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We found 4 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Gastonia, NC.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
3044 E Franklin Boulevard; Suite 4
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. William White's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. White honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
525 S New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Stephen Hannon's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannon takes.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
525 S New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Justin Hannon is an orthodontist in Gastonia, NC. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Stephanie Ann Theresa Hannon, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
525 S New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Stephanie Hannon 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.