What Makes Our Practice Unique

We understand your desire to seek the best possible orthodontic care for you or your child. Here you will find a uniquely warm and inviting environment for adults and children with an extraordinary level of personal care and service!

Dr. Anderson is an Orthodontic Specialist

He is a registered specialist of the American Association of Orthodontists and has completed a rigorous orthodontic residency after attending dental school.

* Voted Best Orthodontist (Gold Winner Repeatedly) in Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight (Windsor, Smithfield, and Carrollton)

* Voted Best of the Best Orthodontist (Gold Winner Repeatedly) in all of Hampton

Dr. Anderson and staff are current with continuing education

Through membership in numerous study clubs, state and national meetings, numerous continuing education courses and meetings are attended to keep up with advances and technology in our orthodontic profession. 

Each staff member is certified through the Academy of Orthodontic 

Complimentary initial consultations

All initial orthodontic examinations for you or your child are complimentary. Whether you are referred by your family dentist or seek a consultation on your own, we will be glad to assist you in determining whether or not orthodontic treatment is indicated at this time or sometime in the future. In order to obtain the best quality results in a reasonable amount of time, initiating orthodontic care at the proper time is essential. Therefore, many patients are scheduled for complimentary recall/growth supervision observation visits until such time is indicated.

New online account and appointment system

We are pleased to inform you that we provide an online appointment and account information system which enables you to receive e-mail appointment reminders and provides you with secure, online access to appointment times and balance amounts.


All patients are given courtesy appointment reminders prior to their appointment as well as medication reminders and pre-visit instructions.

All options of treatment are presented

All patients are informed of the treatment options available so they can make the best-informed choices.

Parents are informed of treatment progress at each appointment

At every appointment, we make a conscious effort to inform you on treatment and if it is progressing according to schedule. We are committed to keeping you informed and will always make time to answer your questions. Parents are welcome to visit our treatment area while children are receiving care.

Latest technological advances in orthodontic therapy

Dr. Anderson and his caring staff utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as the new self-ligating brackets, invisible ceramic brackets, and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to insure that you receive the most effective care and beautiful smile possible.

Treatment is completed within the estimated time

With compliance, we have a very high success rate of completing within in the estimated treatment time. We pay close attention to the best time to initiate treatment and make sure not to start a child's treatment too early. Efficient systems are in place to insure that treatment is completed on schedule with the best quality results possible.

Special care is given to the treatment of our Adult Patients

We have the pleasure of treating many adult patients. Our office has been designed taking into consideration the specific needs of adult patients. In each office, specific treatment areas were created to allow for more privacy. Although treatment planning of adult patients differs from that of child patients, treatment modalities have been created to minimize visits while maximizing efficiency to accommodate an adult's busy schedule.

Multiple video play stations for patients and siblings while visiting our office

We provide a special area with video games for all ages as well as a "Lego" area for smaller children.

Win prizes in our Patient Rewards Contest

Win prizes and gift certificates monthly as well as through good oral hygiene and good school report cards. Contests are available routinely for children and adults to participate.

Colored braces and custom retainers

You won't believe all the color choices to decorate your braces. You can change your colors at each appointment. Customize your own retainer from an assortment of numerous designs including: American Flags, Glow-in-the-Dark, photos of pets, and even patients themselves! Be creative.

Beautifully restored home/office and décor

Our office is located in a beautifully restored home overlooking our own private lake with various wildlife and scenic landscaping. We offer our patients the convenience of parking at our front door with easy access into our unique office.

Our office is computerized

Upon your arrival, computers notify our staff of your arrival. All charts are kept confidentially on our computers and our Suffolk and Franklin offices are linked together.

We utilize multimedia presentations (IACT) and digital imaging (Dolphin Imaging) to enhance your understanding and visualization of your individual orthodontic needs

At you initial visit, a multimedia demonstration and digital imaging will be utilized to educate you on the recommended orthodontic treatment plan as well as aid Dr. Anderson in establishing a definitive and comprehensive treatment plan designed specifically to your needs.

Up-to-date sterilization systems are in place

Our instruments are dry-heat and/or autoclave sterilized between every patient. Single-use/disposable items are used when possible. Sterilization systems are tested by an independent biological monitoring service.

State-of-the-art appliances bring our treatment to a new level of clinical performance

  • Our ceramic brackets are virtually invisible and are designed to move the teeth efficiently. Clear wires are available as well.
  • Nickel-titanium arch wires create a continuous light force resulting in more efficient tooth movement with less discomfort to our patients.
  • Our light cure pre-pasted adhesive on the brackets make the process of placing the appliances on the teeth quick and comfortable.
  • Consequently, treatment is completed more quickly with a more ideal occlusion (bite).

We are a premier provider of INVISALIGN

Dr. Anderson is very experienced in the intricacies of the Invisalign Process. Much of the success of this treatment modality involves clinical acumen and experience.

Attention is paid to the retention and stabilization of the result

The majority of orthodontic relapse occurs along the lower front teeth and is usually caused by poor cooperation using a lower removable retainer. As a result, we often recommend alternatives such as a removable lower flexible Spring Retainer. We will discuss with each patient a definitive retention plan tailored to their individual needs as treatment comes to completion.

Treatment is tailored to each patient's individual needs

Care and consideration is taken by Dr. Anderson and his caring staff to treat each patient as an individual and not a “cookie cutter” treatment approach where every patient receives the same treatment modality regardless of their chief reasons for seeking orthodontic care.

A commitment to communication at each visit

We make a conscious effort to update you about you or your child’s treatment at every appointment. With daily “appointment summaries” and periodic formal progress reviews, patients and parents are kept abreast about treatment and if it is progressing according to schedule.

Dr. Anderson will personally take your phone calls

We will always make time to answer your questions and are available if you need to reach us. All patients are provided with Dr. Anderson's home and pager phone numbers for easy access.

Follow up phone calls to patients after key appointments

Dr. Anderson and his staff will make "care calls" to check up on our patients. We are always concerned and truly care about your experience with our office!


2490 Pruden Blvd. • Suffolk, VA 23434

1301 Armory Dr. • Franklin, VA 23851

info@anderson-orthodontics.com (757) 934-3000

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