Family Dentistry of Short Pump is Glen Allen’s top orthodontics specialist.

Choose for your dental treatments, and you’ll get compassionate care from Glen Allen’s best. Using our state-of-the-art iTero® Element scanner, we'll create digital 3D models of your teeth and gums. These images allow our dentists to get a detailed, precise picture of your mouth and to better assist you in creating a personalized treatment plan. Our dentists are experienced in many procedures and techniques, including braces, retainers, surgical orthodontics, emergency orthodontic care, and more.


Braces can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. From teens to adults, we’re here at every step of the way. From determining the best method for aligning your teeth to the reveal of your best smile, our team is here for you.


After your braces come off, we’ll help you maintain your new smile with retainers. Our dentists will create a customized retainer for you and teach you  routines that will keep your teeth from shifting back.

Surgical orthodontics

Most patients' smiles can be corrected with braces or clear aligners, but in complex cases, orthodontic surgery is sometimes needed. Our dentists are trained in many types of orthodontic surgical treatment and are here to safely and effectively correct your jaw or other complex oral health issues to create the beautiful smile you want and deserve.

Emergency orthodontic care

From adjusting brackets or wires that come out of place to more urgent requests, our team is here to make sure your braces are comfortable and effective. If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, call us so we can determine how to best assist you.

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Growth Modification Treatment

Growth modification is utilized in the first phase of a two-stage interceptive orthodontic treatment for children with misaligned teeth and bites. Treatment for growth modification is used when bones are still in the growing process and is most effective during a child’s growth spurts.

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Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment refers to two separate times when a child receives orthodontic care. The first phase is done while the child still has many or most of their primary or “baby” teeth. The second takes place when the child has most or all of their permanent teeth.

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