We found 7 orthodontists who accept Blue Advantage near Concord, CA.
Dr. Donald Linck works as an orthodontist in Pleasant Hill, CA and Hercules, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Linck average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Linck's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Linck completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Stephen Harper's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Stephen Ludwig specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Concord, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ludwig accepts.
Dr. Gerald Novick specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Concord, CA. Dr. Novick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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.