Braces 101

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San Antonio Orthodontics offers patients a variety of different options when it comes to getting braces. Whether you need a San Antonio children's orthodontist or a San Antonio adult orthodontist, we are here to provide the best solution for braces needs.

Why Choose Braces?

Braces provide a variety of dental benefits to those who choose to them as an orthodontic option. Braces help straighten one's teeth and with technological advancement, braces options have expanded to allow for more catered care. Those who invest in braces can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Improved Appearance: Oral health is not the only reason to get braces. They are a wonderful option for those simply looking to improve the look of their smile.
  • Better Oral Health: Straighter teeth allow for easier flossing and brushing which makes it easier to prevent oral health issues that would otherwise arise with an overcrowded mouth. .
  • Proper Oral Function: Straight teeth help make it easier to chew on foods and foster better jaw placement in order to help you eat and drink properly.

Types of Braces to Choose From:

Here at San Antonio Orthodontics, we understand you have many options for orthodontic care, and we take pride when you choose us as your San Antonio and Pleasanton orthodontist. The common types of braces that we offer here at San Antonio Orthodontists include the following:

  • Metal Braces: these are the traditional braces that you are the most used to seeing. These are a time-tested tradition of orthodontic treatment and they are made out of high-grade stainless steel. These modern-day braces are smaller and more sleek than they were decades ago and provide a standard of treatment that patients have used for decades.
  • Ceramic Braces: These braces are a great option for those worried about aesthetics as they are a more discreet design. These braces offer a clear material that gives them more cosmetic appeal. They are more fragile than metal braces, so you want to take that into consideration when deciding which braces work best for you.
  • Invisalign: Invisalign is a great alternative to braces that use clear plastic trays that are changed every couple of weeks to help realign your teeth. You can hardly tell you're wearing Invisalign and can also remove them during meals. Typically, you wear the trays for at least 22-23 hours per day for them to have maximum effect on your teeth.

These are the main types of braces that we offer here at our San Antonio and Pleasanton orthodontic offices to ensure that each patient finds a comfortable fit that meets their personal needs.

We Provide Early Orthodontic Screenings:

San Antonio and Pleasanton area patients who get early orthodontic screenings are usually able to have their problems corrected earlier in life than those who wait until their later years to get their screenings done. Early screening is a great way to catch issues that may exist, and prevent more severe issues from arising. It can also help parents to plan for braces as their child develops. Our respected doctors Dr. Font, Dr. VandeBerg, Dr. Campbell and our team are happy to provide early screenings as your San Antonio children's orthodontist and believe that early screening is key to determining if your child will need braces in the long-term.

Schedule An Appointment With San Antonio Orthodontics

If you are looking for an orthodontist in San Antonio, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Alternatively, you may also call (210) - 543 - 8000 for our Potranco Rd/Pleasanton Office or (210) - 436 - 9462 for our Judson Rd. Office. We look forward to seeing you in our offices soon!