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About Our Office


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About Our Office


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Our Philosophy


The tenants and ideas that we think are important to our practice.

Our Philosophy


The tenants and ideas that we think are important to our practice.

Commitment to Excellence:

To maintain highest standards in every area of our practice

Dedication to Service:

To provide prompt, friendly and courteous service by a knowledgeable and highly-trained staff

Outstanding Orthodontic Health Care:

To render the highest quality orthodontic treatment through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technology

Respect for the Individual:

To be sensitive to the requests and concerns of our patients and to treat all who come in contact with our practice with dignity and respect

Positive Orthodontic Experience:

To provide a positive environment that will promote a superior experience that will encourage you to return and to recommend us to your friends and family

 
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Office Visits


What you need to know before you visit us!

Office Visits


What you need to know before you visit us!

Take a sneak peek of our office before your vist!

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we listen carefully to your needs and concerns. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is the very best and exactly what you expect. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.


Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a thorough initial exam, and find out if treatment is necessary and if so, which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with digital X-rays if needed, to determine if treatment is necessary
  • Discuss any concerns you or your dentist have
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
  • Answer any questions you have

We will provide all of the information that you need to make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.


Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every three to six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.


Scheduling Appointments

Visiting the orthodontist about every six to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.

We understand that “life happens!” If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice, and one of our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you!

Financial Information


Financial questions

Financial Information


Financial questions

The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our treatment coordinator will discuss the cost of your treatment and payment options. We will work with you to create a payment plan that works for you and your family.


Affordable Payment Plans

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it, without the stress associated with finances. You will find that we offer flexible and individually tailored payment options. Our goal is to make orthodontic care affordable for you.

 

Insurance and Other Questions

We are out-of-network with all insurances, however insurance coverage varies depending on your plan.

Our office staff is always available to help verify your insurance benefits and file insurance claim forms on your behalf.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage and how we can help to make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one by using this form or calling the office.

 

Financial Contact Questions Form

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New Patient Info


Where you can find copies of the paperwork and contact us with questions.

New Patient Info


Where you can find copies of the paperwork and contact us with questions.

We understand your need to receive treatment in a practice that you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome. Please feel free to schedule an appointment or stop by for a complete tour of our practice. You will get to meet our team, walk through our office and treatment areas, and learn more about the treatments we provide.


Patient Forms

Please take a minute to print and fill out the patient information form before your first appointment:

  • Patient Form (PDF)
  • Privacy Policy for Initial Appointment  (PDF)

If you’re unable to open PDF files, you can get Adobe Reader® for free.

Have questions? Use the form below to contact one of our New Patient Coordinators.

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Before & After


See some of our patients’ inspiring before and after photos!

Before & After


See some of our patients’ inspiring before and after photos!

Incredible results and inspiring journeys – see some of our patients’ before and after photos next time you visit our practice.  Also make sure to check out our testimonials for some of our patient's stories!

Testimonials


Just a few anecdotes from some of our amazing patients!

Testimonials


Just a few anecdotes from some of our amazing patients!

If you’d like to share some kind words and smiles, please click here to write a review or talk to one of our front desk staff at your next appointment. We’d love to hear about your experience!


A Smiling Dream Come true

For years and years, I always covered my mouth when I laughed, smiled, and spent minutes looking the mirror to make sure my smile (or most of the time closed smile) looked good before taking a picture. I never thought I would have a great smile. When I went to Dr. Gerlein, he was so attentive to my every need and concern. He knew exactly what to do, and I trusted him wholeheartedly. The process was so easy to go through, and he and the rest of the staff helped guide me to success through every appointment. Everything exceeded my expectations! I never had to wait long when I got there, and the amount of time the appointments would take was always accurate to what they estimated. The end result was a beautiful smile on my face. Something I never thought possible happened, a dream come true! I looked in the mirror, and almost like the reactions you would see on one of those make over shows, I cried. For the first time in my life, I said to myself I have a beautiful smile. I called my Mother and cried on the phone because I was in such disbelief. Now I smile all the time, I laugh without covering my mouth all the time, and I show my teeth with confidence! Thank you Dr. Gerlein and Staff. I will never forget you and everything you have done for me!

— By Melanie K.


An Exceptional Team Led by an Expert.

Outstanding! Dr. Gerlein is an exceptional orthodontist: an expert with a very pleasant personality (how rare is that?), always on top of the case, excellent chairside manners, accommodating, always with a smile, always providing explanations (at all levels) while maintaining patience, projecting a very pleasant and easy-going yet serious persona, sincerely supportive and inducing a positive atmosphere all around. He is supported by a team of equally dedicated, caring, kids/patient oriented, very professional and equally pleasant and nice assistants and office front-desk personal. The assistants have been with the office for a number of years which makes this group an extraordinary team as they all work together, attending very professionally to each individual patient. Every person in this office is a pleasure to interact with. We never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be seen and always are treated in the most professional yet caring manner. Having all the medical records on the office network of computers makes the communication instantaneous and seamless.

—By Anonymous


Wowza!

I am still in awe of the amazing experience we had this morning at your office. In a nutshell, it went like this…..
Apprehensive child has no problem getting braces with the warm care of incredibly personable and warm staff. Mommy fires up laptop to efficiently and peacefully work in the “lounge”. Vases filled with Gerlein paraphernalia galore! Beautiful paint colors envelop and tasteful art beautifies senses! Newly-converted child leaves office but not before stripping off shirt and adorning new Gerlein Orthodontics t-shirt.
Truly surreal. We all are followers.

— By Anonymous


Great care, great team

A very pleasant experience. Everything – from the initial phone call, the office, exams and follow ups – extremely well done. My daughters are looking forward to their appointments! The entire staff is courteous, professional and friendly. Hats off to Dr. Gerlein for assembling such a great team.

— By Rina H.


Love Gerlein’s Office

Visit after visit, we can expect the same high level of service: a prompt schedule that never keeps us waiting, friendly staff who engage our children, highly professional service with clear communication about our treatment, and an atmosphere that’s an oasis of calm in our day. Oh, and did we mention happy straight teeth? Love Gerlein Orthodontics.

— By Emma V.


The Best

Dr. Gerlein and his staff are superb. The combination of extraordinary technical skill and attention to detail and a warm, welcoming environment can’t be beat. Hard to believe, but they make having braces (almost) fun! We are thrilled with the outcome.

— By Eliora


LOVE this practice!

Dr. Gerlein and his wonderful staff made my sons’ first visit to the orthodontist a pleasure, something to which they will now look forward rather than dreading. He very thoughtfully created a chart for my younger son laying out the various appointments he would need, how long each would take, and what would happen at each appointment which made my younger guy very comfortable. The staff is lovely and go out of their way to make a visit to the orthodontist as pleasurable experience as possible.

— By Anonymous


Who Says it can’t be Fun too?

Our entire family loves Dr. Gerlein. Clearly so do his staff. A few minutes with Dr. Gerlein is a dose of fresh air, sunshine and just plain feeling good. And that’s before you even get to orthodonture! I really believe our kids have been more attentive to their retainers because they’re so fond of him and don’t want to disappoint him. Office visits are always easy in and out. Dr Gerlein and his staff make certain that you understand the treatment plan, the timing, the expense. They’re a wonderfully operating team. Remember, “You want to go where everybody knows your name….” And they sure do.

— By Moses S.


Fantastic Practice!

After hemming and hawing for over 20 years I finally decided to pursue orthodontia. My treatment is part of a plan that involves jaw surgery. After meeting with Dr Gerlein, I knew I would be in the best hands and could comfortably proceed with my treatment. At 52 years old I am finally taking care of me – I only wish I has started sooner. Dr Gerlein and his staff are kind, gentle and patient. I highly recommend their office for both children and adults!
— By Anonymous

In the Community


Learn all about our rewarding work making our community better!

In the Community


Learn all about our rewarding work making our community better!

 

Spanish Catholic Center Clinic

Every month, Dr. Gerlein and one of our orthodontic technicians travel to the Spanish Catholic Center in D.C. and see patients for consultations.  The Spanish Catholic Center serves uninsured patients, providing preventive and acute dental services with the help of staff dentists, hygienists and pro-bono volunteers. Dr. Gerlein is very proud to be a part of the team at this amazing organization to help those in the community.

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the Spanish Catholic Center, click here.

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

A Wider Circle Food Drive

Every summer our office holds a food drive to help fill the shelves at A Wider Circle's food pantry.  We encourage our patients to donate as well. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful organization or get involved, please click here.

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Every fall, after Halloween, our office collects candy that our patients would not be able to eat anyway for donation to our troops overseas.  Dr. Gerlein pays $1 for every pound of candy brought in by our patients.

 

Contests & Events


Check out our upcoming events and contests!

Contests & Events


Check out our upcoming events and contests!

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Monthly Contest Answers

Want to know if you guessed correctly when you entered our contest last month?  Find the all the answers here!

 

Book Club


We feature two books a month in our club - what books will you read?

Book Club


We feature two books a month in our club - what books will you read?

Welcome to our Book Club! We choose two books every month for our patients to read and for every book you read you earn 20 points! We are always on the look out for new and exciting books, so if you have any recommendations please let on of our staff know!

In 2017, the Book Club included the following titles:

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The View From Saturday by e.k. konigsburg

The View From Saturday by e.k. konigsburg


In 2016, the Book Club included the following titles

Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson

Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards

Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards

Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Jones

Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Jones

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

El Deafo by Cece Bell

El Deafo by Cece Bell


In 2015, the Book Club included the following titles:

Egg & Spoon, by Gregory Maguire

Egg & Spoon, by Gregory Maguire

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan

Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan

Green Glass House, by Kate Milford

Green Glass House, by Kate Milford

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm

 
Poison, by Bridget Zinn

Poison, by Bridget Zinn

Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin

Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin

The Girl from Felony Bay, by J.E. Thompson

The Girl from Felony Bay, by J.E. Thompson

Rain Reign, by Ann M. Martin

Rain Reign, by Ann M. Martin

 

Braces Free Day!


Learn all about our celebration for patients who are ready to get their braces off!

Braces Free Day!


Learn all about our celebration for patients who are ready to get their braces off!

Once a month, we give our patients who are getting their braces off a one-of-a-kind celebration! Every month is a different theme, and no two are alike! Check out the videos below to see some of our past Braces Free Days! Make sure that when its time for you to get your braces off, you schedule your appointment on Braces Free Day!

September 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

November 2016

Ocotber 2016

August 2016

Patient Rewards


Learn about how we love to reward our awesome patients with our Rewards Program!

Patient Rewards


Learn about how we love to reward our awesome patients with our Rewards Program!

Click on the card above for access.

Click on the card above for access.

There’s always something fun going on at our practice!

When you visit our practice, we always have new and fun ways to earn points!  Whether its through the Book Club, in-office contests, or doing well in school, there are many exciting ways you can earn points to redeem for gift cards!

Make sure to check out the Patient Rewards site for quizzes, contests and other ways to earn points from home!

Do You Love It Here?


Make sure to let us know! We love hearing about it!

Do You Love It Here?


Make sure to let us know! We love hearing about it!

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If you love coming here, please write a review!  We love hearing about your experiences with us!