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Orthodontics in San Antonio, TX

When you need more than simply a routine dental check-up, Brooks Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is here to help for a straight, healthy smile you can show off with pride. Straight teeth don’t only improve your smile, but they’re important for maintaining a straight bite and healthy jaw to improve speech and prevent future dental problems. As a practice, we value trust. By offering both services in one place, you know we’ll have your care at the top of our minds in a fully coordinated effort at a familiar place. With your dentist and orthodontist working together, you can expect the full attention and personalized care you and your children deserve for a winning, healthy smile. Contact Us
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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry focused on correcting issues with misaligned teeth. We use a combination of braces, clear aligners like Invisalign®, retainers, and other appliances to move teeth into their correct positions for a straight, healthy smile. Treatment can be used to resolve underbites, overbites, crooked teeth, crowding, spacing, and teeth impacting. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include improved oral health, increased confidence in smiling and speaking, enhanced facial appearance, and prevention of other dental issues. Teeth will also be better-positioned for good hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing, which can reduce the risk of cavities and build solid, lifelong habits.


We understand how important a straight smile is and how intimidating the process can be for children to get there. It’s the reason we’re happy to offer Invisalign® for kids as our orthodontic treatment of choice for a stress-free journey to your child’s new smile. Invisalign® uses clear, custom-fitted aligners that are placed over their teeth so they can keep your smile while improving it day-by-day. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign® is a more comfortable solution that avoids wires and brackets that require tightening over time. Start your child on the path to a beautiful, healthy smile today!

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Clear and virtually invisible: Invisalign uses a clear plastic that makes them virtually invisible to where others won’t even know you’re wearing them.
  • Eat what you want: Since Invisalign is removable, there’s no need to restrict the foods you eat.
  • Less trips to the orthodontist: We love to see you, but with no regular tightening required like traditional braces you can correct your teeth with less trips to the orthodontist.
  • Removable: Invisalign can be removed at any time for easy eating, brushing, and flossing.
  • More comfortable: Compared to metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is made from a smooth and flexible plastic that’s custom fitted for your comfort.
  • Better hygiene: Invisalign can be removed for regular brushing and flossing to maintain teeth health while they’re aligned.
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Braces For Childrens and Teens

Braces are exceptionally common with children and teens, with millions of new wearers every year. They work by applying gentle pressure to teeth, gradually moving them into their proper positions. Although most children are ready for braces between ages nine and fourteen, it’s recommended that a child’s first visit to the orthodontist happen around age seven. This gives their orthodontist an early look at their teeth to plan for and apply treatment plans early while their jaws are still developing for a lifetime of benefits. Braces don’t just have a visual benefit, but they also have a large impact on maintaining healthy teeth in the future. Issues like crowding and impacting can affect jaw and gum health, requiring further orthodontic care as adults. Straight teeth also make regular dental hygiene easier, and can be a huge confidence boost for children and teens with a great smile. With proper care and regular check-ins, we ensure children have a safe, comfortable experience with results that last a lifetime.  

Braces For Adults

From the millions of people who started wearing braces in the last year, one in four of those patients were adults. It’s never too late to receive orthodontic care to improve your appearance and alleviate jaw discomfort caused by misaligned teeth. Braces technology has gone through many changes since we were children, making it a more modern and comfortable treatment than ever for adults. Getting braces as an adult is just as important as when you were younger, if not even more so, because your teeth have fully developed and your jawbone is fully grown. Orthodontic treatment can improve the alignment of teeth, helping you to achieve a healthy smile and preventing complications such as tooth decay, gum disease and TMJ. Our professional team is here to take the stress out of braces for your child and give them a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime. Contact us today for a personal consultation.