Meet Dr. Togias, Your Manhattan Orthodontist
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.
As a dentist with additional and specialized treatment in orthodontics, Dr. Togias recognizes various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity. He’ll define the nature of the problem, including the etiology, to design a treatment strategy based on your specific needs and goals.
Why an Orthodontist in Manhattan?
Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Our doctors continued their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary licenses and certifications. As orthodontists, Dr. Togias and the team have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.
Why does it matter if you see your Manhattan Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
Seeing a specialist like your Manhattan orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
- Providing additional treatment options.
- Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
- Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
- Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Manhattan orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
Testimonials from your Manhattan Orthodontist Patients
"These folks are awesome. My partner and I were in NYC for our wedding, and the wire on her braces came loose (which was the fault of our orthodontist back home). The people at Manhattan family Orthodontics not only took us in right away, they completely fixed the issue and were so so nice from start to finish. We are both so grateful for their kind and excellent treatment, and highly recommend their services for anyone and everyone."
"Dr. Togias, Dr. Praedikow and the entire staff are excellent! Their ability to always make you feel comfortable and well taken care of is second to none. I had great results with Invisalign treatment and I highly recommend this place."
"Dr. Togias and the entire staff at MFO is amazing! The results are great and the staff super friendly. As a busy mom trying to manage lots of schedules I so appreciate how they were always able to work through any of my emergency visits because my daughter broke her wire or other ways to make it work door me. Can’t find more caring staff or better practitioners."