Your Windcrest Orthodontist
Dr. Katie Vo grew up in Minnesota and earned a 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. After moving to San Antonio, Dr. Vo attended West Texas A&M University to earn her master's degree in business administration.
Dr. Vo 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 passion for learning means regular attendance at continuing education and training seminars. She's also an active member of several professional organizations.
Windcrest braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of both simple and complex tooth issues. Windcrest 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.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They are made out of metal or ceramic brackets attached to your teeth, then connected by wires and rubber bands or elastics. With regular adjustments with our doctor, these work together to apply gentle pressure, which will slowly move the teeth into the correct position.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Windcrest Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into place. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, making it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Texas Family Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are made from comfortable plastic and fit comfortably but firmly over your teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next set to make sure your teeth keep moving in the right direction! Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who don't wear their aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Windcrest Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for every patient who visits our office, including you or your child! When you visit our office for a free consultation, you'll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs. We also consider your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and your face shape. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you!