Orthodontics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]