What Sets Us Apart

At Bates Family Orthodontics designing beautiful smiles is our passion, but loving people is our livelihood. We pride ourselves on providing confident, beautiful smiles while building lasting relationships that allow us to love, serve, empower, and impact our patients and community. When you choose to pursue treatment at our practice, you become part of our family!

Quality Doctor/Patient Time

In addition to delivering excellent orthodontic treatment, Dr. Bates prides himself on building lasting relationships with his patients and their families. He truly wants each of his patients to understand and be excited by their smile transformation. No matter where you’re at along your smile journey, Dr. Bates takes the time to ensure that you understand the needs and goals related to your treatment, as well as answering any questions along the way. Dr. Bates wants each of his patients to understand that THEY are valued, and that he considers it a privilege that they would trust our team with their care.

Treatment Customized to YOU

Every patient presents with a unique situation and concerns. Dr. Bates believes that excellent and efficient treatment outcomes are the result of attention to detail, proper diagnosis, and clear, honest communication. Your treatment plan will be customized by Dr. Bates to meet your specific needs and concerns.

Professional Expertise

Dr. Bates is a board-certified orthodontist (an honor held by only 58% of orthodontists) that has had extensive training in all areas of orthodontics, including braces and clear aligner treatment (Invisalign) for all ages, jaw surgery, interdisciplinary care, and craniofacial syndromes such as cleft palate. He completed his training at some of the nation’s most prestigious programs.

Dr. Bates’ orthodontic expertise has earned the trust of many of his colleagues in providing care for themselves and their family members, something he is very grateful for.

The Latest Technology

Dr. Bates utilizes the most advanced, research-proven, technology to design your dream smile. He uses digital treatment planning, 3D scanning, 3D x-rays and even 3D printing to ensure that your smile journey is as efficient, safe, and comfortable as possible. Gone are the days of ooey-gooey impressions, 20+ visits to the orthodontist, lengthy treatment times, and simply straightening teeth. Dr. Bates is truly designing each and every patient's unique smile.

Flexible Financing

We believe that choosing to pursue orthodontic treatment is a life-changing investment in the overall well-being of children and adults. It is our goal to eliminate any barriers and financial concerns for those who desire this important service. We accept most insurances and offer flexible financing options that can be catered to fit your budget. Our team will handle everything to ensure that your smile journey is stress-free!

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“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.”