Loving People is Our Livelihood

We understand choosing to pursue orthodontic treatment is a life-changing decision, so we consider it a privilege that you trust us to care for you and your family.

We pride ourselves on providing confident, beautiful smiles while building lasting relationships allowing us to love, serve, empower, and impact our community.

Here is why you should choose Bates Family Orthodontics:

Personalized Care

Every patient presents with a unique situation and concerns. We believe that excellent and efficient treatment outcomes are the result of attention to detail, proper diagnosis and study of each patient's presentation, and clear and honest communication.

When you visit our office you will be considered part of our family and will be treated with the same level of care that we would provide our own families.

Dr. Bates and team are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care and welcome questions or comments at any time.

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Professional Training

Dr. Bates has had extensive professional training. After he earned his bachelor's degree (four years), he completed dental school and obtained his doctorate degree (four years).

Dr. Bates then went on to complete further specialty training in orthodontics by attending orthodontics residency programs where he earned his master's degree and certificate in orthodontics (two years). That's a long road and a lot of degrees to ensure that you are receiving the highest level of care possible!

Dr. Bates further demonstrated his commitment to maintaining the skills, knowledge and judgment necessary to provide his patients with the highest level of patient care by completing the process of becoming a board-certified orthodontist. He is proud to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an honor that is only held by around 50% of practicing orthodontists.

Dr. Bates is highly trained in all areas of orthodontics, including braces for both children and adults, clear aligner treatment (Invisalign), jaw surgery, interdisciplinary care, and craniofacial syndromes such as cleft palate.

State-of-the-Art Techniques

Bates Family Orthodontics offers the most up-to-date, research-proven orthodontic techniques to provide you with the most comfortable, efficient, and aesthetic treatment possible.

Impressions, X-rays, treatment planning, printing models, and even braces and clear aligners can all be done digitally now due to the help of 3D technology.

Aesthetics are important to us and we can offer you a range of subtle and effective treatment options.

Communicating with our office and completing any necessary forms can all be done from the convenience of your phone.

Flexible Payment Plans

We believe that choosing to pursue orthodontic treatment is a life-changing decision and we want to eliminate any barriers to obtaining this valuable treatment that we can.

We accept most insurances and have a range of financing options, including in-house no-interest financing, to make orthodontic treatment fit into your budget. Our team will make sure that you are fully informed before your treatment begins.

Start Your Smile Journey Today!

We look forward to getting to know you and providing you with the smile you've always dreamed of!