Misaligned or “crooked” teeth are a relatively common occurrence, and they can pose both functional and aesthetic concerns for patients. Sometimes, teeth come in crooked due to innate physical or hereditary causes. Other times, they become crooked later on as a result of other factors. Regardless of the cause, many symptoms of tooth and jaw misalignment remain the same, including difficulty with chewing, speaking, and maintaining optimal oral health. Some people also experience increased jaw and facial muscle strain due to involuntary bite overcorrection. When it comes to hereditary factors, some people’s mouths are simply too small to accommodate all of their teeth as they emerge. In these cases, the teeth often become crooked or twist into abnormal formations as […]
Dr. Kenneth Banasiak discusses the numerous ways in which top-of-the-line technology can benefit individuals receiving Invisalign® treatment or other orthodontic care. Basking Ridge, NJ — When people think about orthodontics, metal braces often come to mind. In this day and age, however, both kids and adults have several more options than traditional brackets and wires—and, according to New Jersey orthodontist Kenneth Banasiak, DMD, continual advancements in technology have been key to making this possible. At his practice—Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates—Dr. Banasiak is an early adopter of the latest, most innovative technologies available, including iTero™ digital impressions, i-CAT™ 3D CBCT radiography, JUELL™ 3D printing, and more. In a recent blog post titled, Why Advanced Technology Matters for Optimal Orthodontics, Dr. […]
Before delving into the main topic of this post, our entire team here at Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates wishes to express our sincere hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our region having been significantly affected by the novel coronavirus, our hearts, thoughts, and well-wishes go out to all those impacted—be it physically, psychologically, and/or fiscally. Keep holding strong; we will make it through this difficult period. Although our doors are temporarily closed as we do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19 by following government recommendations, our practice still very much cares about the needs (and, of course, the smiles!) of our patients. Over the past couple […]
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, we employ i-CAT™ 3D CBCT radiography, iTero™ digital impressions, JUELL™ 3D printing, and more, positioning our practice as a […]
Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates celebrated our annual Patient Appreciation Day on Friday, September 13th, 2019! Patients enjoyed a fun day of sand art and delicious Kona Ice, see some of our pictures below: Thank you to all who could make it!
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. […]