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Best Orthodontists in Boston, MA

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Boston, MA 02109

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5.0 (7)
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4.3 (6)

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Michael J. Cognata, DMD, MMS has more than 25 years of experience in dental care for children and adults. The Boston orthodontic clinic uses treatments including braces, Invisalign, and Hawley retainers. The doctor is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American College of Dentists.

Brookline, MA 02446

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3.5 (39)

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Brookline Dental Specialists practices orthodontic care, pediatric care, and adult dentistry. The clinic uses traditional braces and Invisalign in its orthodontic practices, and also provides general prevention care and cosmetic dentistry. Patients have given positive feedback for the practice's friendly and compassionate staff.

Brookline, MA 02446

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4.5 (9)

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Beacon Orthodontic Associates maintains advanced technology in its Brookline clinic, including digital radiography, digital photography, and advanced computer graphics. The practice provides options for metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and Damon braces. Dr. Lisann has been practicing orthodontics since 1988 and stays active in the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Worcester District Dental Society.

Boston, MA 02124

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4.8 (14)
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5.0 (1)

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dotSmiles is a Boston orthodontic practice that provides treatments such as metal, ceramic, or plastic braces. The clinic cares for kids, teens, and adults, and also provides Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments. Dr. Joffre is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics, and attends the annual session at the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. Patients have praised the practice for its friendly and personable staff.

Boston, MA 02116

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Dental Arts of Boston practices orthodontic and dental care. The Boston clinic uses Invisalign and traditional braces in its orthodontic care, and its other services include digital x-rays, teeth whitening, dental implants, and prosthodontics. Patients have praised the practice for its gentle and thorough doctors.

Needham, MA 02492

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4.6 (53)
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3.5 (37)
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5.0 (27)

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Chestnut Dental, based in Needham, has been serving the area since 1970. The clinic's orthodontic services include pediatric care, Invisalign, and traditional braces. The practice uses a rewards program that rewards patients for good oral hygiene in return for prizes. The clinic also performs pediatric dentistry, adult dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Patients have praised Chestnut Dental for its kind staff who are great with kids.

Boston, MA 02215

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4.2 (21)

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The doctors at Boston Orthodontics has more than 20 years of experience in orthodontic care. The Boston clinic provides treatments such as braces, Invisalign, and TMJ treatment. Dr. Pat Brown is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Women Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of International Dental Studies, a founding member of the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontists. She now serves as the President of the American Academy of Dental Sciences, the oldest dental honorary founded in 1863 in which she was also the third woman to be accepted.

Marlborough, MA 01752

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4.5 (8)
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5.0 (2)

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Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic care for children and adults. The practice, based in Marlborough, uses the latest orthodontic technology including clear braces, AcceleDent, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen. The clinic is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, and patients have given positive feedback for its clear explanations and friendly, professional staff and doctors.

Waltham, MA 02452

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5.0 (166)
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4.8 (101)
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5.0 (2)

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The founder of Greater Boston Orthodontics has more than 15 years of experience in orthodontics. Based in Waltham, the practice uses treatments such as dentofacial orthopedics, surgical orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, mouth guards, Clearcorrect, AcceleDent, and Propel orthodontics. Patients have praised Greater Boston Orthodontics for its passionate, friendly, and professional staff.

South Boston, MA 02127

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5.0 (2)
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1.0 (1)

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Access Orthodontics is a practice based in South Boston that cares for children, teens, and adults. The orthodontic clinic uses treatments including Invisalign and traditional braces. The doctor is a Clinical Instructor of Orthodontics at Boston University School of Medicine and is an Invisalign, lingual care, and iBraces certified provider.

Belmont, MA 02478

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5.0 (15)

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Belmont Orthodontics has been serving patients for more than 40 years. The practice treats kids and adults with Invisalign, growth monitoring, malocclusion treatment, and lingual braces treatment. The doctor has more than 20 years of experience in orthodontics, and many of the staff has more than 15 years of experience in the field. The clinic aims to create a fun experience by holding contests, offering prizes, and setting up a Wall of Fame in the office.

Brookline, MA 02445

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5.0 (20)
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5.0 (1)

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The founder of Cleveland Circle Dental Associates has more than 25 years of orthodontic experience. Based in Brookline, the orthodontic practice provides clear braces, dental aesthetic care, lingual braces, and digital x-ray evaluation. The clinic also performs general dentistry and pediatric dental care. Patients have praised Cleveland Circle Dental Associates for its talented and knowledgeable staff.

West Roxbury, MA 02132

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5.0 (1)

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Dr. Gwen Zhang, Orthodontist PC has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Dr. Zhang, whose practice is based in West Roxbury, teaches at the Orthodontics Department of Tufts School of Dental Medicine and received the Dr. Shippro Best Diagnosis & Treatment Plan award at Tufts. The doctor is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Association, and the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association.

Everett, MA 02149

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (2)

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Everett Orthodontics delivers orthodontic care for children and adults. The clinic's services include clear ceramic braces, self-litigating braces, lingual braces, Invisalign, and traditional metal braces. Dr. Salem is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Tufts Association of Orthodontists. Patients have given positive feedback for Everett Orthodontics' gentle, informative doctors, friendly staff, and knowledgeable work.

Holliston, MA 01746

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5.0 (1)

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Simply Orthodontics provides orthodontic care for children and adults, including Invisalign, Damon braces, clear braces, AcceleDent, and metal braces. The practice's orthodontists include members of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Worcester District Dental Society, the MetroWest District Dental Society, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Patients have praised Simply Orthodontics for its helpful, courteous staff.

Compare our Top Orthodontists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Michael J. Cognata, DMD, MMS
Boston, MA 02109
Brookline Dental Specialists
Brookline, MA 02446
Beacon Orthodontic Associates
Brookline, MA 02446
dotSmiles
Boston, MA 02124
Dental Arts of Boston
Boston, MA 02116
Chestnut Dental
Needham, MA 02492
Boston Orthodontics
Boston, MA 02215
Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics
Marlborough, MA 01752
Greater Boston Orthodontics
Waltham, MA 02452
Access Orthodontics, LLC
South Boston, MA 02127
Belmont Orthodontics
Belmont, MA 02478
Cleveland Circle Dental Associates
Brookline, MA 02445
Dr. Gwen Zhang, Orthodontist PC
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Everett Orthodontics
Everett, MA 02149
Simply Orthodontics
Holliston, MA 01746

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentistry is a broad type of medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the mouth, gums, throat, and overall oral care. An orthodontist is a type of dentist that specializes in fixing misaligned teeth, jaw alignment, and bite patterns. One way to distinguish between the two is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In their lifetime, everyone should regularly see a dentist. However, only people with specific dental problems will need to see an orthodontist.

  • What is an orthodontist?

    An orthodontist is a specialty dentist who receives advanced training to diagnose and treat overbites, overcrowded mouths, misaligned teeth and jaws, and occlusions. After diagnosing the issue, an orthodontist will recommend a treatment course that may include surgery, braces, retainers, tooth removal, and more. An orthodontist receives more training than a general dentist to become an expert in their specific field of dentistry.

  • Are orthodontists doctors?

    Yes, all dentists are doctors of oral health. Dentists receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). As orthodontists are a type of dentist, they qualify as a doctor.

  • What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

    A dentist treats a wide variety of issues. An orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to focus on one aspect of dentistry — teeth and jaw alignment. An orthodontist has all the training the dentist has and could drop orthodontics and practice general dentistry. In comparison, a dentist would need to have the additional education to become an orthodontist. 

  • What does an orthodontist do?

    People go to an orthodontist when they have teeth or jaw abnormalities. An orthodontist treats:

    • Crooked teeth
    • Crowded teeth
    • Overly spaced teeth
    • Bite alignment issues, such as an overbite or an underbite
    • Jaw misalignment
    • Facial symmetry issues
    The orthodontist's objective is to improve the patient's teeth so they have a straight and functioning smile that allows them to speak, eat, and look normal.

  • Do you have to be referred to an orthodontist?

    Most orthodontists today don’t require a referral to book a consultation appointment with a new patient. However, you may wish to get a referral from your dentist to get a recommendation. If you’re hoping to get your orthodontic care covered by insurance, your insurance may require a referral. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and details.

  • Do orthodontists keep retainer molds?

    People often lose or break their retainer. If that happens, they’ll need to visit their orthodontist and pay for a new retainer. Luckily, since orthodontists know this happens so frequently, most keep retainer molds on file to get a new one made for you immediately.