We found 6 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6311 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Shoopak's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). The average patient rating for Dr. Shoopak is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics, General Dentistry
5907 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Sexton's areas of specialization are orthodontics (braces) and general dentistry; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sexton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 300 B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Insoft works as an orthodontist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5753 1st Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Amley's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Amley takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5753 First Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Edward Amley works as an orthodontist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
8588 Starkey Road; Suite C
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Melvyn Weinstock's specialty is orthodontics (braces). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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