About Orthodontics in Bethesda, MD


For most people, straight teeth and a beautiful smile are the reasons to visit an orthodontist. A straight smile is a great way to boost self-esteem, but it has other benefits as well.

Orthodontics can help to align your jaw and improve your bite function, thereby correcting facial malignment and minimizing jaw pain. Straight teeth also lead to better oral hygiene because they are easier to keep clean. 

Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Mehdy, Dr. Rad, Dr. Shiva, and Dr. Petrarca will design a custom treatment plan, discuss all of your treatment options, and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take.

When your orthodontic treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience. Rad Orthodontics is dedicated to making sure you receive excellent care. 


Orthodontic appliances are made of a variety of materials, including metal, ceramic, and plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets that are bonded to your teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, orthodontic treatment gently moves teeth to their proper position.


Shorter treatment times are a hallmark of Rad Orthodontics. We are proud that many of our patients achieve beautiful smiles faster than they expected. Treatment times vary depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in an efficient and successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient and stable your treatment will be.

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