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Best Orthodontists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Pittsburgh 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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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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4.8 (20)
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4.5 (6)

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King Orthodontics has been treating Pittsburgh patients for more than 30 years. The orthodontic clinic cares for patients with Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, adult braces, child braces, emergency care, surgical orthodontics, and TMJ treatment. The practice won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2015 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Patients have praised the clinic for its warm, friendly staff.

Canonsburg, PA 15317

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Mayberry Orthodontics has been serving the Pittsburgh area since 1962. Based in Canonsburg, the practice cares for patients with traditional metal braces. Dr. Mayberry is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a treasurer of the Washington-Greene Dental Society. Patients have given positive feedback for Mayberry Orthodontics' friendly, professional staff and quality customer service.

McMurray, PA 15317

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (9)

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Schratz Orthodontics is an orthodontic clinic based in McMurray that treats patients with metal braces, self-litigating braces, Invisalign, palatal expanders, and headgear. The office can be reached after hours for orthodontic emergencies. The clinic also treats TMJ disorders. Dr. Schratz has more than 20 years of orthodontic experience.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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4.9 (43)
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5.0 (30)

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Forrest Orthodontics treats its patients using traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and invisible braces. Dr. Forrest was voted one of Pittsburgh's Top Dentists from 2007 to 2015 and won the Gold Award for Top Dentist/Orthodontist by the Tribune Review from 2008 to 2012. The doctor is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, the American Dental Association, and the Pennsylvania Dental Association.

Coraopolis, PA 15108

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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James D. Harkins, DMD treats orthodontic patients in its Coraopolis clinic. The practice treats kids and adults with traditional braces, Invisalign, and orthodontic surgery. Dr. Harkins is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthdontists, Western Pennsylvania Society of Orthodontists, and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. The doctor has been voted one of Pittsburgh's Top Dentists by Pittsburg Magazine over multiple years.

Glenshaw, PA 15116

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Cable Orthodontics cares for patients with braces, Invisalign, retainers, dental facial orthopedics, and surgical orthodontics. The clinic uses the latest technology, including digital x-rays, which produce less radiation than standard x-rays. The practice is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Patients have praised Cable Orthodontics for its friendly, knowledgeable staff and expert care.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (1)

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Pittsburgh Orthodontic Group has been treating patients for more than 30 years. The orthodontic clinic treats children and adults with appliances such as metal braces, clear ceramic braces, Invisalign, and Temporary Anchorage Devices. The clinic has been voted one of Pittsburgh's Top Dentists and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Pittsburgh Orthodontic Group offers 24-hour emergency care.

McMurray, PA 15317

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5.0 (74)
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5.0 (11)
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3.0 (2)

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Dr. Gary Cartwright, the doctor at Cartwright Orthodontics, has more than 20 years of experience in the orthodontic field. The practice treats kids and adults with Simipli5 Clear aligners, clear ceramic braces, and metal braces. The clinic is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Board of Orthodontics. Patients have praised Cartwright Orthodontics for its friendly, professional staff, quick treatments, and flexible scheduling.

Moon, PA 15108

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Morton S. Wintner, DMD, MSD has been working in orthodontics for more than 35 years. The orthodontic clinic, based in Moon, offers a variety of treatment options, including palatal expanders, space maintainers, headgear, traditional braces, and retainers. The doctor was named a Top Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine, was given the Readers' Choice Award in the Dentist/Orthodontist category by the Pittsburgh Tribune, and won the Service Award from the American Student Dental Association.

Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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The Dentistry aims to create a comfortable environment for its Pittsburg patients. The practice provides orthodontic care for kids and adults with Invisalign, traditional braces, clear braces, ceramic braces, and retainers. The practice also performs general dentistry and oral surgery. The Dentistry has been in business for more than 30 years.

Murrysville, PA 15668

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5.0 (14)
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3.8 (10)

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Gerald T. Layacona DMD provides emergency orthodontic care and treats patients with metal braces, clear braces, palatal expanders, and Invisalign. The clinic, based in Murrysville, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Loyacona has more than 20 years of orthodontic experience. Clients have praised the doctor for his quick and efficient work.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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4.5 (15)
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5.0 (14)

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Komoroski Orthodontics has been caring for Pittsburgh patients for more than 25 years. The clinic consults kids, teens, and adults on orthodontic care. Dr. Komoroski is a Clinical Instructor of Dental Medicine in the General Practice Residency Program at West Penn Allegheny General Hospital.

Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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4.6 (9)
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5.0 (8)

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The team at Cyterski Orthodontics DMD has more than 20 years of orthodontic experience. The Pittsburgh orthodontic clinic treats patients with traditional metal braces, Invisalign, retainers, mouthguards, and upper jaw expanders. Dr. Cyterski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. The practice won the 2016 Patient Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Dental Professionals.

Wexford, PA 15090

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4.9 (382)
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4.9 (246)
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5.0 (6)

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GKG Orthodontics has been caring for patients for more than 30 years. Based in Wexford, the orthodontic clinic provides early orthodontic treatments and adult treatments using surgical orthodontics, accelerated orthodontics, two-phase treatments, clear aligners, lingual braces, clear braces, and self-litigating braces. The practice uses the iTero Digital Impression System to get impressions of patients' teeth and jaw without any goop.

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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4.7 (23)
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5.0 (5)
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3.5 (5)

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Sherman Orthodontics uses the latest technology, including digital x-rays, in its orthodontic services. The practice cares for patients using Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Clarity, SmartClip, Simpli5 clear aligners, TMJ treatments, and sleep apnea therapy. The clinic also performs orthogathnic surgery. The orthodontic clinic is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Sherman is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Green Lakes Association of Orthodontics, and the Pennsylvania Dental Society.

Compare our Top Orthodontists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
King Orthodontics
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Mayberry Orthodontics
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Schratz Orthodontics
McMurray, PA 15317
Forrest Orthodontics
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
James D. Harkins, DMD
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Cable Orthodontics
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Pittsburgh Orthodontic Group
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Cartwright Orthodontics
McMurray, PA 15317
Morton S. Wintner, DMD, MSD
Moon, PA 15108
The Dentistry
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Gerald T. Layacona DMD
Murrysville, PA 15668
Komoroski Orthodontics
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Cyterski Orthodontics DMD
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
GKG Orthodontics
Wexford, PA 15090
Sherman Orthodontics
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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.