Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Texas Family Orthodontics is proud to help the San Antonio community put their best smile forward. As a family-owned practice, our focus is world-class care, a welcoming environment, and exceptional results for patients of all ages! Our team believes that everyone deserves a confident smile, and there’s no age limit on using orthodontic treatment to achieve that. Patients from 8 to 80 have worked with Dr. Vo and our talented team to straighten their teeth and improve their oral health! We can transform any smile into a work of art, including yours. 

Have you spent a lifetime feeling uncomfortable with the way your teeth look or function? Do you experience symptoms associated with misalignment, such as pain in your jaw or persistent headaches? More adults than ever are looking to orthodontics to identify and correct issues that have caused them problems for years. If this sounds like you, we’re here to help! Keep reading below to learn how adult orthodontic treatment can give you a fully functioning smile. 

Your consultation with Dr. Vo

Your first visit to our San Antonio or Windcrest office is one of the most important appointments you’ll have with us. This is our chance to meet and get to know a bit about each other, discuss any concerns you have about your oral health, and take a closer look at your smile. During this consultation, we’ll also: 

  • review your dental and medical history forms
  • create a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs
  • discuss the investment needed for your new smile

Our goal is to provide every patient with a positive and stress-free orthodontic experience, something that begins with this visit! You’ll receive a warm welcome from our team, and you can trust Dr. Vo to provide you with all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you.

Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

What adult treatment options are available?

Modern advancements in orthodontic technology mean we can now offer adult patients a variety of affordable treatment options. These are more comfortable and customizable than ever before, and in most cases, we can achieve the results you desire without any surgery or extractions. The following treatments are available to our adult patients.


Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are an orthodontic staple and with good reason! This is one of our most efficient treatment options, especially for more severe or complicated cases. Today’s braces are made from high-quality stainless steel, but innovations in the design mean they’re much more comfortable than ever before. The total treatment time also tends to be shorter than it used to be.

Clear braces

Clear braces function in much the same way as traditional braces, but are made of ceramic or esthetic materials. The brackets can be clear, white, or tooth-colored, and for a nearly invisible treatment option, can be used with elastics or ties that are the same color. Clear braces can be an excellent choice for image-conscious patients, but because they are more delicate than metal braces, we generally only recommend them for older teens and adults.

 Lingual braces 

InBrace lingual braces are another great option if you don’t want anyone to know you’re wearing braces. Lingual braces are attached to the back of your teeth, so they’re not visible from the front of your smile. They essentially work “behind the scenes” to straighten your smile!

Clear aligner therapy

Clear aligner therapy uses a series of clear, customized, removable aligners, so there’s no brackets or bands involved! We use several different brands in the office including Invisalign, Suresmile, and 3M Clarity Aligners. The aligners are custom-designed to fit snugly over the teeth and gently move them into the desired positions over time. Aligners are made of a flexible but strong thermoplastic resin and are changed every 1-2 weeks to continue shifting teeth.

All of these options can be a fantastic fit for busy adults! Dr. Vo will always take your unique needs, lifestyle, and budget into account before recommending the treatment method she feels would be the best fit for your smile. 

Investing in a healthier, happier smile

Once Dr. Vo has completed a thorough examination of your mouth, she will create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs, lifestyle, and goals. The treatment fee will be determined at this time as well. By the end of your consultation, we’ll outline everything your treatment plan includes, as well as  the investment needed for your new smile.

Because every smile is different, each patient responds to treatment in their own way. That means the total cost of treatment will always vary from case to case. When we outline your personalized treatment plan, it will include a breakdown of all applicable fees. There are never any hidden costs, and we’ll ensure you understand the investment required before we begin the active phase of your treatment.

At Texas Family Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have access to the orthodontic care they need and deserve! We offer a variety of payment options and plans for every budget. We’ll also work with you to maximize any orthodontic benefits you may have through your dental insurance.

Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Find your best smile at Texas Family Orthodontics

Your smile is as special as you are. What works for one patient may not be a good fit for another, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced orthodontist you can trust.

Dr. Vo is an experienced orthodontist with many years of training and education in correcting a range of orthodontic issues. When you choose Texas Family Orthodontics, you’re putting your smile into the best hands in San Antonio!

With a brand new year on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to take the first step towards the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Our talented team will make you feel welcome, relaxed, and confident in our care from your first visit to your last. Get in touch today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vo and get ready to love your smile in 2022—and beyond!