We found 11 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Palo Alto, CA.
Dr. Paul Rim is an orthodontist in Redwood City, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rim accepts. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency.
Dr. Rene Yabar trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Dr. Zahra Ammari's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Ammari (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Stephen Larson's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park is an orthodontist in Palo Alto, CA and San Ramon, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoo-Park accepts. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency.
Dr. James Tsau practices orthodontics (braces) in Redwood City, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Tsau is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.
Dr. Luis Meza's areas of specialization are orthodontics (braces), prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement), and pediatric dentistry. He honors 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.