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Welcome to Embassy Row Orthodontics

Your smile makes a big statement. At Embassy Row Orthodontics, our goal is to make sure that your smile makes the right statement about you! Our practice specializes exclusively in high-tech orthodontics for adults, teens, and children.

A great smile gives a widely-recognized boost to self-confidence, not to mention a better first impression in social and business relationships. Plus, orthodontics can have substantial health benefits.

Which Type of Braces Are Right For Me?

With the many advanced types of braces and orthodontic options available, you may be wondering which type may be best for your goals. You can receive Incognito braces – designed to work on the backside of the teeth so that others cannot see them; or perhaps Invisalign® clear teeth aligners may be a good option for you. Invisalign® involves no metal braces or wires and can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing.

Dr. Hickory will meet with you for an initial consultation where you can discuss your treatment goals. He can then recommend a number of effective orthodontic options that can suit your needs.

  • Metal
  • Clear
  • Lingual
  • Invisalign


Metal Braces If you are interested in the traditional method of straightening teeth and correcting bite issues, metal braces may be the best option for you or your child. Advances in orthodontics have made these tried-and-true treatments more comfortable and less noticeable.


Clear Braces Clear braces work in much the same manner as traditional metal braces; however, it’s more difficult to see them on your teeth.


Lingual Braces How about a way to straighten your teeth without others noticing? Lingual braces work in many similar ways as traditional braces – but with one major difference: they are placed on the back sides of the teeth instead of the front, making them virtually invisible.


Invisalign® No metal, less discomfort, and removable for eating, drinking, and brushing. These are some of the advantages of Invisalign® clear teeth aligners. This innovative teeth-straightening treatment can give you a beautiful new smile – without anyone having to know you are wearing them.

A Center for Invisalign

Dr. Hickory is one of the first orthodontists in the entire country to use the innovative orthodontic treatment Invisalign®. This system of clear teeth aligners does not involve many of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces, and allows you to straighten your teeth more comfortably and without everyone having to know you are undergoing treatment. Removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, Invisalign® progressively straightens your teeth over a period of about one year. One of the most popular orthodontic treatments at our practice, Dr. Hickory has designed treatment for more than 2,500 patients and even teaches Invisalign® certification courses for other orthodontists.

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Digital Orthodontics

With digital orthodontics we create a 3D computer model of your teeth on which we design your treatment. In other words, your treatment is completed virtually before your actual treatment begins. If you ever had orthodontic care before, this may sound like science fiction. The computer model of your treatment drives computer-assisted manufacturing of a treatment system such as Invisalign® (a series of clear aligners) or Incognito™ (braces hidden behind the teeth). We were one of the first practices in the country to use each of these digital technologies. The result is faster treatment and more accurate results. Our office is one of few in the region with on-site optical scanning used to create a 3D computer model of your teeth without an impression. Dr. Hickory lectures to doctors throughout the world on these techniques. Learn More

Contact Us

Embassy Row Orthodontics
Dr. Wayne Hickory
2132 R Street NW.
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-759-1172