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We found 6 orthodontists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Vancouver, WA.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2702 Ne 78th Street; Suite 106
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Gretchen Schnepper's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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David S Neil
Specializes in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
2501 Ne 134th Street
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. David Neil works as an orthodontist and pediatric dentist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Regina Retoma
Specializes in Orthodontics
3514 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Regina Retoma practices orthodontics (braces). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Retoma accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
8700 Ne Vancouver Mall Drive; Suite 202a
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Nitalya Williams' area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2404 Columbia House Boulevard
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Ruben Alcazar works as an orthodontist in Vancouver, WA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
7725 Ne Highway 99
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Kara Hobson's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Hobson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.