The DC Area’s Best Orthodontists

This guide is sponsored by the featured Orthodontists.

My children’s visits to the dentist have (luckily!) been pretty uneventful, but last time my oldest went in for her cleaning our dentist surprised me by mentioning a visit to the orthodontist was likely in our future. What?! So we want to go-to one of the best orthodontists.

I learned that orthodontists do much more than creating beautiful smiles, although that is an important piece of their work. A proper bite and tooth alignment can help improve eating and speech, and also keeps teeth easier to clean to help avoid costly future dental procedures.

I had no idea where to begin looking, so turned to our trusted DC Area Moms community to crowdsource the best in the area. Thankfully, there are lots of good ones.

The best orthodontists are listed below. All of them are highly experienced, licensed, and our local favorites. Be sure to check them out online or set an appointment for a consultation if you’re ready to start looking! The very bottom part of the guide has tabs with Orthodontists based on location.

Also, lots of these Orthodontists serve adults too with braces or Invisalign! Taking care of parent’s tooth alignment is important too.

Bird Smiles Orthodontics

Bird Smiles Orthodontics is a woman-owned, boutique practice, where Dr. Sonia Talley, Dr. Katie Clark and their team offer high quality orthodontics for all ages. Bird Smiles Orthodontics use clinically proven technology and premium treatments, including state-of-the-art braces and Invisalign®, to create healthy, confident smiles.

Their expert team takes the time to build relationships with patients and create a fun, collaborative experience. Dr. Talley and Dr. Clark are moms of young kids themselves, so they get it! That’s why their practice is designed to be a cozy, kid- and parent-friendly retreat. They top it off with next-level service and lots of little extras for a journey that’s as amazing as the results.

Bird Smiles Orthodontics has been creating confident, beautiful smiles for over 30 years, bringing joy to families across the DMV area. They are conveniently located in Tenleytown, DC with easy access to the Tenleytown-AU metro station, bus stops and street parking. Connect with their team today to reserve a complimentary consultation for yourself or your kiddo!

4110 River Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016


Infinity Orthodontics

Embark on a transformative orthodontic journey with Infinity Orthodontics, led by Dr. Patrice Smith, where cutting-edge technology meets personalized care.

From age 7 and onward, we specialize in crafting beautiful smiles for kids, teens, and adults up to the age of 97. Our digital practice redefines orthodontic experiences, offering 3D printed custom braces, InBrace behind-the-teeth braces, and Invisalign®, all tailored to individual needs. Experience a warm, vibrant environment where our expert team prioritizes your well-being. Safety and satisfaction are paramount in our clean, friendly space.

Beyond exceptional care, we embrace the forefront of dental technology, ensuring precise diagnoses and efficient treatments. Trust Infinity Orthodontics for unparalleled results and a lifetime of confident smiles.

1147 20th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036


Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

5 Ways Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can improve your life…

  1. Age 1 dental visits have shown a 33% reduction in cavity risk. More money = more disposable income for summer camp or daycare
  2. Fifty percent of children have a sleep disorder.We can help identify it. More sleep = more partner time (or laundry)
  3. Releasing a tongue tie can improve breastfeeding, speech and feeding. More time gained = more family time
  4. Identifying habits may reduce the complexity of orthodontic needs. More money = even more disposable income for family vacation (after camps and daycare)
  5. We offer a membership plan. More convenience = happier you (while on family vacation)

With our expert Pediatric and Orthodontics team working together to help your child thrive, kids smile brighter, feed better, speak clearer and breathe freer. (Seriously, your life (and your child’s) will improve with making us your choice!)

2013 Bunker Hill Rd NE
Washington, DC 20018


FitBite Orthodontics

Voted Best Orthodontist in the DC area by Washingtonian for the past 25 years!

FitBite Orthodontics has a conservative and holistic treatment philosophy that ensures that you are receiving the highest standard of care possible. They offer many different options including early treatment, braces, Invisalign, and then can finish with tooth whitening! They have that rare combination of providing optimal care while still having fun. The team is amazing and looks forward to welcoming you to the FitBite family.

When Dr Hallman is not in the office she is serving as Director of Orthodontics at MedStar and Children’s Hospital where she is trainingfuture orthodontists.

We are conveniently located in Chevy Chase, near the metro. Serving families in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Rockville, Northern Virginia and DC. Schedule today to learn why FitBite Orthodontics is your best choice for an orthodontist in Maryland, DC, and VA!

5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1525
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Shefferman Orthodontics

Rated the “#1 Orthodontist” in Washington, DC by Consumers Checkbook Magazine, and a “Top Orthodontist” in the entire Washington DC Metro area, as voted by peers in Washingtonian Magazine, Dr. Shefferman is proud to be the number-one orthodontist referred to by dentists for complex problems. More dentists trust Shefferman Orthodontics to treat their families and children than any other office in the area.

Our office enjoys creating healthy smiles for patients from age 6 to 86. At Shefferman Orthodontics, we pledge to provide you with the most innovative, technologically advanced, and caring office you will find in the entire Washington, DC area. We offer a boutique experience, taking time to explain and answer all of your questions. This is what our patients appreciate most (in addition to their new smiles!).

As experts in orthodontics and experts in Invisalign® treatment, we strive every day to maintain our excellent reputation and provide you with what you deserve… a beautiful, comfortable, and healthy smile.

1747 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Suite 120
Washington, DC 20006


Kumra Orthodontics

Kumra Orthodontics, a trusted orthodontic practice in Washington, DC, has proudly served the Stafford, Virginia, and DC areas for years. Gaining recognition for its patient-first approach for all ages, the practice is renowned for fostering a welcoming, enjoyable, and professional environment. With a commitment to providing high-quality orthodontic care, patients encounter a team of dedicated experts from the moment they walk in.

Dr. Bob and Dr. Mina are at the forefront of Kumra Orthodontics. Dr. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and pursued his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and specialized in Orthodontics at Howard University College of Dentistry. Similarly, Dr. Mina completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, followed by dental education at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa.

Experience excellence in orthodontic services at Kumra Orthodontics, where every treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs, ensuring the highest level of care and satisfaction for all patients.

1120 19th St NW #320
Washington, DC 20036


Bird Smiles Orthodontics  |  Tenleytown, NW DC

Capitol Orthodontics  |  Downtown, NW DC

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics | Brookland, NE DC

District Orthodontics  |  Capitol Hill, SE DC

Friendship Heights Orthodontics  |  Friendship Heights, NW DC

Gail A. Kirkland-Briscoe  |  Brookland, NE DC

Georgetown Orthodontics  |  Palisades, NW DC

Infinity Orthodontics  |  Downtown, NW DC

Kumra Orthodontics | Dupont, NW DC

Liang Orthodontics  |  Friendship Heights, NW DC

Orbach Orthodontics  |  Foggy Bottom, NW DC

Shefferman Orthodontics  |  Downtown, NW DC

Spring Valley Orthodontics  |  Spring Valley, NW DC

Tend | Several locations in NW & SE DC

Abigail Orthodontics  |  Bethesda, MD

Bethesda Orthodontics
  |  Bethesda, MD

Bruno Orthodontics
  |  Chevy Chase, MD

Burk & Flinn Orthodontics
  |  Olney & Rockville, MD

Capitol Orthodontics  |  Rockville, MD

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics | New Carrolton, MD

Drs. DeMarco & Tilkin Orthodontics  |  Silver Spring, MD

Drs. Gillespie & Labs  |  Bethesda, MD

EJL Dental  |  Rockville, MD

Fit Bite  |  Chevy Chase, MD

Frederick S. Fritz Orthodontics  |  Rockville, MD

Gerlein Orthodontics  |  Chevy Chase, MD

Hao Orthodontics  |  Charlotte Hall, MD

Heller Orthodontics  |  Bethesda & Laurel, MD

Liang Orthodontics  |  Potomac, MD

Minahan Orthodontics  |  Olney, MD

North Potomac Orthodontics  |  North Potomac, MD

Rad Orthodontics  |  Bethesda, College Park, North Bethesda, Potomac MD

Thabet Orthodontics  |  Germantown, MD

The Silver Spring Orthodontist  |  Olney & Silver Spring, MD

Village Orthodontics  |  Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Hagerstown  MD

Viney P. Saini Orthodontics  |  Clarksburg & Frederick, MD

Abigail Orthodontics  |  Arlington, VA

Alexandria Braces  |  Alexandria, VA

Barakat Orthodontics & Invisilign Center  |  Sterling, VA

Berman & Masoud Orthodontics  |  Falls Church & Herndon, VA

Burke Family Orthodontics  |  Burke, VA

Cheron Orthodontics  |  Centreville, VA

David Hughes Orthodontics  |  Springfield, VA

Deirdre Maull Orthodontics  |  McLean, VA

Dental One Associates  |  Manassas, VA

Dr. Bath Orthodontics  |  Vienna & Great Falls, VA

Dunegan & Cole Orthodontics  |  Gainesville, VA

Elite Orthodontics  |  Falls Church, Fairfax, and Woodbridge, VA

First Impression Orthodontics  |  Alexandria, VA

Garai Orthodontic Specialists |  Great Falls & Vienna, VA

Ghaffari Orthodontics  |  Vienna, VA

Greater Reston Herndon Orthodontics  |  Herndon, VA

Griffin & Errera Orthodontics  |  Culpepper, Middleburg, and Warrenton, VA

Grisius Orthodontics  |  Purcellville, VA

Hudson Orthodontics  |  Springfield, VA

Hughes Orthodontics  |  Alexandria, VA

Iverson Orthodontics  |  Arlington, VA

Karau Orthodontics  |  Alexandria, VA

Kravitz Orthodontics  |  Ashburn & South Riding, VA

Kumra Orthodontics  |  Stafford VA

Landsdowne Orthodontics  |  Leesburg & South Riding, VA

Let’s Smile Dental  |  Alexandria, Centreville, Fairfax, Herndon, Fredericksburg, Purcellville, Reston, Springfield, VA

Merrifield Orthodontics  |  Falls Church, VA

Mullen Orthodontics  |  Leesburg, VA

Northern Virginia Orthodontics  |  Ashburn, Loudon, Purcelville, Reston, Tysons Corner, VA

Nova Orthodontics  |  Fairfax, VA

NOVA Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics  |  Ashburn, VA

Oakton Family Orthodontics  |  Oakton, VA

Orbach Orthodontics  |  Falls Church, VA

Orthodontics by Crutchfield  |  Chantilly, VA

Pediatric Dental Specialists of Loudon  |  Potomac Falls, VA

Pryor Orthodontics  |  Springfield, VA

Reston Orthodontics  |  Reston, VA

Smiles by Larson  |  Alexandria, VA

Specialists in Orthodontics  |  Herndon & Fairfax, VA

TBRACES Orthodontics  |  Arlington & Herndon, VA

Tend | Ballston & Mosaic District, VA

The McLean Orthodontist  |  McLean, VA

Tisseront Orthodontics  |  Reston, VA

Top Nova Orthodontics | Sterling, VA

Trü Orthodontics  |  Burke, VA

Virginia Center for Orthodontics  |  Arlington, VA

Virginia Orthodontic Partners  |  Annandale, Burke, Lorton, VA

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