About Metropolitan Orthodontics

Orthodontist located in Fairfax, VA


Metropolitan Orthodontics was founded on the belief that everyone deserves the best possible smile. Under the leadership of Kristin Nelson, DDS, MDS, the practice delivers top quality orthodontic care to the community of Fairfax, Virginia, helping people of all ages enjoy healthier smiles.

Dr. Nelson brings an impressive academic and professional background to her work at Metropolitan Orthodontics. She earned her undergraduate degree in physiology and neurobiology at the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park. 

She went on to complete her dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and further expanded her skills and knowledge with a Master of Science at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.

Advancements in dental technology have vastly improved orthodontic care. Not long ago, traditional metal braces were the only option for improving teeth alignment. Today, people have access to a wide array of tools and techniques that deliver safe, predictable, and beautiful results.

At Metropolitan Orthodontics, every patient is treated as a valued member of the practice family. This is not a setting where people and appointments are rushed. Dr. Nelson and her team take the time to get to know each patient and learn what they hope to achieve through orthodontic treatment. 

Options include traditional braces, clear braces, tray aligner systems, accelerated braces, and much more. Both children’s orthodontics and adult orthodontics are available because no one is too old to enhance their smile.  

Younger patients love the reward system for keeping up with dental hygiene and arriving on time for appointments. The team works hard to make visits both fun and productive. 

Residents of Fairfax, Virginia, who want to learn more about orthodontic care should schedule a consultation at Metropolitan Orthodontics online or by phone. Virtual consultations are also an option.