Trusted Washington DC Orthodontics


At Ivy City Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop solution for your child's dental and orthodontic needs. Led by Dr. Jarrett Caldwell, dual-certified in both specialties, our practice focuses on delivering top-tier care to children and teens in the Washington DC area. Our unique combination of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics under one roof ensures comprehensive care tailored to your child's unique needs.

2012 Hecht Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 953-0171

Office Hours:
Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-2pm

Dual-Board-Certified | Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist

Meet Dr. Jarrett Caldwell

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Dr. Jarrett Caldwell, also known as Dr. JC, is a rare find in the field of dentistry. He is dual-board-certified in both orthodontics and pediatric dentistry, a testament to his commitment to providing comprehensive dental care for children and teens.

Inspired by his mother, an emergency room physician, and a mentor in college who was a practicing dentist, Dr. JC found his calling in dentistry. His passion lies in creating positive experiences for children, helping them build strong self-esteem and confidence through their smiles.

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. JC has made Washington, DC his home for the past 15 years, dedicating his career to caring for the smiles of its youngest residents.

Our Orthodontic Services: Creating Beautiful Smiles

At Ivy City Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we believe that every child and teen deserves a beautiful smile that radiates confidence. Our wide array of orthodontic services is designed to cater to the individual needs of our young patients.

The Classic Path to Alignment

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have been the cornerstone of orthodontic care for generations. Through the combination of brackets and wires, these braces provide a strong and reliable method to correct misaligned teeth. Far from the clunky apparatus of yesteryears, today's metal braces are sleeker, more comfortable, and customizable with colorful bands. They're perfect for treating everything from simple alignments to complex dental issues.

Aesthetic Elegance

Clear Braces

Clear braces combine the effectiveness of metal braces with the subtlety of translucent materials. This aesthetic solution offers a less noticeable appearance while retaining the strength of traditional braces. Clear braces are crafted from ceramic or clear materials that blend with the natural color of the teeth. They are particularly popular with our teen patients who are conscious of their appearance but require the robust treatment that braces provide.

Revolutionary Convenience


Invisalign has indeed revolutionized orthodontic treatment. These clear, custom-made aligners offer a flexible alternative to braces, allowing patients to eat, brush, and floss with ease. Especially suited for teens, Invisalign offers a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without interfering with their daily lives. From the initial consultation to the creation of a personalized treatment plan, we ensure that the Invisalign journey is smooth and tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

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Parent-Centered Care for Your Children

As a parent, understanding and choosing the right orthodontic care for your child can be daunting. At Ivy City Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we take the time to listen, explain, and offer solutions that suit your child's age and needs.

Orthodontics for Children

Starting orthodontic treatment at an early age can be beneficial in guiding jaw growth, correcting bite issues, and making room for permanent teeth. Our children's orthodontics services are aimed at addressing problems early, reducing the need for more extensive treatment later on. We use a gentle approach that makes children feel at ease, turning the orthodontic experience into a positive one.

Orthodontics for Teens

The teen years are a critical time for orthodontic care. Whether it's traditional braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, we provide options that suit your teen's lifestyle and preferences. We understand the importance of self-esteem during these formative years, and our orthodontic treatments are geared toward achieving the best aesthetic and functional results. Our team strives to create a comfortable and engaging environment where teens feel empowered to participate in their orthodontic journey.

By putting parents' concerns at the forefront, we ensure that our orthodontic treatments align with your family's values, budget, and expectations. Our goal is to create a collaborative relationship with families, providing care that resonates with both the parent's and child's needs.

Your Child's Smile Is Our Priority

At Ivy City Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our commitment to excellence goes beyond treatment. We build relationships with our families, providing an environment where children and teens feel at home. We understand the unique needs and concerns of parents and strive to provide information, support, and compassionate care.

Ready to start your child's journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile? Contact us today at our Washington DC orthodontics office to schedule your free consultation!