Top Reasons to Visit Dr. Katie Vo for Adolescent Treatment
- Dr. Vo and her trained staff of orthodontic professionals pride themselves on treating every patient with a caring, gentle attitude
- Dr. Vo offers patients a variety of orthodontic treatments, several of which are ideal for adolescent patients
- The fees charged by Texas Family Orthodontics are reasonable and competitive with other practices in the San Antonio, TX, area
Important Information about Adolescent Treatment
If you have an adolescent child and suspect that he or she might need orthodontic treatment, you should know that adolescence is the optimal time for orthodontic treatment for several reasons. First, by adolescence a child’s baby teeth have already been lost and permanent teeth have replaced them. That makes this the perfect time to correct any bite or alignment problems that may be appearing. Second, the earlier you treat orthodontic problems, the better. During adolescence, when the rest of the child’s body is growing rapidly, dental appliances are more effective than later in life when problems are more challenging to treat.
Fortunately, having to wear braces for an extended period of time is very common with adolescents, so if your child is dreading the prospect, remind him that he definitely won’t be alone! Dr. Vo also offers a variety of alternatives to traditional metal braces, for those children who might be too embarrassed to wear the old-fashioned metal type.
The Process Involved in Adolescent Treatment
During your child’s initial visit, our staff will take X-rays and possibly create a custom model of your child’s bite. After that, Dr. Vo will develop a treatment plan designed specifically for your teenager. Whether you choose traditional metal braces, or one of the other clear brace alternatives, your child should understand that he or she will have to wear the appliance for an extended period of time. The length of time varies depending on your child’s situation, but generally speaking it can be from 6 months to 2 years or even a little longer.
Contact Texas Family Orthodontics Today
For more information about adolescent treatment, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vo, contact our San Antonio, TX, office today at (210) 256-9767.