Popat Orthodontics
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Rishi Popat, DMD, DMSc (Orthodontist)

Popat Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ (East Maryland Avenue)

Popat Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ (S Warner Elliot Loop)

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Braces

Clear aligners

Retainers

Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders

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Interceptive orthodontics

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS (BOTH OFFICES)

Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: By appointment only

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

Cathy H. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We have had an exceptional experience with Dr. Popat. He is extremely good with kids, makes a great effort to connect with parents and provides services quickly. To say this is a “friendly” office is an understatement. It is friendly, engaging and even fun – cold treats and yummy drinks for kids, coffee for parents, games and movies in the waiting area. Add in his training and education from HARVARD and you have hands-down the best orthodontist I know of who provides a POSITIVE and EASY experience for kids and adults.

Joshua Held (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My oldest son just had his 1st round of braces removed today, and the experience at Popat Orthodontics has been AMAZING. Right from the very first consultation, until today when the braces came off (and now, retainer time), it has been an easy and enjoyable process. There is always a friendly welcome at the front desk, appointments are on time and efficient, and best of all, the communication and care given by Dr. Popat is so very appreciated in a world where many times we all feel like just another number in line. Thank you to the entire team at Popat Orthodontics! It is not easy running any small business in this crazy world, but your team pulls it off, and it is appreciated.

Kelli Alexander Wells (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

My son just got his braces off this morning and his teeth look incredible! Dr. Popat and his team are amazing and make you feel so comfortable every step of the way. Love this office and the staff and I highly recommended them to anyone in the market for orthodontics or pediatric dentistry!

Samuel L. from Chestnut Hill, MA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This is an amazing place. They have the perfect balance of local, community community, with top-end expertise. My son had to get cavities filled, and was excited to go. All I remember of the dentist of my youth was trepidation. They are doing something right. If you want a personal touch from a top-notch team, in a place that is designed for calm and comfort, then this is the place for you.

Cesar Sanchez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Popat and his entire staff are wonderful!! During my consultation, he clearly explained to me the pro and cons of various treatment options and which would be best for my teeth and smile. I like it that every patient at Popat Orthodontics gets a plan designed for them to address my personal goals not a cookie cutter plan from the other practices that I visited. I’m excited to start my orthodontic treatment with Dr. Popat and his sincere team.

Giovani Michieli (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Had a great experience at Dr. Popat’s office, called for an appointment for my wife and I and got in within the same week, the office is nice and modern with a kids play room which was great since we had my 2 year old daughter with us. After our exam he was very thorough in explaining our treatment options, pros and cons and associated costs and we agreed to a plan of care. His team was very warm and caring my family. Our daughter will be establishing care with their pediatric dentist.

Darrell D. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I rarely leave reviews but could not sit quiet here. Dr Popat and staff exceeded all expectations. I had braces as a kid and wish my experience was as good as how Dr Popat treats me and my daughter. From entering the door its respect , professionalism, and most of all care. He takes the time to tell us what he is going to do, does it , then explains what he did as well as the next steps. We just completed phase 2 and the results are exactly what he said he could do and what we expected. Perfect! We would proudly recommend Dr Popat to friends, have several times, and will continue to. Popat Ortho is the real deal.

Shawn Sellers (Source: Google)

★★★★★

If you want a straight-forward, genuine orthodontist who actually cares about patients, then Popat Orthodontics and Dr. Rishi Popat is the place for you & your family. From the very moment I stepped foot into the practice, I was greeted with a smile and treated like I was family with Dr. Popat personally greeting all patients in the waiting area. It was a seamless process of filling out required forms and my comprehensive examination was very detailed. Dr. Popat was terrific in explaining to me precisely what the challenges I had and his expert advice in a treatment plan. I felt very comfortable and at ease with Dr. Popat’s extensive professional background as well as confidence in knowing that he would do what needed to be done to help me. They provided me with a transparent treatment plan and bottom line quote. I told Dr. Popat that I didn’t want to go anywhere else and that I trusted him to help me. It’s not easy to get full orthodontic treatment again (I had two full series of braces when I was an adolescent) when you’re in your mid-30s but I’m so very happy/relieved that Dr. Popat will be managing my orthodontic care. Thank You Popat Orthodontics!

Ardra Hansen (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Popat and the staff at Popat Orthodontics are the best. They have appointments early in the morning and on Saturdays. The waiting room is very comfortable and stocked with healthy snacks and beverages. The staff is very friendly – Dr. Popat is greeting you as you walk in the building. The community outreach is above and beyond. Thank you for always being there for our family and our community. The Hansen Family

Giovani Michieli (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Had a great experience at Dr. Popat’s office, called for an appointment for my wife and I and got in within the same week, the office is nice and modern with a kids play room which was great since we had my 2 year old daughter with us. After our exam he was very thorough in explaining our treatment options, pros and cons and associated costs and we agreed to a plan of care. His team was very warm and caring my family. Our daughter will be establishing care with their pediatric dentist.

Rachel M. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have heard horror stories about orthodontic care, so when we had to begin the search for my daughter, I was prepared for the worst. My daughter has dental anxiety on top of it, so it compounds the issue. Finding Dr. Popat was the best thing ever! Nevermind the fact that he is VERY close, he is HIGHLY trained. HARVARD trained! C’mon moms….what more could we want?!? Oh well let me tell you what you get with Dr. Popat…. ~he has a GREAT personality that works PERFECT with this age group of kids! ~his process of putting in the braces took LESS time than a standard teeth cleaning! I kid you NOT!! ~broken brackets happen….NO CHARGE TO FIX! *I texted him on a Saturday about a broken bracket….and he had me bring her in that day and fixed us up! No wait…no appointment! NO CHARGE! Now here’s where it gets fun! He offers snacks, coffee, tea and water! He has popsicles and ice cream for the kids! He and his staff are welcoming and kind! And the office is themed in PINK BOWTIES!! He even prescribed ice cream from Mary Coyals on the day she got her braces on! Dr. Popat and his staff have thought of every detail to make the orthodontic journey a breeze rather than a nightmare! The less we have to worry about in this busy time, the better! Such a good choice!!

Lupe Meraz (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I recommend Popat Orthodontics they were amazing with my teeth. I give them 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I knew from the moment I met Rishi that he would do an amazing job on my smile. The staff and his wife were amazing as well. Very friendly and always on top of everything. I never had a bad experience with them. Even though it has only been one whole year that I had my braces on they still gave me the best experience one could ask for. I totally recommend this place they made my experience and smile amazing. I love this place!!!

Letty Gotarez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Popat is great he goes above and beyond for his patients! With busy schedules we were having a hard time trying to keep and make appointments, Dr. Popat helped us out by seeing my daughter on his day off!! Now that’s service and dedication! Thank you for your time, dedication and hard work! You are awesome! God bless you and your beautiful family!

Kyle S. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I went to see Dr. Popat to update an old retainer that was not fitting properly and had seen better days. The moment I walked in Dr Popat greeted me and was very friendly. I didn’t have much time as I was trying to squeeze the appt in on my lunch break. I got right in and out in less than 20 minutes as promised when I scheduled the appointment. The cost of the appointment was reasonable and he met all my expectations. I highly recommend this orthodontist and will visit him again.

Danielle B. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Popat Orthodontics is such a fantastic family owned practice! I just finished with Invisalign and my smile is perfect! Dr. Popat (and his staff, shoutout to Stephanie) make you feel like family. They knew my name within my second visit, were always prepared when I came in, were 100% professional, and oh so knowledgeable. I can’t recommend Popat Orthodontics enough! One special thing I loved about Dr. Popat is that he never pushed me to up-sale anything. Typical dentists and orthodontists these days push to buy everything under the sun. Dr. Popat will tell you what you need and give you so many options for alternatives. He (and his family and staff) truly care about their patients. I am so glad and confident with my smile thanks to Popat Orthodontics.

Tony Topsham (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

On a visit to Phoenix I had a dental emergency Dr. Popat stayed late on Friday of a holiday weekend to allow me to be checked out and treated. I was not previously his patient. I was recommended to him by another professional and when I called and told him my situation he was kind enough to offer to see me and examined me to see if there was anything he could do to help me. Upon arrival he was able to temporarily fix my immediate problem so that I was able to get back to the East Coast. After I departed he even waited in his office for me to return after I discovered that I had forgotten a folder and he stayed well after hours waiting for me to pick up the folder. I can’t thank Dr. Popat enough for coming to my rescue and I highly recommend him for his competence and his interest and compassion in helping me in a dire situation. Mary Lou/ Maine

Danielle B. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Popat Orthodontics is such a fantastic family owned practice! I just finished with invisalign and my smile is perfect! Dr. Popat (and his staff, shoutout to Stephanie) make you feel like family. They knew my name within my second visit, were always prepared when I came in, were 100% professional, and oh so knowledgeable. I can’t recommend Popat Orthodontics enough! One special thing I loved about Dr. Popat is that he never pushed me to up-sale anything. Typical dentists and orthodontists these days push to buy everything under the sun. Dr. Popat will tell you what you need and give you so many options for alternatives. He (and his family and staff) truly care about their patients. I am so glad and confident with my smile thanks to Popat Orthodontics.

Jenny Davey (Source: Google)

★★★★★

We wanted a local orthodontist for our son, and found Dr. Popat’s office to be convenient in both location and hours. After our initial consultation, we felt confident that Dr. Popat would be a great fit for our family. We are overjoyed with the results! After a mere 20 months of treatment, our kid had his braces removed today. His teeth look great, and he received his retainer the same day! Dr. Popat, Mrs. Popat, and their staff took amazing care of us during treatment. Any time the Boy broke a bracket, the office was able to squeeze him in to have it repaired the same day – even on weekends. How many orthodontists give you their cell number in case you need something after hours? They take a personal interest in their patients and the local community, and we felt like part of the family each time we walked through the door. Truly, we cannot say enough about our positive experience with Popat Orthodontics.

Tiffany A. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I am a dentist and have seen many orthodontics’ work. I liked Dr. Popat’s work, compassion for his patients and his community so much that I trusted him to do my son’s orthodontic case. He just got them off and my son’s smile is beautiful! Even after the braces were off, Dr. Popat gave special attention to me and my son. We always feel like Dr. Popat takes the time to listen to our concerns, before, during, and after care. His hours are so helpful with school schedules and the whole team is very welcoming. Don’t go anywhere else!

Katy M. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We went in for a consult after moving from another state. Dr. Popat was very thorough in his assessment and told us the plan. As a mom, I really appreciated that he addressed my daughter directly. We have been to orthodontists in the past who only spoke to me, which made my daughter uncomfortable. When we left, she commented about how nice Dr. Popat was. His entire staff was kind and friendly and I would highly recommend him for your treatment or your child’s.

Nic Peterson (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Popat and his staff are the best! My wife and daughters are all patients and they cannot stop raving about how friendly everyone is and how well treated they are each time they are in there! Our daughters actually love going to the dentist and ortho and look forward to it every time. We appreciate all Dr. Popat and his staff do for our family and can’t wait until their next visit!

Patrick Leor Skeivik (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Popat Orthodontics hands down is the best Orthodontics I have ever seen. To start, Dr. Popat is amazing. He made me wish I got braces when I was a kid. Dr. Popat made my daughter feel very comfortable throughout the process, and believe it or not she was excited when she had an appointment. His staff is wonderful as well and make you feel like family. I highly recommend getting your childs or your Orthodonic procedure by the Popat team!!! Love the pink bow tie. Customer service second to none!

Asher Reeve (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My son, Asher, has been a patient of Dr. Popat for years now. His pediatric dentist referred us to him, informing us that Asher would require braces as his teeth were too close together. Instead of starting him right away as other orthodontists did with his cousins, Dr. Popat advised waiting until all his baby teeth had fallen out before we begin. Asher went in 2 or 3 times a year to make sure that no issues cropped up while we waited for his adult teeth to erupt. He let us know that this strategy would reduced the time my son was in braces, which in turn will protect his enamel and overall dental health. Additionally, it makes our financial commitment that much less! I really appreciate that Dr. Popat was advising what was best for my son. Recently, my own dentist was encouraging me to invest in Invisalign for my teeth. I was told that the lack of perfect alignment was causing stress fractures on my teeth. I was very skeptical, so I asked Dr. Popat to consult. He did not find any of the supposed stress fractures and said my teeth were very healthy and my bite was fine. He told me that unless I felt I wanted adjustment for cosmetic purposes, he would not recommend undergoing orthodontic treatment. Needless to say, I switched dentists. Thank you, Dr. Popat, for being a dental professional your patients can trust. I highly recommend you and your practice !

Daniel Young-Miller (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Popat’s practice is second to none! I used a different ortho for braces years ago and I wish Popat had been around at that time so I could have used them. Staff is very friendly and Dr. Popat is phenomenal. They get you in and out quickly and deliver great service and products, like the night guard they made for me. AND they take Apple Pay!

Amy Robinson (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Hard to find a place that you wld trust with your whole family.. popat ortho is it. They are very personable, accommodating with your schedule and really go above and beyond. Their office is very family friendly and I actually look forward to coming to my appointments. I love that they are family owned as well!

Lulu M. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I recommend Popat Orthodontics they were amazing with my teeth. I give them 5 stars . I knew from the moment I met Rishi that he would do an amazing job on my smile. The staff and his wife were amazing as well. Very friendly and always on top of everything. I never had a bad experience with them. Even though it has only been one whole year that I had my braces on they still gave me the best experience one could ask for. I totally recommend this place they made my experience and smile amazing. I love this place!!!

James Hartnett (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Not all super heroes wear capes….No. Brace yourselves folks. The best ones…They wear pink bowties and work at Popat Orthodontics!!! From start to finish of your braces experience (and even afterwards during the retainer treatments) you will receive the HIGHEST QUALITY CARE from the BEST ORTHODONTICS OFFICE in the world! Dr. Popat, Mrs. Popat and staff make every single patient feel like family, and will go out of their way to make sure you have the best outcome possible! Plus, Dr. Popat and Mrs. Popat are super human beings (period) by giving back to their community, and being so kind, loving, generous (and the list of adjectives could go on and on). I will carry a piece of them with me for life, and share their awesome work and kindness every time I flash my pearly whites! Well, what are you waiting for??? If you, or someone you know needs ortho treatment, dont hesitate to get your consultation with Popat Orthodontics…Is there REALLY any other alternative?

Brette B. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I absolutely love this family owned business. We have seen Dr. Popat for both orthodontics and dentistry. He is extremely knowledgeable and has taken great care of my family. Dr. Popat is also committed to being involved in our community and supports our schools and neighborhood organizations. We are so lucky to have his family and business in our neighborhood!

Raina Fuentes (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr Popat is the best Orthodontist in Phoenix! When caring for children, it is easy to be skeptical of the information shared by pediatric dentists and orthodontists, at least for me. We have been visiting Dr Popat’s office for over two years and I trust him with my children and their treatment plans 100%! Even if you have another Orthodontist in mind, I recommend you at least schedule a consult with Dr Popat before you commit. Get a couple of opinions and go with the doctor you feel most comfortable with. Dr Popat and his team are absolutely amazing! It is hard not to love them! And, he has always done what is best for my children and there dental health, including not starting treatment before it is needed. Not many are this honest. Oh, and they have all kinds of goodies and activities in the office to keep the kiddos busy! They are just great all the way around.

Shaneika Blythe (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I had an amazing experience with the professional and friendly staff at Popat Orthodontics, they truly put a personal touch on orthodontic treatment. I started my treatment 9 months before my wedding, and was worried that I might still be wearing braces for big day, however, Dr. Popat assured me that I will be out of braces before then, and he went above and beyond to make it happen. Not only did I complete my treatment before my wedding, now I have an absolutely beautiful smile that I love to show off. Orthodontic treatment has truly been one of the best investments I made, and I am happy Popat Orthodontics was apart of my journey.

Amy R. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had braces as a teenager and unfortunately my bottom teeth shifted and I needed to get them fixed. I was recommended to popat orthodontics and am so happy I was. Everything about their services is top notch. The entire staff is very personable, they accommodate your schedule to get in, their office is very clean and great place to bring kids, I don’t have any complains here. You will be blown away by their services and the friendly, family owned atmosphere. Hopefully my kiddos won’t need braces, but if they do I will becoming straight here, they have all my referrals from now on for orthodontics.

Charlinda Haudley (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Working full time 8am-5pm, the office was very flexible with scheduling, and having appointments in the later afternoon and every other Saturday. I also moved two hours away, and the office still accommodated my schedule and made everything very easy. The staff helped explain the braces process which helped ease my fear of the dentist. The overall office environment is clean, respectful staff and also snacks for people like me who need coffee for the road. Also, the orthodontist Dr. Popat was accessible, so if a bracket broke or I had a question about my wires or retainers, I could easily text and got a fast response. This was a good experience for me overall, highly recommend!

Alison Grove Frazier (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

We are big fans of Dr. Popat! Over the last year we did a lot of work on my kiddos mouth. We never had to miss a day of school for appointments. His office and staff are top notch. They explained everything thoroughly and delivered exactly what we planned. When the unexpected occurred, they were on top of it (even after hours). Couldn’t recommend him more!

Lynette Livesay (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Best orthodontist EVER! Dr. Popat and his team make every visit exceptional! Both of my daughters actually look forward to their next ortho appointment and ask repeatedly when the next one is scheduled. From the moment we walked in to the first appointment, we were warmly greeted by Dr. Popat and his wife. He was raised in the Central Phoenix area, and has a commitment to being an active/involved member of this area. After training at Harvard, he returned to Phoenix to be a provider in the neighborhood he calls home. Many of his current patients even attend the elementary school he attended. He is devoted to serving the members of our community and he does so with a genuine heart. He is a truly empathic and patient doctor who takes a warn interest in every one of his patients. His office is designed with kids and “fun” in mind…a true deviation from traditional orthodontists’ offices. He even offers sweet snacks, ice cream floats, and other fun treats! My daughters’ teeth are turning out beautifully and I appreciate him taking the most non-invasive approach to achieve the best results. I highly recommend Popat Orthodontics and am so grateful we found him!

J. C. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Such a friendly place! The building is beautiful and the Lobby is very inviting. Would recommend them to everyone! Just wanted to mention that Dr. Popat put my nephews braces on himself and will be doing all of the care along this process. He’s Harvard trained and right in our little central Phoenix corridor. How lucky are we to have him. When I had braces done my parents sought out the best orthodontist in the valley to make sure my sisters and I had perfect smiles. But I still only had assistants doing my adjustments. My teeth turned out great but I never really thought about it until I was at Dr. Popats and realized how involved he is in each patients care. I also love to support locally owned business and Popat orthodontics represents that to a T. It truly is a family run business. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Take it upon yourself to give them a shot. I can absolutely promise you won’t find anyone better.

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Welcome to Popat Orthodontics! With our one and only boutique office, we look forward to giving our patients personalized care whilst embracing our local community. Located in the historic Central Corridor of North Central Phoenix, Dr. Rishi Popat DMD, DMSc. grew up, lives and practices in his hometown. Our aim is simple: to give you the spectacular smile you have always wanted at your convenience. We are open early mornings, after school, late evenings and Saturdays providing maximum doctor availability. We offer Braces and Invisalign to patients of all ages. Call now for your complimentary orthodontic records and consultation!! WHY CHOOSE US? - Arizona's only Harvard trained orthodontist - After school, evening and weekend availability - Affordable payment plan options - Passionate & innovative doctor with numerous publications and patents - Clean and spacious office office - Accepts ALL insurance - Interest-free financing with no credit checks - Exclusively reserved parking and covered parking - State-of-the-art equipment with current technology Popat Orthodontics: The Premier Provider of orthodontic care in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Biltmore & Arcadia neighborhoods. Rishi Popat, DMD, DMSc. is a North Central Phoenix native and Ivy-League trained orthodontist. He received his specialty Certificate in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics at Harvard University and concurrently received his second Doctoral degree in Oral Biology from Harvard Medical School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Popat was the only American dentist accepted to Harvard’s internationally renowned orthodontic residency in a class of five. Prior to completing Harvard’s dual degree four-year orthodontic residency, Dr. Popat practiced general dentistry for two years where he provided comprehensive dental care to help the underserved population in downtown Phoenix. Throughout his professional career as a general dentist and then as an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Popat treats every patient as if they are his family.A published researcher, lecturer, leader and inventor, Dr. Popat constantly thrives to raise the standards in the orthodontic and dental profession. He currently serves on the editorial review board of several journals and professional boards and is a faculty member at Lutheran Medical Center teaching orthodontics to pediatric dentists. Dr. Popat enjoys lecturing around the world, inventing various medical, dental and orthodontic devices and is currently a consultant for an innovative orthodontic technology company. Dr. Popat has been featured on the front cover of the Arizona Republic newspaper, numerous times in the North Central Phoenix News, National Public Radio (NPR) and publications by Harvard University Press. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontist (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontist (PCSO), American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), Central Arizona Dental Society (CADS), Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics (HSAO), and the Harvard University Alumni Association of Phoenix. Dr. Popat is proud to serve on the board of the Madison Education Foundation. Dr. Popat is truly committed to all of his patients. He is very passionate in developing and applying new technologies to deliver exceptional care and embracing the community. He is ingrained in his neighborhood and still resides in the same house he grew up in – which is around the corner from Popat Orthodontics. In fact, Dr. Popat enjoys riding his bike to work which he proudly displays on the bicycle rack. In his spare time, Dr. Popat enjoys spending time with his wife Bansi, daughters Aashna & Aaria, parents (Bipin & Anila) and his brother and sister-in-law (Rimal & Kavita). He enjoys running on the Murphy Bridal Path, indulging at Churn ice cream to satisfy his sweet tooth, and trying new local restaurants along the Central Corridor.