Invisalign

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 […]

For some people the only thing more cringe-inducing than having a crooked smile is wearing braces as an adult—but this fear is unfounded. Today’s leading techniques make adult orthodontics more comfortable and more attractive than ever before. There is no reason to live with an imperfect or dysfunctional smile when a solution exists that can help. Here’s what you need to know as an adult if you’re considering braces: Teeth straightening is more precise than ever before, thanks to 3D impressions and 3D printing technology. Orthodontics are more comfortable than ever before, as a result of improved techniques and more patient-friendly materials. Invisalign® offers a nearly invisible way to improve your smile, and it’s removable. Ceramic braces, which are often […]

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 […]

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 […]