Meet Your El Monte Orthodontist

Dr. Yoonie Heo

Orthodontics is a truly rewarding dental specialty, and I am so excited to join Dr. Lili’s team and create beautiful smiles. I am always grateful and honored to be a part of each patient’s orthodontic journey and share their happiness and satisfaction.

Having parents who are both dentists, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in dentistry early on in my life. After my orthodontic treatment, I could not stop showing my smile to the world, and I realized I wanted to provide the same experience to others every day.

- Dr. Yoonie Heo

Why an Orthodontist in El Monte?

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Hur continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Hur has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your El Monte Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your El Monte orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Providing additional treatment options.
    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
    • You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your El Monte orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Dr. Lili & Associates is proud to provide affordable treatment in the El Monte area.