Orthodontic Treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA
Get a Straighter, More Beautiful SmileOrthodontics is a branch of dentistry used to straighten teeth for an enhanced smile and to restore functionality to your jaw and bite. Having misaligned teeth can affect your self-esteem and lead to further oral health problems, like tooth decay, gum disease, and even TMJ issues.
Reasons for Orthodontic Care
Orthodontic treatment is a great way to correct a number of dental problems for patients both young and old. Some of which include:
- Crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth
- Gapped or spaced out teeth
- Improper jaw alignment
- Overbite, underbite, or crossbite
Orthodontics for Children & AdultsThe American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children should have an evaluation with an orthodontist by the age of seven regardless of how many teeth have grown out. Orthodontists are able to predict if any structural changes will occur to the child’s mouth and cause future issues.
Adults who lacked access to an orthodontist as a child or who suspect their once-treated teeth are shifting may also consider a visit to the orthodontist. There are teeth-straightening methods available for both children and adults.
Our Orthodontic Services
Here at Prism Dental Group, Dr. Siddappa offers several effective orthodontic solutions to straighten your teeth to perfection. We’ll provide you with the best orthodontic solution fitted to your treatment goals after examining your entire mouth.
Traditional Metal BracesTraditional metal braces are the most common form of braces. They are highly efficient at correcting orthodontic problems and are the most cost effective option. They come in many colors, including those that will match the shade of your teeth for added concealment.
Invisalign® TreatmentInvisalign treatment is a popular straightening method for teenagers and adults. They are clear in color, removable, and work as effectively as traditional metal braces. They also work faster and require fewer appointments.
This removable option is conducive to whatever lifestyle you want to lead. Invisalign also allows patients to eat all the classic “off-limits” braces foods. Buttery popcorn? Crunch away. Gummy candies? Absolutely. Leave your hesitations behind with this low-maintenance option.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to wear braces?
In most cases, patients are typically required to wear braces for 18 months to three years for effective, lasting results. However, the length it takes to complete orthodontic treatment is different for each patient and the number of issues corrected. During your initial consultation, Dr. Siddappa will provide you with a personalized treatment plan including an accurate timeline.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to each patient’s unique bite for a perfect fit and maximum comfort. You may experience mild discomfort while wearing your first set of aligners, as your teeth begin to shift and become accustomed to them. However, this should subside within a few days and can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain medication.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?
Yes! It is possible to remove your traditional metal braces and switch to Invisalign clear aligners. If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, contact our Thousand Oaks office at(805) 241-5353 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Siddappa will assess your oral health, orthodontic issues, and determine if Invisalign will work for you.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is a great option for patients seeking a more discreet, convenient alternative for metal braces. They’re customized, clear aligners designed to fix a number of orthodontic issues, like crooked teeth or gaps in your smile. Invisalign aligners are removable, comfortable, and can straighten teeth up to two times faster than traditional metal braces.
Discover How Dr. Siddappa Can Help
An expert at orthodontics, Dr. Siddappa can offer you a personalized treatment plan to ensure that you not only achieve optimal oral health, but also feel good about it. Give us a call at(805) 241-5353 or fill out a contact form to schedule an appointment today.