We found 15 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Burlingame, CA.
Dr. Peter Lam's specialty is orthodontics (braces). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Lam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is conversant in Chinese. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics
Dr. Sheldon Salins specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in South San Francisco, CA and Union City, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Salins is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Salins is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Dr. Alexa Alborzi's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Patient ratings for Dr. Alborzi average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
Dr. William Fay's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fay honors.
Dr. J. Chen works as an orthodontist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
Dr. Britta Tomer's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomer honors.
Dr. Paul Takla works as an orthodontist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Takla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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Orthodontics is the specialty concerned with moving and adjusting the teeth within the mouth in order to enhance their appearance and improve their function. Orthodontists are dentists with additional training, which allows them to straighten teeth and align jaws in order to give their patients a healthier bite.
When teeth are crooked or don’t bite together well it can lead to social embarrassment as well as serious health problems. Poor jaw alignment can strain the muscles that move the mouth, leading to jaw pain and headaches. Crooked teeth are significantly harder to clean effectively, leading to an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, teeth that are seriously out of place can lead to difficulty speaking or eating.
To move the teeth within the jawbone, orthodontists use dental appliances to put pressure on the teeth. Some are fixed in place; others are removable. Examples of appliances include:
- Braces, made of metal, ceramic, or plastic
- Components that enhance braces, such as archwires, elastics, or headgear
- Clear aligners, or invisible customized trays that fit over the teeth
- Retainers to prevent teeth from shifting out of their new position
Whether you have overcrowded teeth, a misaligned bite, an overbite, or some other alignment issue, an orthodontist can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile.