A retainer is a custom-made device that helps maintain the new position of your teeth. If you don’t wear a retainer as directed by your orthodontist, your teeth may slowly move back toward their original position.


Benefits of Getting Retainers After Braces

Keeps Teeth in Line

Retainers are designed to hold your teeth in their newly acquired positions, preventing them from shifting back to their previous states.

Helps Avoid Clenching

Retainers can assist in reducing the tendency to clench the jaw or grind the teeth, especially during sleep, which can otherwise lead to pain and dental complications over time.

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Defends Against Tongue Thrust

Retainers can act as a barrier, defending against habits like tongue thrusting that can inadvertently push teeth out of alignment.


Better Oral Health

With teeth securely held in their rightful places, cleaning between them becomes easier, resulting in improved oral hygiene. This reduces the risk of issues like cavities and gum disease.

Why Choose Kumra Orthodontics as Your Washington DC Orthodontist

Treatments for All Ages

We provide tailored orthodontic solutions for all ages. Our diverse treatments ensure a confident smile at every stage of life.

Affordable Orthodontic Services

We strive to provide dental professionals who are prepared to offer only the best solutions for your unique situation while providing fair and upfront pricing.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our dentists are constantly researching the latest advancements in orthodontic care to guarantee that our patients receive the finest possible care.

Relaxed Environment

We’ve made it a priority to provide a warm and welcoming environment to receive the dental care our patients require without feeling like it’s an inconvenience or burden on their part.

20 Years of Earned Reputation

With a combined 20 years of expertise amongst our doctors, you can be confident that they will be giving the best care possible for you and your family.​

Enjoyable and Fun Treatment

Our vibrant and positive environment is designed to replace appphension with anticipation, as wew accompany our patients on a delightful journey to a radiant smile.

About Us​

For 15 years, people in Stafford, VA, and Washington, DC have put their trust in Kumra Orthodontics. We pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive services that cater to all your dental needs, promising that your dental health is our paramount concern. Be it your first visit or a return for our expert care, we are dedicated to giving you a reason to smile brightly.

When it comes to finding a top-notch orthodontist, your search ends at Kumra Orthodontics. Our proficient team is here to meet all your demands, assuring you leave satisfied and smiling.

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List of Insurance Providers We Accept

Kumra Orthodontics is partnered with various insurance companies to make quality orthodontic care more accessible. Give us a call today to determine whether your insurance provider is an accredited partner of Kumra Orthodontics.

Upon wrapping up your visit to our clinic, take the opportunity to explore the distinctive local attractions. A mere 3-minute walk away lies the vibrant Golden Triangle district, offering access to downtown museums and monuments. You’ll also find the historic waterfront of Georgetown nearby. It’s an experience not to be missed!

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Retainers FAQs

The general recommendation is to wear a retainer for at least 12 hours per day for most people. However, it’s essential to speak with your dentist to find out what’s best for you. Some people may need to wear their retainer all the time, while others may only need to wear it at night.

The type of retainer you get depends on how much wear and tear it will see, how often you will need to wear it, and how comfortable you feel. Talk to your dentist about which type of retainer is best for you.

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We offer our retainers treatment in two locations: Washington DC and Stafford VA.


Dr. Kumra is outstanding and his staff is wonderful. I went in for braces. Dr Kumra was very knowledgeable and detailed when explaining the process of getting braces. From the beginning Dr. Kumra and his staff were very professional. They were very flexible with appointments. When I came in my for an appointment at 8:30am, I was seen at 8:30 am. No waiting around an additional 10-15 mins. I was in in out and now i have a perfect set of braces!

Jessica K.

Dr. Kumra and his entire staff are lovely human beings who make you feel welcome and comfortable every time you visit. It was a pleasure to show up to appointments…which is an unusual thing to say about any visit to a doctor’s office! I was very happy with my Invisalign treatment. If you are looking for an orthodontist, look no further! Dr. Kumra is the best around.

Maria L.

Dr. Kumra and his staff are professional, kind, accommodating, and extremely helpful. I felt like my time was highly valued. Unlike other ortho offices I have been to, there was hardly any wait time here. I cannot recommend the quality of the services here enough!


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Washington, DC 20036

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