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We found 4 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Rochester, MN.

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Dr. John E Volz
Specializes in Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. John Volz is an orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. For his professional training, Dr. Volz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2717 Superior Drive Nw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg practices orthodontics (braces) in Rochester, MN. The average patient rating for Dr. Kellogg is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Christopher M Holahan
Specializes in Orthodontics
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Holahan's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). 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
401 16th Street Se
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Arnold Hill is an orthodontist in Rochester, MN. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.