What Makes Us Great

We are honored that you are considering our practice for your family’s orthodontic treatment. We offer exceptional orthodontic care. Since day one of opening our practice, we have been, and always will be, focused on the needs of our patients.

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Schedule a free in-office orthodontic consultation with one of our doctors at our Rockville office or Potomac office (in Cabin John Mall). If you would like to do your free consultation from home, please complete our virtual consultation platform.

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We Make Orthodontics Fun!

Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted has never been easier, because we deliver the highest quality of orthodontic care in a kind, compassionate environment.

Expert Training

Drs. Richard and Debra Shin are orthodontists. In order to become orthodontists, they had to be dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average only six go on to become orthodontists.

In order to practice orthodontics, both doctors spent 11 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and three years of orthodontics residency). During their orthodontic training, they spent three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement (orthodontics) and to guide facial development.

They are both Board Certified Orthodontists. ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.

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Comfortable Treatments

Gone are the days of painful headgear, clunky bands on every tooth, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today’s orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be. Thanks, in part, to shape-memory NiTi wires.

With the same technology that NASA uses, NiTi wires exert a continuous force against the teeth to move them in the right direction. This gets rid of the need for wire tightening. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable.

At Shin Orthodontics, we take pride in making the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible.

Personalized Service

From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal is your complete satisfaction. Drs. Shin will review your records – photos and X-rays – to find the best way to treat your individual needs.

Then we will guide you through choosing the best type of braces for your orthodontic treatment. Our goal isn’t just to give you the smile of your dreams. You’ll leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care.

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Flexible Payments

Everyone deserves a new smile. We’ll work with your budget to help make your treatment as affordable as possible and we also offer flexible payment options.

After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we’ll sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your budget.

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Modern Techniques

Both doctors embrace scientific advances and stay up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment options and braces technology.

Shin Orthodontics is the location for modern orthodontic treatment. Choose from aesthetic options like ceramic braces or Invisalign.