We found 22 orthodontists near Long Beach, CA.

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Joel F Brodsky, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
5920 Del Amo Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Joel Brodsky's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brodsky include dentofacial orthopedics, teeth whitening, and invisalign. Patients gave Dr. Brodsky an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening, Dentofacial Orthopedics, Invisalign

Ana M Planells
Specializes in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
3320 Los Coyotes Diagonal; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ana Planells' areas of specialization are orthodontics (braces) and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Planells (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Planells is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Charles D Brodsky
Specializes in Orthodontics
5920 Del Amo Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Charles Brodsky's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2700 N Bellflower Boulevard; Suite 212
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thao Vu is an orthodontist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
4301 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 2
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Greg Miller works as an orthodontist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1777 N Bellflower Boulevard; #202
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marvis Sorrell works as an orthodontist in Long Beach, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorrell honors.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
4714 E Los Coyotes Diagonal
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Heather Desh specializes in orthodontics (braces). Dr. Desh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6330 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Howard Lee's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 320
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arlo Jorgensen practices orthodontics (braces) in Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Jorgensen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5555 Del Amo Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Irene Fowell's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Mark Allen Garlington
Specializes in Orthodontics
265 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mark Garlington practices orthodontics (braces) in Long Beach, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1600 E Hill Street
Signal Hill, CA
 

Dr. Richard Levin works as an orthodontist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Miriam Vita Van Allen
Specializes in Orthodontics
5920 Del Amo Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Specializes in Orthodontics
550 E Del Amo Boulevard
Carson, CA
 

Dr. David Lee practices orthodontics (braces). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2700 Bellflower Boulevard; #212
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Akira Katsura's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Katsura accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
3932 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite A
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gary Lyon practices orthodontics (braces) in Long Beach, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lyon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, 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.

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