Rockville Orthodontist
4701 Randolph Road, Suite 108
Rockville, Maryland 20852 US
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Personal Statement

Dr Richard Shin has been practicing orthodontics for over 10 years. Prior to being an orthodontist, he also practiced as general dentist with particular interests in cosmetic and special needs dentistry. He brings a wealth of dental knowledge and skills to help with your orthodontic experience.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics

Consultation Fee

Free. No referral necessary.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, University of Maryland Dental School, 2005
    Graduate: MS, University of Maryland Graduate School, 2005
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Maryland Dental School, 2004
    Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2008

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How Can I Fix my Big Front Teeth?

At this stage, I would definitely recommend that you consider a combined restorative-orthodontic treatment as all other orthodontists have suggested.... READ MORE

What Kind of Braces for Crossbite?

Orthodontist can correct crossbite by using appliances such as rapid palatal expander (RPE) and/or braces. In some cases, where the patients... READ MORE

How Can I Prevent my Two Front Teeth from Separating?

Some people have a small piece of muscle tissue called "maxillary frenum" that is attached from the upper lip and extend to between the two central... READ MORE

How Do You Correct an Underbite on a 6 Yr Old?

Was your dentist an orthodontist or a general dentist? Without further info, it would be impossible to make any recommendation. In general, at age... READ MORE

Post Jaw Surgery Wrong Occlusion. Can't Bite?

Sounds like your fractures were repaired but the occlusion was not taken into consideration? Without looking at your complete notes, it would be hard... READ MORE

I want to correct the overcrowding of my lower teeth and minor misalignment in the upper jaw. (Photo)

Just wanted to let you know that Invisalign/traditional fixed braces, they are all similar in the way that the teeth will respond to the force applied... READ MORE

Can I be a candidate for invisalign? (Photo)

Sorry, your photos were hard to see. Everyone can get braces. Everyone is a candidate for clear removable aligners such as Invisalign. The question is... READ MORE

Is my midline off-centered? (photos)

Hi, it's very common to see midline not being co-incicdent... meaning they are not perfectly lined up. Our teeth, just like the rest of our limbs, are... READ MORE

Damon Braces Vs Invisalign for Crowded Teeth?

Both methods of orthodontic tooth movement will work. Invisalign treatment would be easier for you if you prefer not to have any appliances bonded to... READ MORE

Can Invisalign work on my crowded teeth and if yes, then do I need any teeth to be pulled? (photos)

Crowded teeth is one of the main reasons why people seek orthodontic care ("braces"). Invisalign is also a great alternative to traditional braces,... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Shin

Richard Shin, DDS MS has shared 5 before and after pictures with 17 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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