Introducing Our Expert Orthodontists at Manhattan Family Orthodontics

Our board-certified orthodontists are not just medical professionals; they are artists of the smile. With years of specialized training and a singular focus on orthodontic care, they are the experts you can trust to transform your smile in the heart of New York City, Manhattan.

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Kris Togias, DMD



Born in Rochester, New York, Dr. Kris Togias completed his early education in Greece. Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Togias completed his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Rochester before moving to Boston.

He earned his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a postgraduate specialty residency in orthodontics and maxillofacial orthopedics.

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Olivier Nicolay, DDS, MMSC



Olivier Nicolay, a native of France, was born in Lorraine and grew up near Paris, where he earned his Docteur en Chirurgie Dentaire (DDS) from the Université Paris 5 René Descartes.

After two years in private practice, he enrolled at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston for three years to study orthodontics and conduct research. At the end of his studies, he earned a certificate in orthodontics and a master’s degree in medical sciences.

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Elliott Moskowitz, DDS, MSD

Dr. Elliott Moskowitz has been providing high-quality orthodontic treatment for many years. Patients travel from all across New York for expert care and top-notch results.

Dr. Moskowitz has trained hundreds of orthodontists at NYU College of Dentistry and other dental and orthodontic institutions nationally and internationally as an expert clinical orthodontist.

It's not uncommon to find that Dr. Moskowitz trained many orthodontists practicing in Manhattan in the university setting or the office itself. NYU College of Dentistry even has an orthodontic clinical facility in Dr. Moskowitz's name.

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Kathrin Praedikow, DDS, PHD



Kathrin Praedikow was born in Cologne, Germany. She went to school and graduated from the University of Cologne with a degree in dentistry and a Ph.D. in dentistry.

Dr. Praedikow worked in a multi-specialty dental office for three years before she and her husband moved to New York City. She attended New York University College of Dentistry, earning another Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and maxillofacial orthopedics.

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Mia Karam, DDS


Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Mia Karam knew she wanted to be an orthodontist at a very early age. She spent many summers assisting her father, an orthodontist himself, in his practice.

Why Choose an Orthodontist Over a Dentist?

While both orthodontists and dentists aim to improve your oral health, orthodontists undergo additional years of specialized training solely focused on the alignment of teeth and jaws. This expertise ensures that you receive the most effective and efficient treatment, tailored to your unique needs. In Manhattan, where excellence is the norm, choosing an orthodontist for teeth straightening procedures is not just a choice; it's a necessity.

The Multifaceted Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers a plethora of benefits that go beyond just physical improvements.

Physical Benefits

Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Proper alignment also alleviates issues related to bite and jaw alignment, improving overall oral health.

Mental and Emotional Benefits

A beautiful smile boosts self-confidence and self-esteem, contributing to mental well-being. The psychological uplift from knowing your smile looks great can be a game-changer in how you approach life.

Social Benefits

In social settings, a radiant smile can be a powerful tool. It can make you more approachable and can often be the key to making a lasting impression, whether you're networking in Manhattan's business circles or enjoying the city's vibrant social scene.

Professional Benefits

In the professional world, a confident smile can set you apart. It can be the difference between sealing a deal or not, and can project an image of self-assuredness and competence.


Take the First Step Towards a Life-Changing Smile with Manhattan Family Orthodontics

Your journey to a perfect smile starts with a single step. Contact Manhattan Family Orthodontics today to schedule your free consultation. Let us show you how orthodontic treatment can transform not just your smile, but your life.