We found 8 orthodontists who accept Blue Advantage near Concord, CA.
Dr. Donald Linck specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Pleasant Hill, CA and Hercules, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Linck's professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linck honors. For his residency, Dr. Linck trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Robin Williams works as an orthodontist. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Gerald Novick's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Novick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Stephen Ludwig practices orthodontics (braces) in Concord, CA. Dr. Ludwig accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. James Bailey specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Concord, CA. Dr. Bailey has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, 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.