Who We Are

The story of Bates Ortho


We are convinced we have the best jobs in the world and love watching smiles come to life. We would be honored to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Dr. Bates with Adult Patient

We are a Family

We have been creating award-winning smiles in Richmond since 2012. In this time we have seen thousands of lives change and we are thrilled to be a part of the journey. We will forever count our patients and staff as family.

Patient with Invisalign Model
Patient with Invisalign Model
Bates Orthodontics Staff with Patients
Patient with Invisalign Model
Bates Orthodontics Staff with Patients
Patient with Invisalign Model

We Believe

A Great Smile Can Change a Life

Have we cried tears of joy with patients? 100% What a joy and privilege it is to bring a smile to life and know it will be shared with the world.

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Dr. Sheldon Bates

We Don’t Take Ourselves Too Seriously

We are committed to excellent work, and we love it, but we definitely know how to have fun. As we enjoy our time with each other and with our patients, not only will your smile be great at the end of your journey, but you’ll smile along the way, too!

Highly recommend Bates Ortho. My whole family loves them.

Bates Orthodontics is the absolute best! We are beyond pleased.

Dr. Bates and his team made the process incredibly easy. I love my new smile!

Dr. Bates and staff are committed to both patient care and overall experience.

Everyone is so kind and happy. It's like a little family and I just love them!

We Believe In Options

You have lots of choices for how you can achieve your beautiful smile. Dr. Bates is skilled in using innovative orthodontic tools to weave your personal preferences into your treatment plan.

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