Braces and Invisalign in Lynchburg

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for pursuing orthodontic treatment. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with orthodontic treatment will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

Bates Family Orthodontics offers you nothing but the latest and greatest treatment options so that you can get straight teeth in a way that fits your life.

Show Off Your Smile

When you complete your treatment at Bates Family Orthodontics, you’ll gain the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off!

You should feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, so we’re dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.


How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance.

Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Last?

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is.

A big factor in a successful treatment is you!

The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be.

For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take.

Schedule your free, no-pressure consultation so Dr. Bates can help you make the right decision for you and your dream smile.