We found 6 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Santa Maria, CA.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1001 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Kalfred Chun's specialty is orthodontics (braces). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Kirk A Specht
Specializes in Orthodontics
1311 S Miller Street; Suite 201
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Specht specializes in orthodontics (braces). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1311 S Miller Street; #201
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. John Adam works as an orthodontist in Santa Maria, CA. Dr. Adam's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1505 Shepard Drive
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Stacy Poole works as an orthodontist. Dr. Poole accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2205 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Garrett Criswell's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Criswell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1311 S Miller Street; Suite 201
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Barrett's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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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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