Meet Dr. Bates

Board-Certified Orthodontist in Lynchburg, Virginia

Dr. Mason Bates is a board-certified orthodontist with extensive training in all areas of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and braces for all ages, jaw surgery, interdisciplinary care, and craniofacial syndromes. He considers it a blessing to be able to impact your life by providing the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Originally from Texas, Dr. Bates is proud to call Lynchburg home and strives to offer premier orthodontic services to people of all ages.

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Who We Are

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At Bates Family Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing confident, beautiful smiles while building lasting relationships that allow us to love, serve, empower, and impact our patients and local Lynchburg community. At our office you will enjoy compassionate and high-quality care, state-of-the-art smile design, and a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere.

We consider it a privilege that you would trust us with your journey to a beautiful smile and look forward to you becoming part of our family!

Why Choose Us

Treatment Customized to YOU

Your treatment plan will be customized to meet your unique needs and concerns.

Quality Doctor/Patient Time

Dr. Bates wants each of his patients to be involved in their smile journey and to understand that THEY are valued.

Professional Expertise

Dr. Bates is a board-certified orthodontist with extensive training in all areas of orthodontics. He completed his training at some of the nation's most prestigious programs.

The Latest Technology

We utilize the most advanced, research-proven technology to comfortably design your dream smile in way that best fits your lifestyle.

Flexible Financing

Investing in your smile is well worth it — we truly believe you can't put a price on feeling good about yourself. We offer flexible payment options so finances don't have to hold you back from your dream smile.

Before & Afters

A beautifully designed smile projects confident, joy, and personability. The little details matter, a lot. We’re proud of the amazing results we are able to provide our patients. Check out these awesome smile transformations!

Smile Story - Anna
Smile Story - Anna

Smile Story

Meet Anna

“My smile has changed my life. There is not a day that goes by that someone doesn’t say ‘you look so happy’. Dr. Bates and this team are second to none. This is personalized service. The results speak for themselves.”

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Smile Story - Lainey
Smile Story - Lainey

Smile Story

Meet Lainey

“Every time I walked in they really welcomed me as a family member and I felt comfortable. I was really happy I was here. Dr. Bates listened to me and what my goals were. I felt really informed about what was actually happening and that was comforting. I knew I was going to come out with a great smile.”

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“Dr Bates is AMAZING. He's patient and gentle with the kids, and his staff is friendly and kind. Highly recommend Bates Family Orthodontics for your family.”
“Best practice ever!!! Dr. Bates always makes sure your satisfaction is at the forefront of his services. We appreciate all he has done for myself and my two children. Top notch clinical associates as well.”
“Dr. Bates and his team are simply awesome. Always greeted with our names as soon as we walk in the door. Very pleased with our outcomes of their orthodontic services! Definitely recommend as an A+++ team and Dr. Bates is...”
“What a great experience!! The staff was always kind and friendly! They were able to accommodate my crazy schedule with no problem and my teeth look great! Highly recommend!!”
“I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Bates and his team. Bates is clearly the leading orthodontist practice in Lynchburg, VA. The flexible scheduling, friendly and knowledgeable staff, along with easy and quick visits, made my Invisalign journey smooth and...”
“Dr. Bates is amazing with my daughter. At each visit, he explains what each tool is for and exactly what he is going to do. His staff is wonderful as well.”
“Dr. Mason Bates and his professional staff are truly outstanding. It is a pleasure to visit their office where team members actually enjoy being there, and treat each patient with kindness and respect.”
“Dr. Bates and his team are wonderful! Beautiful office, friendly people, and excellent orthodontic care.”

Schedule A Complimentary Consultation

We’d love to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Request a complimentary consultation to begin your orthodontic journey!