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Dr. Chelsea M. Murphy, DMD

"Orthodontics provides me the opportunity to form wonderful relationships with people in a way that has an incredibly positive impact on their lives. It pulls in creativity, artistry, and design - all things that I love. To me, it is perfect!"
Meet Dr. Murphy

Welcome to Friendship Heights Orthodontics in Washington, DC

We’re here to make you smile! Everyone at our office, from Dr. Chelsea Murphy to our team members, believes orthodontic care is a journey that should be enjoyed. We promise to take excellent care of you.

Ours is a family-friendly, patient-focused practice, where we provide the highest level of affordable care in a warm and upscale environment. We put our patients at the forefront: each person’s comfort, needs, and smile goals are our priority. It’s a joy and an honor to spend our days making people happy and creating beautiful smiles.

We offer complimentary consultations at our Northwest Washington, DC orthodontic office, where we also serve residents of Bethesda and Potomac, MD. To schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one, please call 202-686-5100.

Early Treatment

Orthodontic treatments designed for the unique growth and development needs of children.

Metal Braces

The tried-and-true method of teeth straightening, now more comfortable than ever before!

Clear Braces

The tooth-straightening efficiency of braces combined with confidence-inspiring clear brackets.


The clear, comfortable, and removable alternative to traditional metal braces.


Eliminate jaw pain with non-invasive therapies.

Surgical Treatments

Care for complex orthodontic problems that require a multidisciplinary approach to correct.

Affordable Excellence

We recognize that every person is unique, and we make sure that our treatments uniquely match the financial needs and abilities of each individual. We take the time to explain all your options in detail so you can make the best choice for your smile and your budget.
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More to Smile About

We strive to provide a place where you will feel comfortable and confident that you will receive the attention and care you deserve. We provide you with everything you need to achieve the beautiful smile you want. In short, we promise to take excellent care of you.
What Sets Us Apart

What Our Patients Are Saying

“I do not have enough good things to say about Dr. Murphy and her entire team. I wish I could continue going to see the Friendship Heights Orthodontics team on a regular basis! Schedule your consultation; you will not regret it!” — S.P. —
“This is the most polished and professional medical office I have ever been to. The entire staff is welcoming and friendly. They utilize modern technology for scans that make the initial consultation very informative and impressive. You can have confidence in Dr. Murphy.” — A.C. —
“The absolute best! Highly recommend that if you are reading this review, you look no further and book an appointment. Dr. Murphy is professional, knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manner. Entire team is kind, efficient and wonderful to work with.” — Molly N. —
“Excellent dental care and service. Super knowledgeable and friendly staff. I highly recommend them.” — Mariana B. —
“This is a great orthodontic practice for children and adults. They use the most recent technology to take impressions, x-rays, and determine a treatment plan. I feel very confident knowing that Dr. Murphy knows that she's talking about when she creates a plan.” — B.S.S. —
“Amazing service and flexibility. The staff is efficient and kind. The area is clean and calming. They are coordinating care across three continents for our family. Their responsiveness is greatly appreciated.” — Christi O. —
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Proudly serving ​​Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and the greater DC Area
(202) 686-5100
5301 Wisconsin Ave NW #200, Washington, DC 20015
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