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Specializes in Orthodontics
600 Ariport Road Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Specializes in Orthodontics
4001 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Kevin Tesseneer's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Tesseneer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
4001 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Paul Sproul is an orthodontist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
600 Airport Road
Huntsville, AL
 

Specializes in Orthodontics
2334 Whitesburg Drive S; Suite A
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Joe Strickland is an orthodontist in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Strickland's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
4925 University Drive Nw; Suite 118
Huntsville, AL
 

Specializes in Orthodontics
4101 Balmoral Drive Sw; Suite C
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Malcolm Lehman is an orthodontist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2319 Whitesburg Drive S
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Russell Lowrey specializes in orthodontics (braces). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2323 Whitesburg Drive S
Huntsville, AL
 

Specializes in Orthodontics
1111 Gleneagles Drive Sw; Suite B
Huntsville, AL
 

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What is Orthodontics?

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.

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