We found 10 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Oxon Hill, MD.

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Donald F Larson
Specializes in Orthodontics
814 N Saint Asaph Street; Floor 2
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Donald Larson specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Alexandria, VA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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
1755 Duke Street; # B
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Ronald Gasper practices orthodontics (braces). Dr. Gasper takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Henry Dilorenzo
Specializes in Orthodontics
6130 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD
 

Dr. Henry Dilorenzo's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dilorenzo takes.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5805 Silver Hill Road; # G
District Heights, MD
 

Dr. Patrick Larosiliere works as an orthodontist in District Heights, MD and Upper Marlboro, MD. Dr. Larosiliere takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6306 Kirby Road
Clinton, MD
 

Dr. Tram Nguyen's specialty 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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Specializes in Orthodontics
6009 Oxon Hill Road; Suite 220
Oxon Hill, MD
 

Dr. Ernie Banks' specialty is orthodontics (braces). Patient ratings for Dr. Banks average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1213 Belle Haven Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Mary Karau's specialty is orthodontics (braces). 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
8839 Branch Avenue
Clinton, MD
 

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

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1213 Belle Haven Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Ralph Karau's specialty is orthodontics (braces). He 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
6130 Oxon Hill Road; Suite 304
Oxon Hill, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Hrechka works as an orthodontist in Oxon Hill, MD. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.