Invisalign® Treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA
Straighten Your Smile With Clear BracesTraditional braces are awkward, uncomfortable, and can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. That’s why Dr. Siddappa offers Invisalign as a more comfortable, inconspicuous way to straighten your smile. Invisalign uses custom-made clear aligners to correct gaps in your smile or teeth that are crooked or crowded. Discover why many patients choose Invisalign.
The Invisalign Difference
With Invisalign, Dr. Siddappa and our Thousand Oaks team can help straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign, including:
- Completely removable, allowing you to eat and drink without restrictions
- Easy to maintain, so you can brush and floss normally
- Clear aligners make them practically invisible, so nobody will notice you’re wearing them
- Don’t require metal braces or wires, meaning less time spent getting adjustments
- Each set of aligners are customizable for maximum comfort
- Invisalign straightens teeth up to two times faster than traditional braces
Getting Your Invisalign AlignersThe first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Siddappa. If Invisalign is right for you, we’ll use 3D computer imaging technology to create a custom set of aligners to match the shape of your unique bite. The Invisalign system allows you to view your own treatment plan before you start, so you can see how your teeth will look after the process is complete.
After getting your first pair of aligners, you’ll receive a new set every two weeks until your treatment is complete. Invisalign aligners work by gradually shifting your teeth into correct alignment until the final position is achieved, usually taking 12 to 18 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you take care of your Invisalign trays?
Taking care of your Invisalign trays is easy and simple. Each morning and night, you should take out your Invisalign aligners and thoroughly clean both your teeth and trays. It’s recommended that you rinse your trays with water, antibacterial soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up. You should also soak your aligners once a day and rinse them before putting them back in your mouth.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?Yes! It is possible to switch from traditional metal braces to Invisalign clear aligners. However, it may not be an option for some patients depending on their individual circumstances. If you’re curious about getting Invisalign, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Siddappa. She’ll examine your teeth and orthodontic situation to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
How long does it take to straighten teeth with Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is different from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their orthodontic condition. Typically, it will take 12 to 18 months to straighten your teeth, but in some cases, Invisalign can take as little as six months. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks, and you’ll pick up a new set of aligners every six to eight weeks. This process will continue until your teeth are aligned to perfection.
What can I eat/drink while wearing Invisalign?
While wearing your Invisalign aligners, you can eat all of your favorite foods and drink whatever you’d like. Remove them for each snack or meal and brush your teeth before putting them back on. Dr. Siddappa recommends taking out your trays when drinking alcohol or darker beverages to prevent any discoloration or staining. These beverages may include red wine, cranberry juice, dark beer, and more.
Visit Prism Dental Group Today
Are you self-conscious about your smile? Dr. Siddappa offers Invisalign as a discreet, more attractive alternative to metal braces that really works. To learn more about our clear aligners, give us a call at (805) 241-5353 to reach our office in Thousand Oaks, CA.