What is a Board Certified Orthodontist and what does that mean?

Board Certifications for Orthodontists Board certification for an Orthodontist means that they have willingly gone through hundreds of hours of extra training, and have had to demonstrate their judgment, skills, and knowledge. They provide the highest level of patient care, and it’s not surprising considering less than 30% of orthodontists become board certified! Achieving board Read More

New Year, New Hours

Hi Everyone! It’s great to be back from our holiday break, and we wanted to share some exciting news with you! This spring, we will be opening select offices for Saturday hours! This will make it easier and more convenient than ever to come in and start your smile journey. These offices will be open Read More

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall Everyone! It’s that time of the year again! Fall has arrived! With falls arrival, that also means a whole host of delicious, sticky foods have come back, ready for you to consume. Here, we’ve created a list for you: outlining the safe foods to eat, and those that may be hazards on your Read More

Adjusting to Invisalign: 5 Tips

InvisalignⓇ clear aligners have taken the world by storm because they’re so much less visible than traditional metal braces, in addition to a host of other benefits. Having anything on your teeth takes some getting used to when you first start wearing braces but adjusting to Invisalign is a bit different than to metal braces. Read More

How to Care for Your Braces

Orthodontic care — specifically braces — solves a host of problems, including crowded or crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and bite problems. The exciting thing is that braces treatment options are more diverse than ever before. Dr. Mehdy Rad, Dr. David Rad, Dr. Carmine Petrarca, and the whole RAD Orthodontics team are dedicated to evaluating Read More

Does TMJ Cause Headaches?

The hinge-like temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, plays a pivotal role in your body: it’s the joint connecting your jawbone to your skull, and one is located on each side of your jaw. Because of your TMJ, you can yawn, swallow, speak, and chew — all vital everyday activities. When there’s a problem with how your Read More

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

If you’ve been on the receiving end of teasing about your snoring, you may assume it’s an annoyance to your partner or family, and not much more. Snoring can also be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs due to the improper relaxation of your throat muscles. When this happens, your airway narrows, sometimes Read More

Early Orthodontics

The average age of individuals who get braces is between nine and 14, although it is appropriate for younger children to visit Rad Orthodontics for a consultation with Dr. Mehdy Rad and Dr. David Rad. While parents may be concerned about the efficacy of early orthodontics, research suggests that early intervention can prevent greater dental Read More


Orthodontists like Dr. Mehdy Rad and Dr. David Rad recommend a first orthodontic visit and evaluation for your child around the age of seven. We will evaluate your child’s jaw and facial development and make sure that there is enough room in the mouth for the permanent teeth when they arrive. One of the recommendations Read More


Birthdays. Valentine’s Day. Halloween. A trip to the movies. There are just some occasions where a sweet treat is on the menu. Now that you are getting braces, does that mean you have to give up desserts completely? Not at all! The trick to finding the right treat is to know which foods are safe Read More