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' specialty is orthodontics (braces). In Dr. Sommers's practice, he is particularly interested in dentofacial orthopedics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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 languages: German and Italian. He is affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He 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 in Pittsford, NY. Dr. Stein's clinical interests include dentofacial orthopedics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein accepts. His practice is open to 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 works as an orthodontist. Dr. Comella's clinical interests include dentofacial orthopedics. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

Specializes in Orthodontics
60 Tobey Village
Pittsford, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). 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.

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