Blog Archive - 2012

The co-founder of Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates, Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, receives the top honor given to dental professionals by the local magazine for the ninth time. Basking Ridge, NJ — Board-certified Basking Ridge orthodontist Kenneth Banasiak, DMD of Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates received the New Jersey Monthly award for “Top Dentist” in the 2018 poll. The survey is determined by dental professionals nominating their peers for the prize, and this is the ninth consecutive year Dr. Banasiak has earned the honor. New Jersey Monthly submits an annual questionnaire to all licensed dentists according to the state Board of Dentistry to develop a list of potential nominees. Dental professionals are then narrowed down based on a number of factors, […]

We are proud to announce that Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, our extensively trained orthodontist, has recently been named a “Top Dentist” by New Jersey Monthly magazine. This is the ninth consecutive year Dr. Banasiak has been presented with the award, with his first appearance on the prestigious list occurring in 2010. The process of determining recipients for this award is a rigorous one. An annual questionnaire is sent to all licensed dentists and dental professionals in the state of New Jersey. The list of potential “top docs” is based on who these dentists recommend from among their peers. The collection is then narrowed down based on strict criteria, including removing any member who has a record of severe disciplinary violations. The […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]