The Tooth Doctor
Nukala Hari Reddy, DDS
Emergency Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in North Central, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Hari Reddy and the staff at The Tooth Doctor, specialize in the clear alignment system, as well as other types of cosmetic procedures. The dentist serves the residents of San Antonio, Texas, as well as many of the surrounding cities and towns.
Invisalign® Q & A
How Does the Clear Alignment System Work?
The system works by using a series of hard plastic trays to gradually move the teeth back into alignment. The amount of work needed will determine how many trays are needed to complete the process. Anywhere from 11 to 24 trays may be required to complete the treatment plan. In some cases, a second treatment plan may be needed to achieve the desired results. Each tray in the series moves the teeth a little more than the previous one. Trays are worn for approximately two weeks at a time. Depending on the situation and how quickly the doctor wants to make the correction, the trays may be worn up to a month a time, if needed.
How are the Trays Made?
Impressions of the patient's teeth are made, and a mold is created. Photographs and dimensions of the mold are fed into a computer which produces three-dimensional images of what each Invisalign® tray will be able to achieve. From those images, a series of trays will be crafted using specific molds that are made to represent the patient's teeth. Each tray in the series will be slightly different from the one that was used before it. The trays are designed to snap firmly into place over the lower sections of the tooth. Trays are made of an extremely hard, clear plastic that cannot be seen once the tray has been snapped into place.
How Long Does an Average Treatment Plan Last?
The length of an Invisalign® treatment plan will be determined by how much work needs to be performed. If only a minimal amount of correction is needed, the treatment plan may last as little as ten months. If extensive work needs to be done, a 24-month treatment plan may be needed. In some cases, correcting one issue may cause another to present itself. If that occurs, the dentist may formulate a second treatment plan to help achieve the desired goal. The dentist will carefully monitor the use of the trays to determine how well they are working and how close the patient is to the smile they have always wanted.
We accept most PPO plans and we gladly accept CareCredit. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please contact our offices.
Words from our patients
"This Dentist will speak very clearly and directly to you, one to one. If you need a dentist, go here. You will be treated right."
"Love the whole staff. They are wonderful. They have been my dentist for many years. And will continue. I try to refer patients here when I can."
"I love the tooth dr. the staff is amazing they always ask about how my family is doing and i never feel rushed. I can not say enough great things about them!"
"Everyone is professional, friendly, caring and efficient. We can't say enough good things about The Tooth Doctor. Thank you!"
"The Tooth Doctor gives excellent care in a clean and very friendly environment. Dr. Reddy is kind and gentle. His office staff and assistants are positive."
"Best dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Reddy answered all the questions I had about my procedure and did a great job."
Great Dentist and Staff. Always friendly and helpful. Never a pained visit.
"The Tooth Doctor is one of the best. He is gentle and the work is top notch! Two Implants...Dental fees are very reasonable"
"Used to hate going to the Dentist, but it is a breeze now."
"The best customer service I've experienced in any dental office..."
I was in yesterday to receive my new crown following a root canal procedure. Dr. Reddy provided a perfect, new tooth and the procedure was pain free, as always! Thank you
"Had my dentures fixed within two hours (quick trip to the lab) and just good people to be around."
"A crown fell out around 10pm and the next day by 1pm they had squeezed me into their schedule and re-cemented the crown like new."