Correcting Crooked Teeth in Thousand Oaks, CA
Dr. Siddappa Can Fix Your Smile
If you have crooked teeth, you’re not alone. People have crooked teeth for several reasons. One of the common reasons is that the mouth is too small for the teeth, which causes the teeth to become crowded and misaligned. Another is that the person’s lower and upper jaws aren’t the same size, causing an overbite or underbite.
Possible Concerns of Crooked Teeth
- Increased risk of cavities, gum disease, bleeding, and infection
- Flossing is more difficult
- Greater difficulty with chewing
- Uneven teeth wear, leading to cracks and chips
- Teeth grinding at night due to poor bite
- Abnormal forces on jaw and supporting muscles
- TMJ disorders and headaches
- Loss of self esteem
- Would require more dental work in the long run
There are several ways to fix crooked teeth and get straighter teeth. Best option would be through orthodontic treatment, which includes:
- Conventional braces or Invisalign/clear braces
- When orthodontic correction isn’t an option, we can correct crooked teeth with porcelain veneers or crowns
How Dr. Siddappa Can Help You
If you’re looking to correct your crooked teeth, the first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Siddappa. She’ll examine your medical history, assess your teeth, and determine what type of orthodontic treatment is needed.
At Prism Dental Group, we offer several effective orthodontic solutions includingtraditional metal braces and Invisalign® treatment. Dr. Siddappa and her exceptional staff will help you decide which option is best for you and your lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental X-rays necessary?
Yes! X-rays provide information on the position of your teeth, roots, and whether any teeth are expected to come through your gums. These digital images determine the relationship between the jaws, teeth, and your head. This allows Dr. Siddappa to decide the best course of action for your crooked teeth and misaligned bite.
Are crooked teeth normal?
Yes, having crooked or misaligned teeth is very common in both children and adults. In fact, primary and permanent teeth can grow crooked or become crooked with time. This can be caused by a number of reasons, like genetics, prolonged habits, small spaces between the teeth, and more.
Is it possible to straighten teeth naturally?
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth without professional orthodontic care. It’s important to seek orthodontic treatment to prevent cavities, gum disease, infection, TMJ problems, and more. Dr. Siddappa can correct a number of orthodontic issues with traditional metal braces or Invisalign treatment. Give us a call to learn more.
What is the fastest way to fix crooked teeth?
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic solution for correcting crooked teeth. Typically, patients are required to wear braces for 18 months to three years for effective, noticeable results. Dr. Siddappa also offers Invisalign treatment as a more discreet orthodontic solution -- straightening teeth up to three times faster than braces.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Based on your budget and needs, Dr. Siddappa will be able to guide you in the right direction so that you’re one step closer to obtaining the smile of your dreams.
A professional with a variety of skill sets, Dr. Siddappa has proven that your perfect smile is closer than you think! Give us a call at(805) 241-5353 or simply fill out an online contact form to get started today.