Meet 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.
Why an Orthodontist in Windcrest?
Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Vo continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Vo has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.
Why does it matter if you see your Windcrest Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
Seeing a specialist like your Windcrest orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
- Providing additional treatment options.
- Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
- Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
- Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Windcrest orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.