Meet Dr. Allen Garai

Dr. Allen S. Garai received his postdoctoral training in Rochester, New York, where he completed a one-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry, and continued with a two-year specialty in orthodontics at Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester. This is recognized as one of the top orthodontic residency programs in the country.

While at Eastman, he dedicated time to study of facial growth in patients with craniofacial abnormalities under the supervision of Dr. J.D. Subtelny, who is one of the pioneers in the orthodontic treatment of patients with this condition.

Dr. Garai has been awarded the honorary title of “Diplomate” by the American Board of Orthodontics. This is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association. Dr. Garai has served as attending faculty and taught lingual “invisible” orthodontics in the postdoctoral orthodontic program of Children’s National Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

In his free time, Dr. Garai enjoys playing soccer and various sports. He also sponsors several area youth leagues. He and his wife Sherry have three children. 

Professional Experience

C0-Chair, National Orofacial Institute(NOI), Orthodontic Program , A Medstar Washington Hospital Center affiliate.

#1 Experienced Elite Invisalign® provider in Vienna, Great Falls, Oakton, and Tysons


Dr. Garai has been practicing orthodontics for more than 15 years, and is privileged to have created thousands of individualized beautiful smiles. He has at least 15 years of experience in Invisalign® and been recognized as an “Elite Provider” in 2014 and 2015.

Over 15 Years of Teaching Orthodontics

Dr. Garai has been teaching orthodontics, in clinical and didactic studies, at Children’s and Washington Hospital Center’s orthodontic departments. Thus, he is always up to date with the latest treatments.

Lecturing and Teaching Lingual Orthodontics

Dr. Allen Garai has had a special, two-year formal residency training in lingual orthodontics under one of the pioneers of lingual “hidden” orthodontics. He has more than 15 years of experience in treating patients with lingual braces, and has been teaching lingual orthodontics at Children’s/Washington Hospital Center Department of Orthodontics since 1998.

Dr. Garai has been recognized as “One of leaders in Lingual Orthodontics in the Washington area” by Washingtonian magazine. He has presented lingual treatment cases at the National American Orthodontic Association meeting. Dr. Allen Garai has been featured on NBC 4, A New Me TV show, and News Channel 8.


Dr. Garai is a board-certified orthodontist

This honor is given to fewer than 25% of practicing orthodontists. It demonstrates our pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in our orthodontic treatments.

Other dental and medical professionals’ orthodontic practice of choice

Our practice is considered the orthodontic practice of choice for other dentists, physicians, healthcare providers, and their families. Many medical and dental professionals have trusted us for their families’ orthodontic treatment.

Recognized as “Top/Best Orthodontist”:

Dr. Garai has been voted as Top / Best Orthodontist by other dental professionals:

  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Virginia Living

Dr. Garai has also been selected as Top / Best Orthodontist by readers of:

  • Washington Family Magazine
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • NoVA Living Magazine
  • Health and Beauty
  • Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine

Best OrthodontistWashingtonian Magazine
Top OrthodontistVirginia Living
Top OrthodontistConsumer's Research Council of America
Best OrthodontistFamilies Magazine
Top OrthodontistNOVA Living Magazine
Top OrthodontistNorthern Virginia Magazine
Top OrthodontistHealth and Beauty Magazine
Top OrthodontistWashington Consumer Checkbook Magazine
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