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Bethesda Orthodontics by PoshOrtho 4833 Bethesda Ave., Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814

Spring Valley Orthodontics by PoshOrtho
4910 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 319 Washington, D.C. 20016

QWhy do you do what you do? What motivates and inspires you?
A I work hard every day to be a ‘Game Changer’ in the industry, and in turn elevate public health. I am able to make an incredibly positive change in my patients’ lives. I treat patients from 6-88 years of age. Our young patients seek confidence and self-seem through beautiful smiles, and our mature patients seek oral health longevity.

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QWhat woman inspires you and why?
A My mom Dr. Soli Sagafi. She was a trailblazer in her own time. She completed her specialty in pediatric dentistry in the early 1970s while she was one of only four other women in all of Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. I admire my mom’s resilience, determination, ambition and drive.

QWhat has been a pleasant surprise in your work?
A A phone call in 2017 from an angel investor. He is best known as an early advisor at Dropbox, and has backed major tech companies, including Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and Zappos. He was seeking my opinion on an incredible innovation at its embryo stage since the co-founders of a tech start up in California were pitching for funding to him for the orthodontic invention. Since my years of involvement with the start up as an expert clinician, we continued FDA approved prototypes and testing, and I became the first orthodontist globally to treat patients with what is now known as BRAVA by BRIUS technologies. The incredible and never imagined way to moving teeth with an invisible appliance, with shorter treatment time, less painful and less frequent visits to the orthodontist was born.  

Dr. Sagafi’s brand is PoshOrtho with two locations Bethesda Orthodontics and SpringVallley Orthodontics. She has four degrees from Boston University, including a doctorate from the School of Dental Medicine and an advanced graduate degree in dentofacial orthopedics. she prides herself on offering innovative orthodontic solutions to even the most complex cases using cutting-edge technology and is the only licensed Brava provider in the D.C. area.