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We found 6 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Glen Carbon, IL.

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Renata K Regalado
Specializes in Orthodontics
4218 South State Route 159; Suite 1
Glen Carbon, IL
 

Dr. Renata Regalado's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Jeffrey Scott Mastroianni
Specializes in Orthodontics
2220 S. State Route 157; Suite 125
Glen Carbon, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Mastroianni specializes in orthodontics (braces). He honors 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
23 Glen Ed Professional Park
Glen Carbon, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bauer Hite works as an orthodontist in Glen Carbon, IL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
93 Crestmoor
Collinsville, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Fornero's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fornero takes.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2023 Vadalabene Drive; Suite 252
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Christine Brinley practices orthodontics (braces) in Maryville, IL. Dr. Brinley's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She 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
23 Glen Ed Professional Park
Glen Carbon, IL
 

Dr. Joachim Bauer practices orthodontics (braces). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.