Blog Archive - 2012

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 […]

One of the most important aspects of your orthodontic treatment begins when the braces come off. Maintaining your outcome often requires the use of a retainer, as this helps your teeth stabilize in their new position. To preserve your bite alignment, you will need to wear your retainer regularly and take good care of the appliance. Retainer maintenance is simple and straightforward, but it will require diligence. A little patience can give you the smile you’ve always wanted with permanent results. Some tips for retainer wear and care include: Brush your retainer daily with your regular toothbrush and toothpaste Only hold the retainer by the central portion, avoiding pressure on the sensitive edges and metal parts Remove the retainer and […]

Dr. Banasiak is named a Top Dentist by New Jersey Monthly

Dr. Kenneth Banasiak of Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates received recognition as one of the leading dental professionals in the state by a local magazine. Basking Ridge, NJ — New Jersey Monthly magazine publishes an annual list of the “Top Dentists” in the state based on an exacting list of criteria. Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, an orthodontist in Basking Ridge, was recently announced as one of the recipients of this award, making 2016 the seventh year in a row he has achieved this accolade. Dr. Banasiak says that he feels it is his honor and duty to provide exceptional care to his patients, and the award is evidence that he is succeeding in his goals. The selection process New Jersey Monthly […]

As a practice dedicated to the health and happiness of our patients, we are proud to announce that Dr. Kenneth Banasiak, our board certified orthodontist, was recently named a “Top Dentist” by New Jersey Monthly magazine. This recognition is even more exceptional, because it’s the seventh year in a row that he has achieved this award. Chosen by leading dental professionals from among thousands of candidates, Dr. Banasiak is honored to be a member of such an exceptional group of dentists and specialists. New Jersey Monthly magazine uses an exacting nomination and evaluation process to select the Top Doctors and Dentists in its annual compilation. Nominees are put forth by other physicians in the field. Each candidate is reviewed, and […]

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 […]