The DC Area’s Best Orthodontists

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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?!

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 certified 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 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.

Infinity Orthodontics

Top rated Orthodontist in downtown Washington, DC!

As an expert in all forms of braces and aligners, Dr. Patrice Smith has the great opportunity to care for a diverse population and form long-lasting relationships with a variety of people. She sees kids starting at age 7 and get to witness people of all ages transform into more beautiful, confident versions of themselves. She is passionate about keeping up with the latest in orthodontic technology and her practice blends cutting-edge research and tools with traditional, tried-and-tested orthodontic techniques to provide patients with world-class care.

Dr. Patrice is committed to developing innovative orthodontic solutions to meet each patient’s unique needs, and have extensive experience with a range of treatment options.

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn why Infinity Orthodontics is your best choice for Orthodontic treatment in the area.

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


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 that you will find in the entire Washington, DC area. This isn’t a clinic. You only see one doctor: Dr. John C. Shefferman.

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


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


Dr. Jill Bruno Orthodontics

Bruno Orthodontics is a Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign Provider and the premier orthodontist in Chevy Chase, MD offering a wide range of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and braces.

Our patients range in age from 7 to 82! Yes 82!

We have a modern, inviting office with a separate adult treatment center, as well as convenient parking. Dr. Jill Bruno has been consistently named as a top orthodontist by the Washingtonian and Bethesda Magazine. Our passion is creating specialized treatment plans for each patient and ensuring they end up with the healthier, straighter smile they’ve always wanted.

5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1260
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


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!)

Patient Ages: 0-16 years

2013 Bunker Hill Road NE
Washington, DC 20018


Byrdsmiles 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

Liang Orthodontics  |  Friendship Heights, NW DC

Orbach Orthodontics  |  Foggy Bottom, NW DC

Shefferman Orthodontics  |  Downtown, NW DC

Spring Valley Orthodontics  |  Spring Valley, NW 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

The McLean Orthodontist  |  McLean, VA

Tisseront Orthodontics  |  Reston, VA

Trü Orthodontics  |  Burke, VA

Virginia Center for Orthodontics  |  Arlington, VA

Virginia Orthodontic Partners  |  Annandale, Burke, Lorton, VA

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