Patient Information

Welcome to Fit Bite Orthodontics in Chevy Chase, MD. Led by Dr. Linda Hallman, an experienced and highly trained orthodontist, our team is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care for your needs in a caring, compassionate environment. Whether you have been struggling with an uncomfortable bite, headaches or concerns regarding the appearance of your bite, we are here to help you achieve your goals and improve the health and stability of your natural smile.

Why Choose Dr. Hallman?

Orthodontics is a specialty within the field of dentistry requiring additional education and training. Dr. Hallman has completed Orthodontic training in addition to holding a Ph.D. in Anatomy. She focused her Ph.D. studies on Cranio-facial growth and development which gives her a unique set of credentials. She offers patients the most comprehensive approach to their diagnostics, the highest standard of orthodontic care, and excellent results. She takes a personal interest in the needs and goals of each individual patient, spending time with you during every visit you make to our office from consult to final reveal.

Dr. Hallman offers specialized care for orthodontic needs and bite problems, including a range of developmental and structural concerns. She was the founder of the Orthodontic Residency Program at Children’s National Medical Center and is currently the Director of Orthodontics at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center. In this capacity, Dr. Hallman works closely with the departments of Oral- Maxillofacial Surgery at MWHC and Pediatric Dentistry at CNMC.

Your Consultation: What to Expect

Your initial visit with us is the chance to get to know each other better. Our team will spend time evaluating the health of your bite and discussing your personal concerns and goals. Dr. Hallman will meet with you to go over the findings of your exam, your health, and dental history and to discuss your specific needs and goals.

At the completion of the visit, you will have an understanding of how we can help you maintain, restore or enhance the function and beauty of your smile through your personal orthodontic treatment plan.

We understand that orthodontic treatment can feel overwhelming and there is a lot to consider. The team at Fit Bite will make ourselves available to address your concerns, answer your questions and provide guidance before, during and even after your treatment.

Routine Orthodontic Checkups

The first appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) is the most comprehensive and usually takes 30-60 minutes. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 6 to 10 weeks apart for an adjustment.

We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It is difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance

Patient Resources

Our dental website has many resources for exploring orthodontic services, learning more about how we can help and administrative forms to make your visits as easy as possible. If you have additional questions please contact us directly so that we can help.

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