Its exciting for me to work in the Washington, DC, area, treating such a diverse group of patients, and seeing how so many different cultures seem to have one thing in common the desire to have a beautiful smile!
I truly love what I do as an orthodontist, and I feel honored whenever a new patient chooses to receive treatment from this practice. I am also extremely grateful for my staff, many of whom I have worked with for over ten years. It is deeply fulfilling and humbling that so many people have confidence in the care they receive here, and are willing to share their life-changing experiences with us. Many of my patients have even kept in touch with our practice long after theyve completed treatment, and have referred friends and family members, which I consider the greatest gift of all.
I began my orthodontic career by attending college and receiving an exceptional education. I graduated from Howard Universitys Orthodontics Department, and shortly after received my certificate in orthodontics. I began practicing in Washington, DC,, and have been serving this wonderful community ever since. I work with patients of all ages, and am fluent in English and Spanish.
Having spent many hours in additional training and conferences, I can say with some authority that Invisalign is the greatest advance in treatment I have seen in 20 years of practice. My staff and I are very excited about introducing our patients to this proven and exciting way to straighten teeth. As a father, I know how important it is to make sure your children are self-confident and a beautiful smile really helps! Even my adult patients have found their confidence soar after treatment.
My wife and I enjoy traveling to different countries and exploring new areas around the globe. My passion for travel comes from my involvement with various Catholic charities as well as being a part of the diverse Washington, DC, area, and hearing about all the wonderful places my patients have lived and visited over the years.
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
Welcome to our practice! My name is Erika and I am one of Dr. Mendozas dental assistants. Our practice is made up of an excellent team of orthodontic assistants and office staff. I enjoy coming here each day and having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. Our patients are the best! I love knowing that I am able to make my patients feel comfortable during office visits while helping them achieve the beautiful smiles they deserve.
Hello. Im Natalia, and I work with Dr. Mendoza and the team as a dental assistant. I love working with my patients each day, they make my time here exciting, challenging, and fun. Our entire team is dedicated to helping our patients, and we strive to make sure that our patients have a positive orthodontic experience from start to finish. Dr. Mendoza is a great orthodontist. He is understanding and sensitive toward his patients needs, and he always makes sure that his team is well taken care of as well.
My name is Susana, and I am the office manager for Dr. Mendoza. I enjoy helping our patients and interacting with them each time they visit our practice. Each patient we treat has their own unique style and qualities, and I love getting to hear about their lives outside of the practice. My favorite thing about working in orthodontics is getting to share in the experience of our patients, helping them throughout the entire treatment, and seeing how happy they are with their new, beautiful smiles.
Hello, my name is Ashley, and I work with Dr. Mendoza as a dental assistant. I am pleased to welcome you and your family to our practice, I am looking forward to meeting you! Learning about my patients lives and creating great relationships are some of my favorite parts of this job. I love working with a team who are not only passionate but also love what they do. It just makes it a better work environment for everyone.
Hi, my name is Violeta. I have been working with Dr. Mendoza as a Dental Assistant for seven years, and studied at the Metropolitan Institute of Health and Technology. My favorite part of the job is seeing the brand new smiles of happy patients. Everyone at Mendoza Orthodontics contributes to making our team a great one, all working towards the same goal of perfect smiles.
For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If youre self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile youve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.