The doctors and staff at Rad Orthodontics do everything we can to make your orthodontic treatment convenient and pleasant. We take the time to educate you about your diagnosis, treatment options,and appropriate home care during treatment. We invite your questions and are happy to help.
We offer early-morning, after-school, evening, and weekend hours by appointment. Please call our office and we’ll work with you to find a convenient time for you.
True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but in cases when they occur, we are accessible to you 24/7. We hope you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, we want you to know we are always available.
As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience pain or have a painful appliance problem you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment to solve the problem.
You might be surprised to learn you can often solve many problems temporarily and keep yourself comfortable until you can get to our office. Refer to the Emergency Care page under the Ortho Info tab here on our website for these solutions.
We will also explain these techniques during your appointments, as appropriate. After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions to your treatment plan.
If an emergency occurs after hours, we can be reached 24 hours a day. Dr. Mehdy Rad, Dr. David Rad, Dr. Carmine Petrarca, and Dr. Shiva Mostowfi can be reached through our office telephone numbers: 301-345-7710 (College Park), 301-299-3993 (Potomac), or 301-656-1600 (Bethesda).
You’ll be happy to know that due to the thoroughness of our comprehensive examinations, our patients experience very few emergencies.