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Best Orthodontists in New York, NY

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New York City Orthodontists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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100-25 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11375

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4.5 (19)

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Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is an orthodontic care facility that has been serving the New York City metro and surrounding communities for more than three decades. The clinic provides a variety of orthodontic services, including pediatric orthodontics, surgical orthodontics, adult Invisalign braces, and emergency orthodontic care. Its doctors use state-of-the-art technology to treat patients suffering from tooth overcrowding, under- and overbites, TMJ pains, and other orthodontic issues. The doctors at Amazing Smiles have extensive education and experience in helping patients and have received commendations in the field of orthodontics.

New York, NY 10019

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4.0 (25)
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5.0 (6)

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Jennifer Stachel Orthodontics is an Upper West Side practice providing state-of-the-art yet affordable care in a comfortable office, with the focus of helping patients find their best smile. Dr. Stachel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association.

New York, NY 10018

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5.0 (154)
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5.0 (3)

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Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group cares from patients all over New York City from its Garment District-based office. This practice provides orthodontics as well as general and cosmetic dentistry, restorative procedures, and implants and reconstruction. Founder Dr. Mishaan is highly regarded for his kind approach and technical skills.

New York, NY 10069

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (2)

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Hudson River Orthodontics was founded by Saju Mathew, DDS, a New York City native and member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and New York Dental Society. The dentist offers traditional braces and Invisalign as well as emergency care services on the Upper West Side.

Brooklyn, NY 11243

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5.0 (253)

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Orthodontic Specialist PC is a New York practice founded by Michael Donato Jr., DMD, with locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Metuchen. Dr. Donato enjoys watching his young patients mature during their orthodontic journey. In addition to his practice, he is a section chief of orthodontics at New York Methodist Hospital and an attending orthodontist at Staten Island University Hospital.

New York, NY 10128

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5.0 (128)
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4.9 (17)

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Upper Eastside Orthodontics strives to provide superior orthodontic care to both children and adults. Dr. Tanya Vaysman is on the dental faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. Dr. Jahn’Shahi is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society.

New York, NY 10011

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4.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Dr. Michelle Katz is a board-certified orthodontist practicing in both the Upper East Side and the West Village. She provides personalized care using state-of-the-art technology, offering traditional braces as well as Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Dr. Katz is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. She spent time volunteering in Nicaragua during her education, providing dental care to communities in need.

New York, NY 10022

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4.6 (52)
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4.6 (38)
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4.5 (37)

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Metro Orthodontics provides patient care in a relaxing, modern environment. Services include traditional braces as well as Damon brackets, Invisalign, lingual braces, and other state-of-the-art options to improve patients' smiles. In addition to founding Metro Orthodontics, Dr. Rita V. Taliwal is an instructor at Columbia University's Orthodontic Residency Program.

New York, NY 10111

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4.0 (19)
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5.0 (6)

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Rock Center Orthodontics is a Manhattan practice founded by Joseph T. Hung, DMD. Dr. Hung, a Harvard graduate specializing in bone healing, is one of the experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen providers in the world. He has served as a national expert in the field in publications like Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, and Lucky Magazine.

Advanced Dental Arts Nyc 55 East 9th Street, Manhattan, NY 10003

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4.0 (68)

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Located in Greenwich Village, the board-certified specialists at Advanced Dental Arts manage the oral health of patients throughout Lower Manhattan. Its dentists specialize in orthodontics, providing an array of treatments to realign teeth without the need for invasive surgery. They can install Invisalign, an almost invisible procedure that allows the patient to eat and drink normally, as well as conventional and ceramic braces, and they perform other forms of cosmetic dentistry, such as bonding, whitening, and veneers.

271A Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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5.0 (45)
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5.0 (34)
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5.0 (9)

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Central Park Orthodontics is the practice of board-certified orthodontist Dr. George Pliakas. The practice is located in New York's Upper West Side and has been in business since 2004. Orthodontic treatment options include traditional metal braces, ceramic (clear) braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen. The practice offers a satisfaction guarantee, and Dr. Pliakas has been recognized with numerous academic awards in dental medicine. Dr. Pliakas is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

553 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

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5.0 (317)
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4.5 (25)

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Lemchen Salzer Orthodontics is a Manhattan practice with locations downtown and in the Upper East Side. The clinic offers a range of services. It can resolve jaw abnormalities with surgical orthodontics, treat adults with Invisalign and Damon clear braces, and resolve the mouth posture of younger patients with Biobloc orthotropic. Dr. Salzer was chosen to be a featured national speaker for Invisalign orthodontic products and has trained and certified hundreds of dentists in Invisalign training seminars.Dr. Lemchen has pioneered and developed many cutting edge technological innovations in orthodontic imaging, mechanics, and software that are used in his practice and others around the world. During college, Dr. Andrew Lemchen earned his certificate as an EMT (emergency medical technician). Working as an EMT, he was responsible for responding to a wide range of medical emergencies–including anaphylactic shock, severe trauma, meningitis, and even cardiac arrest.

New York, NY 10022

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5.0 (53)
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5.0 (4)

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Goodman Orthodontics is a Manhattan-based practice that has been serving the area for more than 23 years. Founder Dr. Adam Goodman is frequently called upon to appear in the media as an expert in the Invisalign procedure. He was also one of the first orthodontists in New York to use a new, highly-advanced procedure known as SureSmile.

New York, NY 10023

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3.5 (17)

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Perfect Smiles Orthodontics is the highly-rated Upper West Side practice of Dr. Olga Bukholts, DDS, known for her warm rapport with patients and her focus on the most advanced technology in the field. Dr. Bukholts is a member of Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Woman Dentists.

New York, NY 10017

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4.0 (56)
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5.0 (4)

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NYC Dental Professionals provides a range of dental services in midtown Manhattan, including orthodontics, implants, general dental care, periodontics, and more. The dentists at this practice pride themselves on using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide outstanding patient care. NYC Dental Professionals have been featured experts on CNN, the Discovery Channel, and the official website of the Wall Street Journal.

New York, NY 10022

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5.0 (16)

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Dr. Karin Grinbaum of Grinbaum Orthodontics provides both invisible and traditional braces to child and adult patients in Midtown Manhattan. She strives to combine advanced technology with an individualized approach to patient care. Dr. Grinbaum is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, and Omicron Kappa Epsilon Dental Honors Society, as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

315 W 70th St STE 1J, New York, NY 10023

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (7)

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Kuncio Orthodontics is an NYC-based practice located on the Upper West Side, founded 10 years ago by Dr. Daniel Kuncio, a board-certified orthodontic specialist and clinical assistant professor of orthodontics. The company can provide metal braces for children and removable Invisalign aligners for more image-conscious teenagers, as well as custom lingual braces, which are fitted behind the teeth for minimum visual impact but let the patient see how their treatment is progressing using specialized software.

New York, NY 10065

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3.5 (34)
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5.0 (7)

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With offices in Tribeca and on Park Avenue, Bronsky Orthodontics NYC has been a family-owned dental practice for three generations. Dr. Mark Bronsky is an Invisalign Elite Provider as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. The practice strives to provide a uniquely upbeat environment for orthodontic care centered on individual attention and highly qualified expertise.

New York, NY 10006

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4.5 (174)
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4.3 (4)

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The Exchange Dental Group has served New York City's Financial District and surrounding neighborhoods since 1982. This comprehensive practice provides a range of services including general dentistry, teeth whitening, implants, orthodontics, and more. The friendly, warm staff includes general dentists as well as specialists and hygienists, all of whom adhere to the motto of loving both teeth and people.

New York, NY 10028

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4.8 (35)
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5.0 (32)

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Sherman Orthodontics is a family-owned practice with locations in both Great Neck and New York City. The dentist is a Premier Provider of Invisalign for 2016 as well as a certified provider of Invisalign for teens. Both children and adults can also opt for traditional ceramic braces. The office strives for a comfortable, clean, safe atmosphere for patients.

Compare our Top Orthodontists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Amazing Smiles Orthodontics
100-25 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11375
Jennifer Stachel Orthodontics
New York, NY 10019
Dental Aesthetics & Facial Group
New York, NY 10018
Hudson River Orthodontics
New York, NY 10069
Orthodontic Specialist PC
Brooklyn, NY 11243
Upper Eastside Orthodontics
New York, NY 10128
Dr. Michelle Katz
New York, NY 10011
Metro Orthodontics
New York, NY 10022
Rock Center Orthodontics
New York, NY 10111
Advanced Dental Arts
Advanced Dental Arts Nyc 55 East 9th Street, Manhattan, NY 10003
Central Park Orthodontics
271A Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Lemchen Salzer Orthodontics
553 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Goodman Orthodontics
New York, NY 10022
Perfect Smiles Orthodontics
New York, NY 10023
NYC Dental Professionals
New York, NY 10017
Grinbaum Orthodontics
New York, NY 10022
Kuncio Orthodontics
315 W 70th St STE 1J, New York, NY 10023
Bronsky Orthodontics NYC
New York, NY 10065
The Exchange Dental Group
New York, NY 10006
Sherman Orthodontics
New York, NY 10028

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.