We found 4 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Pittsford, NY.

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

Dr. Edward Sommers is an orthodontist in Pittsford, NY and Rochester, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Sommers's practice, he is particularly interested in dentofacial orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Italian. Dr. Sommers is affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

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

Dr. Scott Stein practices orthodontics (braces) in Pittsford, NY. His areas of expertise include dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Stein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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). His areas of expertise include dentofacial orthopedics. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Comella welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

Specializes in Orthodontics
60 Tobey Village
Pittsford, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan works as an orthodontist. He is an in-network provider 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.

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