance. Retainer maintenance is simple and straightforward, but it will require diligence. A little patience can give you the smile you’ve always wanted with permanent results. Some tips for retainer wear and care include: Brush your retainer daily with your regular toothbrush and toothpaste Only hold the retainer by the central portion, avoiding pressure on the sensitive edges and metal parts Remove the retainer and […]

With its discreet appearance and brief treatment time, Invisalign® has quickly become one of the most popular ways to address bite misalignment. If you’re considering this orthodontic approach to straighten your teeth, our experienced orthodontists and preferred Invisalign® providers, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak and Dr. Roger Nettune, can evaluate your dental concerns and develop a customized treatment plan. Additionally, they will detail the cost of the procedure during your initial consultation so you can make the best decision for your needs and goals. Many dental professionals offer Invisalign®, but only orthodontists are specially trained in manipulating teeth. This allows them to develop the most accurate and streamlined treatment plan possible. As a result, selecting a skilled orthodontist is a smart choice […]

Clear braces can make straightening teeth a more comfortable experience. But many potential patients wonder if Invisalign® can be as effective as traditional braces. Every person’s oral care needs are unique, which is why our board certified orthodontists, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak and Dr. Roger Nettune, believe a consultation is the best way to determine which orthodontic technique will offer the best possible results. It may be helpful to know that Invisalign® is capable of addressing a wide range of issues. Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligner trays to gently and gradually shift the position of the teeth. As a result, this method can help to correct many common and complex dental concerns, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowding, and gaps. […]

Our board certified orthodontists, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak and Dr. Roger Nettune, are Invisalign® preferred providers. This innovative alternative to traditional braces can be a great way to enhance oral function and straighten teeth with greater comfort and discretion than ever before. If you’re considering this treatment and would like to know more, we have provided some answers to commonly asked questions to help you become more familiar with Invisalign®. How does Invisalign® work? Using a series of customized clear aligner trays, Invisalign® can gently and gradually shift the position of teeth into the desired location. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then the patient can move on to the successive aligner. How long does Invisalign® take to […]

Adult Braces

According to recent statistics from the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly a quarter of individuals who get braces are adults. Now more than ever, people over the age of 18 are seeking to enhance the function and the appearance of their teeth. Part of the reason so many adults are considering orthodontic treatment is because there are more options than ever to achieve straighter teeth. At our practice, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak and Dr. Roger Nettune, our board certified orthodontists, offer an extensive array of teeth-straightening procedures. Furthermore, they provide thorough evaluations using the latest technology to develop a customized treatment plan that can optimize your outcome. Traditional metal braces are still around, and they have improved tremendously over the years. […]