Our vibrant staff provides cutting-edge orthodontic techniques for families: children, teens and adults. We ensure patients receive the highest level of specialized, orthodontic care! We want you to enjoy your experience and look forward to your next appointment.
Adolescent treatment patient Kailee Horvath
The American Association of Orthodontists and Dr. Lee recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation at age 7. Early evaluations ensure that treatment is started at the right stage and predict the greatest result. Some treatments, like expansion and jaw development, are most effective at earlier ages.
We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments for adolescents and teens, specifically designed to treat physically developing smiles. We believe a confident smile leads to a bright future! Treatments include metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign Teen.
Adults are turning to orthodontic treatment more and more. A confident smile improves professional appearance, social interactions, and overall oral health. We offer metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign treatments specifically designed for physically mature smiles. You are never too old to have a new smile!
Invisalign® invisible braces straighten your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable.
We are proud to provide the latest technology in orthodontic care, improving patient comfort while delivering amazing results. iTero scans eliminate the need for gooey, uncomfortable impressions, and patients can see a personalized time-lapse video of exactly what their confident smile will look like at the conclusion of treatment!
Our goal is to create a financial plan that is comfortable for you and your family’s budget. Payment plans and 0% interest are available.
Member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Virginial Dental Assocation.
Our team is trained and skilled, and each member has years of experience in treating patients with customized, personal care.
Dr. Richard J. Lee
Dr. Lee pursued his passion for developing confident, natural smiles and began a career as an orthodontic specialist following his studies in medical research. He is active in peer study groups, staying in touch with the latest technologies and techniques available in orthodontic treatment. He is an active St. Mary’s County community member and enjoys the arts and culture of the D.C.area.
What Our Clients Say
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Personal & genuine care
Dr. Lee was wonderful! His staff was patient and infomative as far as insurance goes! You don’t get much better than that when you’re spending a lot of money!! Dr. Lee took his time and evaluated my daughter as an individual. He was our third ortho consult and the only one concerned about my daughters TMJ issues as well as pointing out a treatment outcome that none of the other local orthodontist did. I’m thankful for his caring and complete evaluation! We look forward to the next 2 years with him and his wonderful staff!Kim Kreider
Easy and anxiety-free
The staff has been wonderful. My son was nervous about getting his treatment started but they made him feel at ease and the process has been painless.Nancy Seale
Being in my 40’s, I was a bit apprehensive about getting braces; however, I found the overall experience with Dr. Lee to be very pleasant. His staff is very nice, their client management top notch (e.g. no waits, effective insurance processing, and so forth), and his office state of the art. Dr. Lee’s communications skills are great as he outlines options and associated benefits so that it’s straightforward to choose the best option. I’m about half way through, but I can see that the results will be great. Highly recommend Dr. Lee.X. R.
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Answers to frequently asked questions.
Does my family dentist need to refer me for an orthodontic consultation or evaluation?
No, it’s not necessary. Many of our patients are referred by their family dentist, yet many other patients take the initiative to schedule an examination themselves.
I have a broken bracket or poking wire. What should I do?
Call the office and make them aware of the situation, but don’t worry: most issues can be taken care of at home until you are able to be seen at the office. For a poking wire, use a pencil eraser and “tuck” the wire away from the gum or cheek, and cover with wax. A clean pair of nail clippers can also be used to “clip” the wire close to the bracket. Then cover with wax. If a bracket comes loose from the tooth or wire, KEEP IT! Call the office so that additional time may be added to your next appointment to reattach the bracket.
At what age should I schedule an appointment for an orthodontic screening?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age 7. By this age, several permanent teeth in most children have erupted, allowing us to effectively evaluate your orthodontic condition. Some orthodontic corrections (expansion and jaw development) are most effective at earlier ages.
Can my general dentist provide orthodontic treatment? What about DYI or Club orthodontics?
While a dentist is permitted to perform orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign, they have not had the extensive training in tooth movement that an orthodontic specialist has had. An orthodontist completes four years of dental school AND and additional 2-3 years of specialty training in tooth movement and orthodontics. An orthodontic specialist will closely monitor the progress of your treatment with regular appointments and can quickly address any problems or issues that may arise vs. DYI and Club orthodontics. Severe oral damage and tooth loss can occur with improperly monitored tooth movement.
We accept Aetna, Ameritas, Assurant, BCBS Anthem, BCBS CareFirst, Cigna, Connection Dental, Delta Dental, Denta Max, Dentaquest, Dominion Dental/Kaiser, GEHA, Guardian, Humana, Metlife, Principal, United Concordia, and MD Healthy Smiles/Medicaid.
We are proud to support our teachers and our military.
Hours & Location
We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
|Monday||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
We answer phones on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule appointments and handle emergencies.
44220 Airport View Rd. Hollywood, MD 20636
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New Patient Forms
At your initial consultation, our goal is to provide you with every detail related to your orthodontic treatment – the what, how long, and how much. Please complete and submit the following online new patient form prior to your initial consultation.
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