Your San Antonio Orthodontist
Dr. Katie Vo grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota for her bachelor's degree in child psychology. She also completed her dental and orthodontic education at the University of Minnesota and was honored with the Pierre Fauchard Certificate of Merit for outstanding and dedicated service to the dental profession. Dr. Vo attended West Texas A&M University to earn her master's degree in business administration. She has over six years of experience in the exclusive practice of orthodontics and is dedicated to staying up to date on the latest research and techniques in orthodontic care. Her lifelong love of learning means regular attendance at continuing education and training seminars, as well as being an active member of several organizations including:
San Antonio Braces
Traditional braces continue to prove themselves as one of the most reliable and hard-working treatment tools we have. They work by running a special kind of wire through metal or ceramic brackets attached to your teeth, plus some tiny rubber bands and elastics that help keep everything in place. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Vo, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure to your teeth. This will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
San Antonio braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. San Antonio braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don't require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
San Antonio Invisalign
The San Antonio Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient's teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process. For the aligners to work properly, you must wear them for 20-22 hours every day.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases. A consultation with Texas Family Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
San Antonio Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
From the moment you walk into our office for your consultation to the day you walk out with your new smile, we'll demonstrate the care we put into meeting your orthodontic needs. We base our treatment on your goals, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for your face! Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see.