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About Urban Orthodontics

The team at Urban Orthodontics not only puts an emphasis on spectacular results but also on the journey to those results. Our caring, compassionate team is here for you during each step of your unique orthodontic journey.

Dr. Giri Chelian

Dr. Chelian prides himself on providing exceptional clinical outcomes in a friendly and comfortable environment. He is committed to educating and communicating treatment goals to his patients and loved ones.

Dr. Chelian’s journey to being an orthodontist in New Jersey was an adventure crossing oceans and mountains multiple times. He was born in South India as the youngest of 3 brothers, who are also orthodontists. Starting with humble beginnings after immigrating to San Diego, CA with his family he learned early the importance of education and hard work.

After graduating with honors from the University of California, Dr. Chelian moved to the east coast to pursue dental school at Howard University, in Washington, DC. This is where he met his wife, Tirza Valenzuela, who is originally from Chile but grew up in North Jersey. He and his wife moved to Las Vegas, NV where he completed his orthodontic specialty residency at Roseman University and practiced orthodontics in Nevada and Arizona. After living in the desert, far from family for nearly 7 years he decided to move closer to family in Northern New Jersey and Boston.

Our practice has been established in Union City, New Jersey for over 30 years and was founded by Dr. Gary Weitz whom Dr. Chelian worked alongside till Dr. Weitz’s retirement in 2017. Dr. Chelian is honored to treat generations of families who have trusted our practice for nearly 40 years.

Outside of the office he enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and trying new restaurants. He learned to cook at an early age and still finds it a relaxing hobby which he does often for friends and family. His goal for 2020 is to eat healthier and to learn Spanish. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Tirza and their 5-year-old daughter, Dalia, and his 2-year-old daughter, Dasha.

Our Mission

At Urban Orthodontics we want your journey to be as amazing as your results! Our compassionate team works hard to educate our patients on their unique orthodontic journey.

What Urban Orthodontics is all about!

Our goal at Urban Orthodontics is to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will be valued for a lifetime! We achieve this by…

  • Offering leading-edge orthodontic care with traditional braces, clear ceramic or gold braces and Invisalign.

  • Encouraging routine dental care as well as good oral hygiene at home.

  • Accommodating your busy schedule.

  • Providing affordable treatment options with flexible, no interest payment programs available.

  • Accepting direct payments for most insurance plans.

  • Communicating openly with our patients.

  • Prioritizing safety and comfort; our sterilization procedures bring a whole new level of protection.

  • Delivering the highest standard of sterilization in dentistry.

  • We value your time and strive to never have our patients “wait” for their scheduled appointments.

  • Friendly and bilingual team members who genuinely care about your well being.

Insurance & Billing

After verification of coverage, we will agree to bill and collect from an insurance carrier. However, we ask patients to understand that if coverage ceases or changes, the patient is still responsible for the agreed-upon fee.

Whether or not you have insurance or a dental plan, we will structure a convenient payment plan that will allow you to pay for orthodontic services over a period of time that usually coincides with your treatment plan.

Why Choose Our Practice

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide you with affordable high-quality orthodontic care with payment options that suit your budget.

Our Commitment

Whether you are an adult, adolescent or child, Dr. Giri Chelian and his team are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy beautiful one!

Our Scheduling

We understand busy lifestyles that include work schedules and school schedules and we do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Our Satisfied Patients

We're so thankful to have such amazing patients that have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

Dr. Chelian and his staff are awesome! Definitely recommend Urban Orthodontics

Wilson M.

Rating: 5/5

Let's get started on your smile journey!

4015 Palisade Ave
Union City, NJ 07087

Office Hours

Mon: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tues: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thur: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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