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We found 3 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. James Patrick Stenger DDS
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics (Braces)
79 W Alexandrine Street; 3rd Floor
Detroit, MI
(313) 576-2553; (313) 833-2895

Dr. James Stenger works as an orthodontist and pediatric dentist. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stenger accepts.

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Clinical interests: Orthodontic Dentistry

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Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
2681 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI

Dr. Siew-Ging Gong works as an orthodontist in Detroit, MI. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics (Braces)
2700 Martin Luther King JR Boulevard; Orthodontic Department
Detroit, MI
(313) 494-6731

Dr. Shao-Chiu Chen specializes in orthodontics (braces). She 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.