Orthodontists receive 2-3 years of additional, specialized training in tooth movement AFTER completing four years of dental school.

Dr. Richard Lee, DMD is a certified, orthodontic specialist graduating from the prestigious Ivy-League School, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He graduated in the top 10% of his class.

Why an Orthodontic Specialist &

Not a Primary Care Dentist for Braces?

Phase I & Early Monitoring in Children

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an initial orthodontic evaluation by the age 7. At this early age, treatment may not be necessary, but prudent monitoring guides growth & development, preventing serious problems later.


Metal / Clear Braces for Children & Adults
Orthodontics is more than just creating pretty smiles - it's creating a healthier you! Braces can correct malocclusions (bad bites) that can affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.


Invisalign for Teens & Adults
Invisalign straightens teeth without wires and brackets and uses a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable!


When braces are removed, the retention phase of your treatment begins - and it may be the most important! Retainers hold your teeth in the corrected position for lasting results.

Braces and Invisalign in California & All of Southern MD

Patuxent Orthodontics is committed to providing the best, customized orthodontics, Invisalign, and braces for kids and clear braces for adults in California, MD and all of St. Mary's County and Southern Maryland. Dr. Lee and his staff are dedicated to their patients and community and support them through sponsorships, education, and outreach. Our vibrant, skilled staff uses the latest techniques to ensure patients receive the highest level of specialized orthodontic care.

About Our Office

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44220 Airport View Dr.

​Hollywood, MD 20636