Specialists in Orthodontics is here to make you smile!


With something as precious as your smile, why trust anyone but a skilled and experienced orthodontist? Our accredited orthodontic specialists underwent 2-3 years of training after earning their dental degrees to develop specialized skills to treat even the most complex oral health issues in children, teens and adults.


A smile is the centerpiece of life’s most important moments. We want you and your family to look back on those moments and see beauty and confidence! From Invisalign to customized braces, we offer the most advanced corrective orthodontic treatments for children, teens and adults. We also accept most insurance providers and provide affordable payment plans to ensure that the treatment you choose fits your lifestyle and your budget.

Visit one of our convenient locations, meet the doctor and receive a free, zero-obligation consultation to ask all the questions you may have about orthodontic treatment options for the whole family.


Braces are not one-size-fits-all. Every patient is unique, and that’s precisely how they should be treated. It’s OK if you don’t know what type of treatment you want. Our job is to give you our full attention as we perform a thorough oral exam, which may include the study of oral models, digital photographs, 3D models and dental x-rays. Once we have a complete understanding of your preferences, dental history and current oral condition, we can sit down together to discuss options, break down costs and select a treatment plan that works for you or your child and your budget.


With the Specialists in Orthodontics of Virginia, your family’s smiles are in highly-qualified hands. Our orthodontists are passionate about their profession and dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of every patient.

M. Alan Bagden, DMD


Dr. Bagden is a frontrunner in his profession and life. As a father of five, Boston Marathon qualifier, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and winner of Top Orthodontist 2019 in the Washingtonian, he keeps busy but always makes time for friends and family.
Chelsea M. Murphy, DMD


Dr. Murphy is an orthodontist who specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. She understands the unique challenges associated with growing children and has experience treating everything from cleft lip or palate to craniofacial deformities.
Kate Finlen, DDS, MS


Dr. Finlen is as active in life as she is in the orthodontic profession. Beyond her numerous professional accolades, she loves to travel, cook, read, run and cycle.
Kolman P. Apt, DMD


Dr. Apt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics who specializes in Invisalign and has extensive experience treating TMJ. He’s also a winner of Top Orthodontist 2019 in the Washingtonian.


Looking for proof from our patients? It’s written all over their faces! Find out why kids, teens and adults are all smiles after a visit to the Specialists in Orthodontics of Virginia.

The staff at SpecialistS in Orthodontics always greet you with a smile and are very cooperative and professional. I would recommend anyone looking for an orthodontics office to try them out.


Dr. Apt and his staff are so polite, courteous and very helpful. They took very good care of my daughter and made her feel at ease when she got nervous. I will recommend Dr. Apt to everyone.


I absolutely love this practice. They are ALWAYS so nice, accommodating and prompt! Dr.Murphy and her staff are phenomenal to say the least!!! The environment is friendly, inviting and VERY clean! I would highly recommend them!!



With four locations across Northern Virginia, we make exceptional orthodontic care convenient, easy and stress-free!


44095 Pipeline Plaza
Suite 170
Ashburn, VA 20147



10611 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032



106 Elden St
Suite 19
Herndon, VA 20170



6225 Brandon Ave
Suite 170
Springfield, VA 22150


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