It can be overwhelming to choose an orthodontist who is a perfect fit for you and your family. After all, getting braces is a several-year commitment and one that creates lasting effects both mentally and physically on a patient. However, for Dr. Yue, of Willowbrook Orthodontics, orthodontia is a passion that he rarely considers “work.”
Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Yue immigrated here with his family when he was 7-years-old to escape communism. “I saw snow for the first time when I was seven,” laughs Dr. Yue. “We were living on a tropical island so this was a whole different world.
Dr. Yue’s father worked for the Dow Chemical Company in Michigan and, as a self-proclaimed “Dow kid,” he studied chemical engineering at the University of Michigan. Designing chemical reactors was a challenge, but it wasn’t the career for him. It lacked the social interaction he craved. “I’m a people person!” After careful consideration of other professions, Dr. Yue recognized early on how engineering, science, aesthetics, and medicine all played an integral part of orthodontics.
Dr. Yue attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine during the day and conducted research projects at MIT in the evenings, where he and a team of researchers were tasked to regrow teeth and developed a patented biodegradable antibiotic delivery system for gum disease.
Missing his family and the Midwest culture, Dr. Yue came to the Chicagoland area where he opened both his Morton Grove and Willowbrook offices. “I think what makes us unique is our treatment philosophy, the use of ever-changing technology, and a tremendous team.”
Dr. Yue and his team pride themselves on treating patients like their own family and starting treatment at the proper time, not necessarily when it benefits the practice.
At Willowbrook Orthodontics, they use the latest technology, including
the newest tool added to their armamentarium; the Itero ItraOral Scanner. This eliminates the need for putty impressions that cause many people to gag. Instead, the scanner creates a 3D image from a video of your teeth.
This allows Willowbrook Orthodontics to place braces using computer aided guidance, more accurate Invisalign treatment, and quicker turn-around for needed retainers and expanders. They also utilize the latest braces, The Damon System, which delivers faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent, high quality results.
Dr. Yue and his team also uses miniimplants and Acceledent to expedite treatment for those patients wishing to complete treatment as fast as possible.
Behind every great orthodontic practice is a great team. “I love my team and couldn’t be more proud of them,” states Dr. Yue. “My team is very cohesive, caring, friendly, and fun. They are a group of talented people boasting over 100 years of orthodontia experience combined.”
The appeal of working with the latest technology pales in comparison to the actual results. “For us, we are changing how people view themselves. When we see a patient who never smiled before suddenly beam with pride and self confidence, it’s an amazing feeling.”
This post was sponsored by Willowbrook Orthodontics. Willowbrookorthodontics is located at 700 S. Adams Street, #150, in Willowbrook, 630-323-7906, willowbrookothodontics.com.