Invisalign Specialist

Tucker Family Dentistry

Perron L. Tucker, DMD

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Vestavia Hills, AL

Do you have crooked or overcrowded teeth? Maybe gaps or spaces in your smile leave you feeling self-conscious or embarrassed? These problems are incredibly common, but they’re also easy to correct. Plus, now, there’s no need for traditional metal braces. Dr. Perron Tucker regularly provides state of the art orthodontic treatment using Invisalign clear aligners. This cutting-edge technology is safe, effective, and almost entirely invisible. To see if you’re a candidate, call the office or book a consultation online today. Tucker Family Dentistry is located at 2496 Rocky Ridge Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, 35243.

Invisalign Q&A

What are Invisalign® oral aligners?

Invisalign oral aligners are a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment designed to address common oral imperfections, without the hassle of traditional appliances that feature brackets, wires, and rubber bands.

Invisalign aligners fit snugly over the surface of your teeth, similar to a mouthguard. In addition, they’re nearly invisible and removable, so if you have an important event, such as a wedding or a job interview to attend, you can take them out and leave them at home.

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign treatment is just as effective as traditional orthodontic methods. Some common issues that Invisalign addresses include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite

You might also benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, request a consultation with the team at Tucker Family Dentistry. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tucker examines your jaws and teeth and asks you about your aesthetic goals for treatment. 

He also takes a series of X-rays to get a better look at your teeth and jawbones. If you have mild or moderate orthodontic issues, you’re probably a good candidate for treatment.

Next, Dr. Tucker creates a customized treatment plan, digitally mapping out the precise, step-by-step movements of your teeth. 

After approving your plan, Dr. Tucker sends your information to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. You return to the office every 1-2 weeks to receive a new set of aligners that slowly but surely move your teeth into place.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of time you’ll need to wear your Invisalign aligners depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues and your willingness to commit to treatment. However, most patients achieve their ideal results within 18 months. For the best results, you should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day. You’ll also have to wear a retainer afterward.

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

To care for your Invisalign aligners, it’s important to rinse them with cool tap water regularly. You should also gently brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush at least once a day. For more thorough cleanings, the team at Tucker Family Dentistry offers the Invisalign Cleaning System.

Don’t let crooked or overcrowded teeth impact your self-esteem. Request an Invisalign consultation by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.