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We found 6 orthodontists who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Erie, PA.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1306 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA
 

Dr. William McCoy's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
7040 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Moshood Martins practices orthodontics (braces) in Erie, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martins accepts.

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Steven Iszkula
Specializes in Orthodontics
3900 Zuck Road
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Steven Iszkula specializes in orthodontics (braces). Dr. Iszkula takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5125 Zuck Road
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Dunlavey's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunlavey honors.

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Willis Gilson Cardot Jr.
Specializes in Orthodontics, Other
2609 W 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Willis Cardot's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2141 W 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Benson specializes in orthodontics (braces). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benson accepts.

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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.