Welcome to John W. King, D.D.S. Orthodontics!

Providing the most comfortable, knowledgeable, and professional treatment in our field.

Children & Adolescents

In many patients, early treatment achieves results that are unattainable once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Creating beautiful SMILES for all ages!

From adolescents to adults, Dr. John King can help a broad range of patients achieve the smile they deserve.

How long does treatment take?  What are braces like? Learn About Orthodontics

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From our spacious waiting room full of activities, to the soothing scenery of our treatment rooms.

Meet Dr. John King and his Team

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Most of our employees have worked with Dr. King for a number of years. We believe in a team approach to treatment and excellence is always our goal. Each staff member attends continuing education courses annually in order to provide state-of-the-art treatment and the maximum in care for our patients. Collectively, our staff has treated thousands of patients over the years, but the most important aspect of treatment is the care and concern for each individual patient. ¬†Our dedication and commitment towards healthy and bright smiles was recently recognized as our office was named, “Richmond’s #1 Orthodontist” by Style Weekly Magazine. Our practice specializes in metal and clear braces, invisalign, early orthodontic treatment, and jaw surgery. Dr. John King has practiced in the Chesterfield community for over 25 years and received most of his education in Virginia. He first attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Gettysburg College. Later, he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. After acquiring certification as an orthodontist from MCV, Dr. King continued on to earn his Board Certification in 1989.

Orthodontic FAQ's

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance.

Why do dental and facial problems occur?

Most malocclusions (dental/facial irregularities) are inherited, but some are acquired. Inherited problems include crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth, cleft palate and a wide variety of other irregularities of the jaws and face. Acquired malocclusions can be caused by thumb or finger sucking, tongue thrusting, the airway being restricted by tonsils and adenoids, dental disease, or premature loss of primary or permanent teeth. Whether inherited or acquired, many of these problems affect not only alignment of the teeth but alsofacial appearances

When should treatment begin?

There is no one answer to this question because each orthodontic problem determines its own best starting time. For this reason, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child first visit an orthodontist by age 7 — or earlier if an orthodontic problem is detected by parents, the family dentist or the child’s physician. This may surprise you because orthodontic treatment is usually associated with adolescence. An early examination, however, allows the orthodontic specialist to determine when a child’s particular problem should be treated for maximum improvement with the least time and expense. In many patients, early treatment achieves results that are unattainable once the face and jaws have finished growing.