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Foods to Avoid when you have Braces:smiling girl laying back

  • Chewy foods: Bagels, hard rolls, licorice
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice, chips
  • Sticky foods: caramels, gum
  • Hard food: nuts, candy
  • Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots
  • Chewing on hard things: pens, pencils, fingernails

Orthodontics-Dr. Brian Bivens

Aetna Dental PPO
Aetna Discount Dental
Aetna Basic Dental
Aetna Family Preventive 
Aetna Advantage Dental
Aetna Dental Access
Aetna DMO
Aetna Advantage Plus 
Assurant DHA
Assurant DHA Access
Assurant Employee Benefits SBA
Assurant Employee Benefits 
Delta Dental Plan
FL Combined Life:
     Blue Dental Care DHMO
     (25% discount plans only)
Guardian Dental PPO
Humana/CompBenefits DHMO
      (25% discount plans only)

Humana PPO

Solstice Benefits
(Starmark Benefits)
United Healthcare PPO
United Concordia PPO

  • Dental Specialty Group of Pinellas will honor a 25% discount for any discount dental plan for which our office is not a provider.

  • We provide financing for dental procedures through Care Credit Financing. Please apply online at

  • We will also accept traditional Insurance Plans.

  • We DO NOT accept Blue Cross & Blue Shield (except BCBS FEP),  United Concordia, DenteMax, or GEHA  plans on assignment, however we will provide you with a "SuperBill" upon request so you may submit this to your Insurance carrier for reimbursement.

  • Payment is required when services are rendered. 

  • We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & CareCredit Card for your convenience. 

  • Your Insurance Plan is a contract between you and your Insurance Carrier.

  • We will gladly file all claims for you, but you remain responsible for payment for any services not covered by your Insurance.