Dr. Travis Tanaka was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He left the islands for California to receive a Bachelor of Science degree at Santa Clara University. His studies eventually led him to the UMKC School of Dentistry for a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree where he participated in advanced studies programs. In his free time, Travis enjoys watching sports, trying to play golf, and experimenting with new recipes. Dr. Tanaka loves the Wichita community and prides himself on serving others with compassion and quality while spreading the Aloha spirit.
Our mission is to provide compassionate and patient-centered dental care, ensuring your visit is not just comfortable but enjoyable too!
At Seneca Family Dentistry, we are more than just a dental practice – we are your dental home. Our friendly team is dedicated to building lasting relationships with each patient, making sure you and your family feel welcomed and valued from the moment you step through our doors. Our comprehensive services cover preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, ensuring that we can take care of all your dental needs under one roof.
Invisalign is effective for treating a variety of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. A consultation with a dental professional can determine if Invisalign is the right option for your specific needs.
The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on individual cases. On average, treatment can last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the complexity of your orthodontic issues. During your consultation, your dentist will provide a more accurate estimate of the treatment timeline.
Yes, Invisalign aligners are designed for comfort. They are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, ensuring a comfortable fit without the irritation that traditional braces can sometimes cause.
Absolutely! One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. You can take them out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. However, for the best results, it's recommended to wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day.
No, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign. Since the aligners are removable, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about damaging braces or getting food stuck.
Cleaning your aligners is easy. Simply brush them gently with a toothbrush and rinse them in lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the aligners. There are also special Invisalign cleaning kits available for thorough cleaning.
It's possible to experience a slight adjustment period when you first start wearing Invisalign aligners. However, most people adapt quickly, and any speech changes are usually temporary.
Your dentist will schedule regular check-ups, typically every 4 to 6 weeks, to monitor your progress and provide you with new sets of aligners. These visits ensure that your treatment is on track and your smile is transforming as planned.
Yes, Invisalign can be a great option for individuals who have had braces in the past but have experienced orthodontic relapse. It's best to consult with a dental professional to determine the most suitable treatment for your specific case.
After completing your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will likely recommend wearing retainers to maintain your newly aligned smile. It's important to follow their instructions to prevent your teeth from shifting back.
Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for Invisalign treatment, similar to traditional braces. It's a good idea to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage details.
Get your preventive care for a low monthly fee. Enroll now to start saving on your family's dental care! The Seneca Family Dentistry Membership Club savings include:
*The membership program is for uninsured or undersindured patients. Full Membership discount does not apply until the patient has been a member for 6 months. Treatment may vary depending on medical needs. Restrictions apply, call for details.
**Implant pricing does not include tooth extraction or bone graft placement if needed