Dr. Ela Banica Otis, founder of Ortho Institute
Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics Specialist
Dr. Banica’s philosophy of care is unique, prevention oriented and focuses on early intervention, minimally invasive treatment, and creation of healthy and beautiful faces through lingual, invisible orthodontics and revolutionary SureSmile technology .
Her area of specialized interest involves the guidance of childhood growth and development, teens orthodontics crooked teeth to adult invisible orthodontics and face remodeling.
Her holistic approach to orthodontics has resulted from over 15 years of experience and personal research, in contact with various world schools. It consists into an integrated approach of dental troubles together with other issues related to the individual’s health status.
Many practitioners have been influential in developing Dr. Banica’s whole body approach and integrative treatment philosophy.
Dr. Banica’s whose dedication to the dental profession and devotion to his patients built the foundation for Dr. Banica’s passion for orthodontics.
She introduced the Romania concept of functional orthodontics and its effect on healthy growth and development.
Dr. Banica studies regularly with national and international physicians and dentists to incorporate advances in health research into his practice and life.
ORTHO INSTITUTE, whose research verified the profound effect malocclusion and dental stress have on overall health.
Dr. Banica believes in comprehensive, early intervention treatment for all our patients to develop beautiful, natural smiles, focusing on Paediatric Early Interceptive Orthodontics and Dental and Facial Growth Guidance.
She offers all forms of conventional orthodontic treatment, such as regular and clear braces, lingual, orthognatic surgery, etc. She has also been trained in less traditional treatment methods, including Myobrace therapy and Orthotropics and utilizes concepts of esthetics, function, and airway maximization in her diagnosis and treatment planning for both children and adults. Her extensive training, research, and continuous education allows her to determine the most meaningful and efficient course of treatment that addresses all individual concerns.
Her holistic approach to orthodontics is the result of over 15 years of experience and personal research in collaboration with several institutions around the world. This approach addresses dental issues as well as overall health issues.
Dr. Banica has obtained solid training in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics and she has a great desire for knowledge and perfection.
Her experience includes:
● Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Carol Davila” Bucharest, for 11 years.
● Master of Lingual Orthodontics at René Descartes University in Paris, for 2 years.
● Lingual Orthodontic Resident at Bretonneau Hospital in Paris, for 2 years
● Pediatric Dento-Facial Orthopedics Specialization in London, for 1 year.
● Medical Specialist in Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics for 13 years.
Dr. Ela Banica Otis brought the concept of functional orthodontics and was first to talk about its effects on growth and healthy development. She is the only medical specialist in her country for Pediatric Orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthopedics, Myobrace, Buteyko Breathing, Myofunctional Therapy.
”My goal is to work with patients and parents to identify the causes for the patient’s symptoms and then treat causes. In this way, the consequences of the causes, like dental anomalies, can be more easily treated, with less risk of relapse.”