Spring Valley Orthodontics

39 reviews
4910 Massachusetts Ave NW #319, Washington, DC 20016
Closed today
Opens tomorrow at 9:00am
Monday9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday9:00am - 3:00pm

A frequent lecturer on the future of orthodontics (and therefore world traveler), Dr. Negaar Sagafi made her way from Boston, Mass. to Bethesda, Md. in 2015. Her love affair with orthodontics started decades ago, though, when her brother got braces.

Dr. Sagafi was so fascinated by the orthodontic process that she begged her mother, a pediatric dentist, for a set of her own. While Dr. Sagafi was not blessed with braces as a child, a family friend who was an orthodontist eventually gave her the ultimate gifta headgearwhich she proudly even wore to school. (Once she had her own practice, Dr. Sagafi experimented with braces and other appliances for her own teeth. Not only does this help fulfill that childhood dream, it ensures all the products she offers are safe and right for her patients.)

For me, getting braces was amazing, but thats not true for most children, says Dr. Sagafi. While I make my office colorful and inviting, my first goal is to make sure everyone who walks through my door is met with an empathic ear. I want to discover what is best for the individualnot just for today, but for the rest of their lives.

After graduating from high school in Brookline, Mass. Dr. Sagafi attended Boston University, studying biochemistry, molecular biologyand French literature! As an undergrad, she was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute undergraduate research fellowship, a prestigious prize meant to encourage the development of future medical-scientists. With a growing passion for research and innovation, Dr. Sagafi took a year to study ovarian cancer with researchers on the Harvard Medical School campus.

The pull toward orthodontics was too great, however, and after a year Dr. Sagafi enrolled again in Boston University where she completed three degrees: a doctorate from the School of Dental Medicine; a certificate of advanced education in graduate dentistry; and a two-year advanced graduate program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

After getting her fourth degree from Boston University in 2006, Dr. Sagafi entered private practice. She is grateful to have worked with thousands of individuals since then. My patients make me a better human being, Dr. Sagafi says, They challenge me to rise to the level of their needs. It is truly humbling, and I am grateful for their confidence.

While taking care of a full roster of patients, Dr. Sagafi also taught at the Boston University Orthodontics Department from 2009 to 2015. While she is no longer part of the faculty, Dr. Sagafi continues to lecture on the latest techniques in orthodontics at conferences and universities worldwide.

Dr. Sagafi speaks five languages, loves art, and delights in serving the diverse community that makes up Bethesda and the northern Washington, D.C. area. She and her husbandalso an orthodontistreside in the area and while their favorite pastime is dinner and a night in with a good book, they also love a good adventure. Ask Dr. Sagafi about hiking in Machu Picchu, paragliding off the Alps, or kite surfing in the Philippines.

Life is full of excitement and opportunity, says Dr. Sagafi. I hope I bring that outlook to my practice. My mission is to give my patients a bright smile that will help them walk through life, and all its adventures, with confidence.

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.

Spring Valley Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Washington, DC

My name is Veronica. I was born and raised in Venezuela. I moved to Maryland in 2015 because love brought me here. What a great reason, isnt it? After graduating as a dentist and finishing my Master's degree in my country, for many years I was shared my time between as a general practitioner and the role of Scientific Medical Liaison for 3M Oral Care Venezuela.

During my free time, I love to do baking experiments (that do not always end well!). I read as much as I can (watch soap operas too, but dont tell my husband!), and I am passionate about my volunteer work with foundations and NGOs in my native country dedicated to feeding and educating children.

Spring Valley Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Washington, DC

Hello, I am Angela the front desk specialist at Bethesda Orthodontics. I am a local Washingtonian, born and raised in Washington D.C. I have worked for Bethesda Orthodontics for over two years and have enjoyed bringing over 13 years of experience as a billing/ insurance claim specialist to the team. I love working at Bethesda Orthodontics at our friendly and caring environment with Dr. Sagafi. She tells me that I have contagious laughter and that I am great at solving mysteries. I learn something new every day working on our team. I greatly enjoy the opportunity to meet our amazing patients, their families and partake in their orthodontic journey being a smooth one as I watch their smiles transform beautifully. My personal passions include bowling, reading and spending time with my kids, familyand friends.

Our patients benefit from customized orthodontic options. Each persons treatment design is rooted in science and delivered through innovative technology. Every person has individual clinical and personal needs, and through a comprehensive diagnostics and treatment planning approach, we ensure each person achieves their ideal smile!

  • Accelerated Orthodontics: We are proud to offer innovative orthodontic options that are comfortable and highly-efficient, decreasing treatment duration and number of visits. Through accelerated treatment, patients are quickly sharing their best smile!
  • BRIUS Orthodontics: Dr. Sagafiis the only orthodontist in the area providing this revolutionary technology and treatment. BRIUS is a new approach to orthodontics, helping patients finish faster than those using aligners or traditional brackets. Because the appliance is bonded behind the teeth (lingual), it is effectively invisible, too!
  • Friendly: While were experienced professionals, we are also warm, welcoming, and personable. We thrive on the friendships that emerge with our patients and their families, as we work together to achieve a smile they truly love!
  • Reviews

    Rating 5.0 out of 5 based on 39 reviews

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    Mari Kupatadze
    4 weeks ago
    Great staff, warm please and lovely attitude my little one felt like home while elder daughter was treated by lovely doctors We got presents

    Annie Kurowski
    a month ago
    Dr. Sagafi and her team provided outstanding orthodontic care--not only did they provide continuous updates at every stag of treatment but provides options to ensure the best results. I can't recommend them enough. The office atmosphere is bright, positive and always energetic. Thank you all so much for all you did to help me smile and Zoom with confidence!

    Rebecca E. Gomez
    a month ago
    Dr Sagafi and her team are phenomenal. Dr Sagafi is great with both adults and kids, proving enough background and context for each step in the process. She was a delight to work with, and knows her stuff!

    Victoria Rapoport
    a month ago
    Loved the practice, friendly greeting, everyone I met was so nice. I asked a lot of questions and everyone of them were answered with confidence. I would highly recommend Spring Valley Orthodontics. Looking forward to having them take care of my teeth.

    Geneva Henry
    a month ago
    Great professional team! Very caring and gives a lot of attention to detail.

    Jennifer Peacock
    3 months ago
    Dr. Sigafi & her team are amazing! They are all so sweet and really take care of you. I'm so happy with my brius results

    Claudia Chambers
    4 months ago
    Dr. Sagafi and staff are professional, thorough and friendly. The office in DC on Massachusetts Ave is convenient and has easy parking. Excellent care!

    Michael Reed
    5 months ago
    Dr. Sagafi and her team are absolutely fantastic. She is very easy to work with throughout the process. Couldn't have had a better experience. Highly recommend.

    Trish M
    9 months ago
    Dr Segafi and her staff are the best. The office is efficient and flexible and the staff is super friendly and welcoming. As an older patient wearing braces, I found Dr. Segafi listened to my concerns, was creative with my needs and ...

    Trish M
    9 months ago
    Dr Segafi and her staff are the best. The office is efficient and flexible and the staff is super friendly and welcoming. As an older patient wearing braces, I found Dr. Segafi listened to my concerns, was creative with my needs and patient with my anxiety of being older and wearing braces for the first time. Highly recommend!!!!!!

    12 months ago
    Excellent experience. Dr. Sagafi is very friendly and knowledgeable. She took her time to explain everything in careful detail and her staff was very nice as well.

    Madison M
    12 months ago
    My husband starting seeing Dr. Sagafi a few years ago and recommended me to her and we both refuse to see anyone else!! We don't live close to the offices but it is TOTALLY worth the trip!!!!

    Daniel Bailey
    12 months ago
    Honestly this is the best place to get your teeth done. The facility is always clean and the staff is always professional and polite with people of all ages. In all my 3 years experience, there have never been a moment of dissatisfaction. ...

    Peter Mirijanian
    12 months ago
    Everyone here is so professional and responsive - really an amazing place! My son was a bit nervous about getting his braces but Dr. Sagafi encouraged him and made him feel so confident that he could do it. He's done very well and it's all due to Dr. Sagafi and her wonderful team!

    Lubina Qureshy
    a year ago
    My daughter has been seeing Dr Sagaafi for more than a year. What an amazing orthodontist. Not only is she excellent in her profession but has such a wonderful personality. We tried another one before her and my 11 year old was quite clear it was Dr Sagaafi she wanted to see. In terms of orthodontic treatment itself we have no regrets either and are so happy to have found her. To add to it, the office space is so nicely done. We look forward to our appointments with her and other lovely members of her team.

    Carlos Munoz
    a year ago
    Dr, Sagafi is very thorough in explaining alternatives and procedures and knows how to set expectations at a realistic level The welcoming atmosphere of her office greatly contributes to easing any concerns one may have about orthodontics work. I have had excellent results in a relatively short period of time and give my unqualified recommendation to her and her staff.

    Anthony Mac
    a year ago
    Spring Valley Orthodontics is a professional office. I feel safe being treated there during this pandemic.

    Aparna Mitra
    a year ago
    Dr Sagafi is a great orthodontist. Warm and yet professional. Gives great advice and is honest. She has been on top of it with my daughter's braces after discovering her practice 4 months ago. We are moving to a different state now but would highly recommend her and this practice. Clean and efficient place. Can't go wrong.

    Kara Bundy
    a year ago
    Dr. Sagafi is great- very non aggressive in her treatment and patient-centered. She is great with my 8 year old daughter as well as with me!

    Carrie Safford
    a year ago
    Dr. Sagafi and her staff are simply the best. They are warm and welcoming, scheduling is easy, and Dr. Sagafi is up to date in the most recent developments and technologies. She took over my son's case which was quite complicated and quickly got him back on a path to a successful outcome. We're very grateful to her and her staff for all they've done for our family. I highly recommend this practice!

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