Orthodontic Consultation

Orthodontic treatment has changed tremendously since its inception. Today, patients have more options than ever when it comes to improving bite alignment and straightening their teeth. Additionally, the latest orthodontic technology makes the treatment process more precise and comfortable than ever before. At Banasiak & Nettune, we employ some of the most advanced technology available to ensure our patients have the best experience possible. From digital impressions to 3D printing, we use the systems that add convenience and comfort to your life while providing an exceptional result. Some of the types of technology we use include: iTero Digital Impressions Digital X-Rays JUELL 3D Printing Invisalign® Empower® Self-Ligating Brackets We are proud to be the only practice in the area utilizing […]

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) works like a hinge, and you have one on each side of your jaw to make it possible to open and close your mouth. Dysfunction of the TMJ can cause a host of problems, from teeth grinding to back pain. Fortunately, many treatments are now available to address this condition with great results. Our board certified orthodontist has extensive training in TMJ disorder treatment, and he can assist you in determining which approach or approaches can best help you. Some of the most common techniques are: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications Muscle relaxants Oral splints and mouthguards Orthodontic treatment Physical therapy Injections Oral surgery (very rare) TMJ disorder can be caused or worsened by misaligned teeth, […]

If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation at Nettune & Banasiak Orthodontic Associates. During the consultation we will actively listen to your concerns and address all of your questions, as well as discuss a treatment options that would best suit you or your child’s situation. Here are the top five questions that most patients want answered during their initial orthodontic consultation: Can I benefit from orthodontic treatment, and if so, how long will it take? How frequently will my appointments be scheduled? Can I expect any pain when getting braces? (Ask Drs. Roger Nettune and Kenneth Banasiak about the ways we address pain […]

Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Nicholas Cage have shown off their braces. It’s never too late to look and feel your best! Can Braces Work for Adults? People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The physical process for moving teeth is the same, young or old, which means it’s never too late to address issues such as an overbite or underbite, […]

Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment?  Consider making your first step an orthodontic consultation. During the consultation we will address your questions, concerns, and talk about a treatment plan that would best suit your situation. We want you to feel prepared and in charge of your orthodontic treatment decisions, so keep these questions in mind when you come in for your appointment. If I do need some adjustments to my teeth, what options will I have besides braces? (This will help you determine what approaches we use to straighten your teeth.) What kind of preparation is needed to get braces? How many visits will it take? (It’s important to know how many appointments may be […]

Great question! When you first come in for your initial consultation we will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your oral health. This will better enable us to determine the best treatment method for you. Your orthodontic evaluation will consist of an oral and facial examination to assess your oral health. We will have you take intraoral and facial photographs as well as panoramic and cephalometric X-rays to help determine the proper orthodontic treatment method. Then, an impression of your teeth and bite will be taken to construct a model of your mouth. (This will help us when examining your diagnostic records). At your second appointment, we will discuss your options with you. Our team feels it’s important to take […]