Garai Orthodontic Specialists
Allen Garai, DDS:
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Garai Orthodontic Specialists
Allen Garai, DDS (Orthodontist)

Vienna, VA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Nickie N. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve decided to start my invisalign treatment with doctor Garai two years ago. It has been a great experience so far (clean office, professional/friendly staffs, & excellent customer service). I’m still in my treatment but my teeth look so much better now. Couldn’t believe why I didn’t start to do it earlier. I refered my friend to come here to get her treatment done as well. Doctor Garai office is the best orthodontic specialist in town. I don’t know what I could ask for more. Highly recommended !

Ava Acosta (Source: Google)


Hi Garai Orthodonists! My parents and I picked Invisalign because Dr. Garai had said if I chose metal braces, they would last almost 3-4 years. During my time with Invisalign braces, I was very happy on how my teeth were noticably fixing over the months without having the hassle of having braces. They never hurt except for moments where I would forget to wear them. The plastic on the surface of them do wear off after a certain time, so I don’t enjoy wearing them after 3 weeks but it’s very easy to ignore. You have to have a motavation and sceduele when wearing thme which was a struggle because I forgot to wear them a lot, which ended up furthering the instructional wearing time. I’m happy I got to eat anything I wanted unlike braces, and I would probably recommend Invisalign to others! – Ava Acosta

Mo Awadallah (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been coming for over 15 years. Amazing People. They’re the reasons why I want to become an orthodontist. Dr. Garai inspired me so much. Extremely patient with you to get that perfect smile. Highly recommend to all. They’re the best!!

Matty A. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


I love Garai Orthodontics because when I walk in they always have a big smile on their face and remember my name. The office is really pretty and feels relaxing, the people here are so nice and friendly and always makes me smile. They are also really good with last minute appointments when I broke my braces to help fix them. I totally recommend going here!

Audrey Kordek (Source: Google)


Dr. Garai and his whole team are absolutely amazing! I went to two other offices whom both told me the work I needed done couldn’t be accomplished with invisalign, however that was not the case after evaluation by Dr. Garai. Dr. Garai is truly the best in the business. Each invisalign appointment was very informative, thorough, and pleasant while the whole office is nothing short of friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. I will recommend this office to anyone and everyone!

Bonnie M. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Garai and his staff are the best! They are always very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Garai and the other doctors and staff make the patient feel comfortable and explain what is needed to both the patient and the parents. He has treated both my boys and me. I trust them fully. Would definitely recommend this practice.

Stefany M. from Annandale, VA (Source: Yelp)


First time coming to an Orthodontist. Have had my teeth not so perfect all my life. My present dentist at the time said my teeth could not be corrected with Invisalign… 🙁 Fortunately Dr. Garai made magic happen and gave me the option to get Invisalign!!!! The best time ever, since one of my main issues with braces were the visual aspect. Two years later and the soon to be final results are amazing!!!! Feel way more confident and enjoy smiling and laugh like never before. Would recommend friends and family, Dr. Garai is nothing but professional and a perfectionist! Loving the new me

l (Source: Google)


I am a 55yr old patient of Dr Garai with various dental issues who had braces fitted to correct my crooked teeth! The care I receive at the clinic each and every time has always been of upmost professionalism, from the reception staff, dental nurses and of course Dr Garai himself. The clinic is spotless, and especially during these difficult times during COVID, I am always reassured that care and attention is given each time to cleanliness, and procedures are in place to ensure my safety. I have upmost confidence in Dr Garai regarding my treatment and would highly recommend him.

Lisa Vogt (Source: Google)


Dr. Garai is great. I just finished my Invisiline treatment in under a year and my teeth look so much better. The entire staff is great and always try and accommodate and work with you. The office itself has high tech equipment and is very nice. I was recently hired as a flight attendant and I’m giving some of the credit to Dr. Garai as my smile is so much better. Thank you Dr. Garai! Lisa Vogt

Minh L. from Bethesda, MD (Source: Yelp)


I’m a patient of dr. Garai for 2 years. He is very professional and nice. He takes care patient carefully and enthusiastically. I highly recommend him to everyone who wants to get braces. And also, Nhung is a very nice assistant, she is careful and happy. Every time I come there I feel like come to my family. Thank you doctor Garai and your staff as well.

Lama H. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Garai has been my orthodontist for over 15 years. Him and his staff are always kind,attentive,professional and just pleasant to be around. I always feel like I’m a celebrity when I walk in because they know who I am immediately and are always so kind . I just finished my treatment with dr Garai I did Invisalign with him and 17 months later I have the smile I’ve been dreaming about!!! I couldn’t be happier with the results. I recommend all my family and friends to go to him. HES THE BEST!

Christie Karrels (Source: Google)


I was recommended to come to Dr. Garai from my dentist, for Invisalign treatment, and I could not have been more pleased. Dr. Garai was upfront with me with my treatment and was helpful if I had questions or issues. I was not an easy case, but he came through and made my teeth the smile I always wanted! His staff has been wonderful and been very accommodating where I needed it. Dr. Garai is a perfectionist and my teeth/smile are beautiful! Thanks Dr. Garai and staff!!

Enzo F. from Chantilly, VA (Source: Yelp)


This has been the best experience ever! Can I rate it 10 stars? Form the fist day I walked in, everyone was beyond friendly! Getting braces was such an interesting life changing event. What can I say? It took me about 2 years to get my train tracks removed, at the beginning my teeth were kind of sore, eating was a chore. As time went by things got a lot better. People actually care about you in this amazing place! If I could do it all over again, I would in a heart beat! My teeth turned out perfect! What a huge difference from a couple years ago! Dr. Garai is an awesome person! He has like 100 certificates and achievements! Definitely get your braces here! They will work with you every step of the way! VIP points are a plus! You have solve some puzzles and you get a debit card with money! 20/20 stars! Don’t forget to wear your rubber bands!

Lisa N. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Garai has been my son’s orthodontist for three years. From the very beginning the staff at Dr Garai’s were very professional and at every step of the way, there was no problems. I believe over this whole period, we only had to go in once, to have a wire fixed. The staff are very skilled and friendly, ensuring every visit was streamlined. I love the front office staff who make you feel welcome and try to meet and exceed all your needs. My son’s smile is wonderful and the difference from the first photo to his last is remarkeable. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Garai and his staff when considering braces for yourself or your child. LisaN

Sholeh S. from Great Falls, VA (Source: Yelp)


The before and after pictures are unbelievable.  He is one of the best in Northern VA.  So happy  we chose the right orthodontists.  While we were looking, another Ortho wanted to break the jaw.  Dr. Garai was able to move the jaw without breaking it.  Very happy with the results.  Thank you to the entire team.  One of the BEST front office staff.

Rana A. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Garai is a very talented individual who truly seeks the best for his patients and is very understanding when it comes to the individualized treatments each patient desires. The front desk staff are truly accommodating and attentive. They make it an obligation to schedule an appointment for you before you leave and print out friendly reminders and send out emails and texts so that you don’t forget your appointment! Honestly, I have been to several orthodontic offices and have never been so pleased and comfortable upon entering such a clean and friendly environment. If only I found this office sooner!! I highly recommend this practice. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Iliana A. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


I chose Dr. Garai for both of my sons orthodontic needs because of his exceptional service and great staff. My younger son was 4 years behind his brother in getting braces and Dr. Garai continued to ask about my older son to ensure his satisfaction with his smile. What I never shared with Dr. Garai is how much his help made a difference to my son. He had been told by other orthodontists that they wouldn’t be able to fix his teeth because they were so badly protruded. Dr. Garai not only fixed them, but gave him what I call a “kilowatt smile”. Unfortunately, my older son passed away in June and what people remembered most about him was his radiant smile. I cannot thank Dr. Garai enough for giving him the confidence that impacted so many people.

Rebecca Williams (Source: Google)


We have had an excellent experience with Dr. Garai and his team. After consulting with more than one orthodontist, Dr. Garai gave us an honest assessment of my daughter’s issues with her bite and the correct timeline for expansion and braces. I found him to be trustworthy and professional, and know she’s in good hands. The office staff is wonderful – friendly, organized, always helpful. Highly recommend.

Zoyu Ichikawa (Source: Google)


Dr. Garai and his staff are extremely awesome. From the first day to the day I take my braces off. They always have that warm welcome every single time you walk to the door. The office is clean and safe especially with the COVID 19, he has every patient temperature check and filled out the form before each treatment. I would recommend Dr. Garai to everyone!

Rupa M. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Garai and his team have set me on the course for better quality of life and I could not be more happier with my results.  I decided to go for orthodontic treatment after wear and tear occurring with my teeth due to my openbite.  This would be the second time around in braces as an adult.   Dr Garai had informed me that my case required orthodontic as well as jaw surgery correction in order to completely fix my bite. I went through my journey 3 years ago.  His team was caring and fit me in with my busy schedule! He took his time to ensure that my teeth were ready for the presurgery phase as well as after the surgery. Last Monday I finally got the braces off and I am so pleased with the results!  It has been quite the journey but now I am able to bite into foods correctly which I could not do before, I can breathe better, and I am loving my new smile.  Dr. Garai and his team are now treating my children for pre- orthodontic work! I would highly recommend Dr. Garai and his wonderful, kind team!

Mark H. from Springfield, VA (Source: Yelp)


I came in for a consult for Invisalign in April of 2019. Dr. Garai and his staff are very friendly and helpful, and provided me a plan for treatment the same day. I am about halfway through my treatment and I wanted to stop here to brag about them. Every followup visit is excellent, and the staff makes everyone feel welcome and treats clients like family. The office is very beautiful, modern and comfortable. There is even a thoughtful station for clients to brush their teeth prior to their visit. If you are considering getting braces of Invisalign, definitely make an appointment to see Dr. Garai and his team.

Monika T. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


My teen daughter has been a patient for over a year and her treatment is progressing beautifully.  Dr. Garai is exceptionally professional and personable.  Also, huge complements to the staff who are, without exception, professional, caring, and delightful to deal with.  We could not be happier and our son will be next in line for treatment.  He is actually looking forward to braces, given his evaluation with Dr. Garai and his sister’s experience.  Truly exceptional orthodontics practice!  Further, Dr. Garai supports the community and delights his patients with free all-day bracelets for Viva Vienna and you get to chat informally; super nice touch.

Caroline Easton (Source: Google)


Dr. Garai was awesome. His front desk staff and the technician I worked with were extremely kind. I came in for a consult and second opinion after being told that I needed invisalign from my dentist, which was something I had never heard in my 26 years. He took a look at my x rays and my bite, and told me that I was a candidate for invisalign, but that it would only solve any aesthetic concerns that I have and if I wanted to fix my bite I would actually need jaw surgery. After asking him a few questions about if my health would suffer without the surgery, he told me that there would be no major health concerns later down the road. I like my smile, so decided that I would not get any treatment. That being said, I really appreciate the time and care that the whole office gave to me and I will definitely be here in the future if I have any orthodontic concerns and will be recommending them to everyone I know!!! It is great to know that they are truly looking out for the patient here, whether or not it means they get a treatment.

Ayla Yazdani (Source: Google)


I have been working with Dr. Garai since I originally got my braces in 2006, and not only did he do a fabulous job giving me my dream smile, but he and his team have also been there for me regarding any concerns I’ve had since then. Absolutely incredible orthodontist with an equally incredible staff! I highly recommend Dr. Garai for all of your orthodontic needs!

Daniny K. from Alexandria, VA (Source: Yelp)


After speaking to several orthodontists in the Vienna area, Dr. Garai and his staff were the only ones who made a memorable impression. Dr. Garai takes his time to answer all of my questions and he is very scrupulous and attentive during every procedure. He is a perfectionist.  When I first started my invisalign treatment, he called me every weekend to ensure I was feeling comfortable with my new invisalign trays. I am not familiar with any doctors who check in on their patients during their free time on the weekends. Lastly, he has a wonderful staff who go out of their way to make me feel very content and relaxed. His office is filled with a very peaceful and soothing energy that puts everyone at ease. Dr Garai is the best orthodontist I have been to, and I have been to plenty during my life time. Don’t think twice, call Dr. Garai now!

Madison P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Garai’s for my whole life, and have had a continuous positive experience.  Not only have I been a patient for the past 15 years, but so has the rest of my family and we all have not only beautiful smiles, but a good relationship with the Doctors and the entire staff as well. Every employee from the front desk to the technicians are all very kind and knowledgeable and make sure every patient get all of the help they need and more. I highly recommend this orthodontia practice to anyone who is looking for straight teeth and a warm experience.

Q T. from Gainesville, VA (Source: Yelp)


I want to thank Dr. Garai and his staff for giving my daughter and I such wonderful experience. She got her braces off today and she couldn’t be more happier. I highly recommend going to Dr. Garai  orthodontics they are the best! They always fit my daughter right in  even with my crazy schedule!   Their Very efficient and know what they are doing.  The front desk staff always has a smile on Their faces and knows your name when you walk in!!  Their just  an amazing group!  We  come all the way from Gainesville Va to see Dr. Garai so that should tell you how wonderful they are. Thank you again for everything Dr. Garai and staff keep up the good work your amazing!!!

Susan H. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you so much Dr. Garai and team for giving me the straightest smile!  Everyone at the office from the front desk staff to the women in the back were professional, knowledgeable, and nice.  Dr. Garai and Dr. T gave us the best treatment in a short amount of time.  The front desk had a way of making us feel welcome by recognizing us by name and making personal connections.  We highly recommend this practice to anyone who wants excellent orthodontic care!

Lexus Lopez (Source: Google)


I just started treatment here but I can’t thank the staff enough for their constant patience and assistance. I call this office often with many questions and they always fulfill my requests in a timely matter. Everyone here goes above and beyond to make your experience exceptional. I can’t wait to see the results and appreciate you all so much! Update*** 3 months into ceramic braces and so far I am loving the results! My lower teeth were severely crowded but are almost completely straight. I also had to get 2 teeth extracted which helped with straightening my lower teeth since there wasn’t enough room for my teeth to move. Although it feels like a lot, and I have a long way to go, I am still grateful and impressed by Dr. Garai and his staff’s work thus far!

Madison Parse (Source: Google)


Every employee from the front desk to the technicians are all very kind and knowledgeable and make sure every patient get all of the help they need and more. I highly recommend this orthodontia practice to anyone who is looking for straight teeth and a warm experience. I have been a patient of Dr. Garai’s for my whole life, and have had a continuous positive experience. Not only have I been a patient for the past 15 years, but so has the rest of my family and we all have not only beautiful smiles, but a good relationship with the Doctors and the entire staff as well.

P. Arif A. from McLean, VA (Source: Yelp)


Words can’t describe how wonderful this place is. Prior to coming here, I took my son to get an opinion from two very well known orthodontists in the NOVA area. Both orthodontists suggested that my son has to go to an oral surgeon before putting braces in. However, when I went to Dr. Garai and asked for his opinion, he was very confident that there was no need for surgery whatsoever. Dr. Garai said that the tooth will come out on its own in few weeks and sure enough the tooth came out after two weeks. Eventually we decided to go with Dr. Garai for my sons dental work. After two years of treatment, he took the braces off and the results are amazing! Based on my sons results and our experience with Dr. Garai and his wonderful staff, my wife also decided to start invisalign Dr. Garai and his staff are extremely friendly and well informed. Their entire process is planned so thoughtfully and thoroughly, that you never have to wait longer than 2 minutes before you are seen every time you go there. They are an incredible group of professionals and an invaluable resource in our community.

Michael R. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Garai has been our family’s orthodontist of choice for nearly 20 years.  The staff has largely been the same during that time with very minimal turnover.  That speaks volumes to Dr. Garai’s level of service and culture within his office.  I have never had anything but an A+ experience with Dr. Garai or anyone on his staff.  They are fair and thoughtful in their analysis of your situation and provide an appropriate solution – he does not push unnecessary treatments.  He’s an exceptional doctor who runs a first-class office – can’t recommend him enough.

Sonia N. from McLean, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Garai and his staff are one of the best dr.’s offices I have ever visited. Before deciding to go to Dr. Garai, I visited several other Orthodontic offices in northern VA.. I decided to go to Dr. Garai once I went to my consultation appointment. Making the appointment was a real pleasant experience. The staff go out of their way to accommodate you. They are super friendly and proffesional. The Dr. is very knowledgable and experienced.I wanted to go to someone who has the experience and also keeps up to date in his field and since Dr. Garai teaches at Children’s Hospital, I knew that he would be the right orthodontist for me. I would recommend Dr. Garai to anyone looking for an excellent Orthodontist.

Rana Lehr-Lehnardt (Source: Google)


All three of my children are doing braces with Dr. Garai. He is knowledgeable and professional. I especially appreciate that he performs a comprehensive assessment of needs, importe with X-rays, at no cost. He is patient, especially with me and my many questions. The office is low pressure. The office is bright, clean, and inviting, and all staff members are amazingly kind. They recognize me at every visit. I highly recommend Dr. Garai and his staff.

Christine t. from Springfield, VA (Source: Yelp)


I would recommend Dr. Garai to anyone who is looking for a good orthodontist.  Dr. Garai and his staff not only they are exceptional knowledgeable of what they do,they are so pleasant and friendly! The front desk staff are incredibly wonderful!  I see lots of traffic in and out of that office, and the staff are always so welcoming with pleasant smiles.  All my kids go to Dr. Garai as far back over 10 years.  My oldest went to him when she was in her teens, she is now in her 30’s, and her teeth look amazing!   I absolutely love the result of his treatment!  The staff, I can’t say enough how awesome they are, icing to the whole process.  Thank you to Dr. Garai and to the whole staff!!