"I was 39 when I as finally in a position to straighten my teeth. I immediately felt comfortable with being Dr. Horton's patient when he reviewed my information and mentioned that part of his training years ago was providing dentistry services to poor and homeless folks in DC, with a non profit that was my employer. (Small world!)
Every time I came in for adjustments, his friendly staff made me feel welcome and it was always easy to schedule my next appointment before I left. I think his staff must really enjoy working with Dr. Horton, because over the 3 years I came in regularly, I noticed there was no turn over in staffing, plus one or two of his staff has a REALLY long commute from the outer suburbs.
I noticed how engaging Dr. Horton was the tweens and teens that make up most of his clientele. He strikes up conversations easily with them, whether it is about sports, their school, summer vacations, etc. Little things like that make the appointments breeze by better than you first anticipate. Of course it isn't exactly fun to get your braces tightened and feel the initial ache, but all the rest of the aspects of going to the Orthodontist made it be ok.
Because I am an adult patient, it took a full 3 years before my braces were ready to come off. What a happy day! His staff were so sweet in congratulating me and complimenting me on my new smile. Gone are the days I grinned with closed lips. Now I have a big toothy smile and feel more confident when someone goes to take my photo.
I really think that that confidence builder was worth going through the whole process with Dr. Horton's office. He and his staff convinced me to wear my retainer every single night so my teeth won't shift back, which apparently is more of an issue for adults than children who get braces.
I am really glad I came to his practice - sometimes it wasn't easy to commute over to Bethesda, but his staff was always very understanding when I was caught in traffic.
Overall, I would highly recommend Dr. Horton's practice for adults who want their teeth to be straightened. It is definitely worth the investment of your time and money!"
- Jenna J.
Review Verified on 7/17/2014