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An Overview of Orthodontic Appliances

March 19th, 2015

Orthodontic treatment corrects the alignment of your teeth and jaws so that you can speak clearly, chew food effectively, and look attractive when you smile. This is done by putting sophisticated gadgets in your mouth. While many of these dental devices look similar, our orthodontist uses a wide variety of orthodontic appliances to straighten your teeth and repair jaw problems.

Orthodontic appliances are devices that move your teeth, change the position of your jaw, or hold your teeth in their finished positions after the orthodontist removes your braces. These devices may be attached to your teeth or removable.

Braces straighten your teeth. Brackets, bands, and wires characterize traditional braces. Braces are attached to the teeth, so they are not easily removable.
Spacers are small plastic rings fitted between your back teeth before your braces are placed. These spacers create space between your teeth to optimize the alignment your braces provide.

Retainers hold teeth in their finished position after your braces come off. A Hawley retainer is the most common type of retainer; it features an acrylic plate that rests against the roof of your mouth and a wire crossing in front of your teeth. Essex retainers are quite popular as well, as they are durable and nearly invisible. Some retainers can even be affixed to the lingual, or tongue side, of your teeth.

Bite plates correct a deep bite, where the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower front teeth to cause bite problems.
Holding arches prevent the back teeth from moving forward to crowd the front teeth. A lower lingual holding arch prevents your permanent molars from migrating forward. The Nance holding arch maintains space between teeth after you lose baby teeth and before the permanent teeth come in.

palatal expander widens your upper jaw by separating the bones of your palate. This appliance helps your top and bottom teeth fit together better. The Quad Helix widens your jaws to create more room for crowded teeth.

Contact our office today to learn more about the orthodontic appliances we use to straighten smiles, and to schedule an appointment for yourself.

Earn $25 for each Friend you Refer

March 2nd, 2015

Refer a Friend receive $25

Do you love your Dr. Menker smile?  This March give the gift of a beautiful smile to your friends and let us thank you!  Refer your friends to  Dr Menker and when your friend starts treatment, you get a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Legal - This promotion is only offered to existing patients of Dr. Menker.  Gift Cards are available when your friend starts treatment. The terms and conditions of this promotion are in accordance to any laws of the state of New Jersey.  Facebook is not a sponsor of this promotion.  Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion.  Amazon, Amazon.com, the Amazon.com logo, and the Amazon Gift Cards logo are trademarks of Amazon.com. For Complete Terms please reference the Amazon.com Gift Card website.

Dr. Craig L. Menker and his staff are knowledgeable and caring. Invisalign® Invisible Braces, Incognito Invisible Braces and other clear choices are provided to Warren, South Plainfield, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Edison, Piscataway, and all neighboring communities. New patients are always welcome. Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Do we give you satisfaction?

February 1st, 2015

We know the Rolling Stones couldn’t get any; but that’s probably because they weren’t one of Dr. Menker’s patients.

If you have been happy with the service and results you experienced at Dr. Menker’s Office we would really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 star rating (click the stars so they appear gold) and a really positive comment that explains your experience with our practice on Google.

A free Google Account is required. Once signed in to your Google account, click on the office you visit Warren or South Plainfield; which will take you to the Google Page for that office. Lastly, Click the pencil icon (under the follow button) to write a review.

Optionally you can send us an email with your comments about our practice to info@menkerbraces.com. You can also leave us a review on Facebook.Your comments will also help other lovely customers seeking a beautiful smile.

Thank you sincerely,

Dr. Craig Menker & Staff

Incognito – Not Just Another Clear Choice.

January 8th, 2015

Incognito braces are a lingual brace.  Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth. They are considered a clear solution since you can’t see them at first glance . They offer a solution that is more discrete than aligners and far less noticeable then clear braces. Incognito in many cases is the best choice for adult patients and patients who are in the spotlight with their social lives.

You have seen famous people with braces and you would have never known, the treatment is so discrete. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge both used lingual braces. Miley Cyrus also had lingual braces when she was the star of the show Hanna Montana. Due to the stigma that braces get people do not always want to showcase they are receiving orthodontic treatment. Incognito is perfect for people who want to receive the smile of their dreams in private.

Treatment with Incognito braces takes about the same amount of time as traditional braces. The treatment is customized for you; Dr. Menker will help you achieve the smile of your dreams upon completion of your treatment. Just like Mary Jain showcased in the image below completed Incognito treatment at our office she is ecstatic about the results she received from her hidden treatment! She looks fabulous! Contact our office today to discuss the best option for you.

Dr. Craig L. Menker and his staff are knowledgeable and caring. Incognito Invisible Braces and other clear choices are provided to Warren, South Plainfield, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Edison, Piscataway, and all neighboring communities. New patients are always welcome. Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

High-tech and professional care, impeccable facility, friendly and efficient staff!
– The Iroudayassamy Family

Everyone is so friendly and professional. Appointments are a pleasure!
— The Horne Family

My child and I are extremely pleased with the final results. Yesenia has a beautiful smile.
— Yvette Alvarez

Overall, excellent service! I would not change a thing!
— DeAngelis family

I wish every Doctor's office I visit could run the office as efficient and as smoothly as Dr. Menker's.
— Isaiah V.

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58 Mount Bethel Rd. Suite 201
Warren, NJ 07059
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1904 Park Ave.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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