We found 4 orthodontists who accept Blue Choice near Pittsford, NY.

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Edward W Sommers
Specializes in Orthodontics
40 Grove Street
Pittsford, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sommers specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Pittsford, NY and Rochester, NY. Dr. Sommers (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Italian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Sommers is professionally affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sommers accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received distinctions including Hours Continuing Dental Education Achievement Award New York State Dental Association 2004 and Eastman Dental Center Excellence in Teaching Award Part-Time Faculty. Dr. Sommers is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

Scott I Stein
Specializes in Orthodontics
20 N Main Street
Pittsford, NY
 

Dr. Scott Stein is an orthodontist. His clinical interests include dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

Brandon Thomas Comella, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
675 Panorama Trail; Suite 3
Rochester, NY
 

Dr. Brandon Comella's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Comella include dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Comella accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Specializes in Orthodontics
60 Tobey Village
Pittsford, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan's area of specialization 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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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.