Orthodontics

For many different products and services, the latest and greatest version is typically the most desirable option. Why? Because improvements have been made, kinks have been resolved, and processes have been streamlined—all of which can provide a superior final commodity/outcome and better overall consumer experience. The same concept holds true in orthodontics: treatment methods are continually advancing, as are the technologies that make these new-age techniques possible. Consequently, selecting an orthodontist who continually adopts and utilizes the latest, most cutting-edge orthodontic technology available can result in optimal efficiency, efficacy, and outcomes for a wide variety of treatments. At Banasiak & Nettune, our orthodontists employ i-CAT 3D CBCT radiography, iTero digital impressions, JUELL 3D printing, and more, positioning our practice as […]

Finding an orthodontist that can provide exceptional care for you and your family is an important decision, one that can seem overwhelming with so many choices available. To aid you in your research, our practice has provided some qualities to look for that can separate the average doctor from the best board-certified orthodontist. We suggest a three-pronged approach: 1. Make a list of available orthodontists (ask friends and family members for recommendations or check online for local practitioners). 2. Eliminate anyone who is not a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontists bestows certification to a select group of orthodontists who have completed a graduate program in dentistry and gone on to complete additional training at an accredited orthodontic residency. […]

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 […]