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It's Never Too Early
For A Healthy Start

Our developmental orthodontic approach treats root problems, not just symptoms, to prevent common dental issues before they start.

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Girl who received airway focused orthodontic treatment at Chester Dental Care in the Greater Richmond area

Braces Alone Don't Always Treat The Underlying Causes

Our goal is pretty faces with less braces. Aesthetics are important - everybody wants a bright, healthy smile! But straightening and whitening teeth might not treat the root cause of dental and airway issues. By addressing the cause of malaligned teeth, we aim to improve overall function and support healthy breathing and sleep. At Chester Dental Care, we create a complete orthodontic treatment plan to align the jaw, open the airway, and straighten the teeth.

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Airway Orthodontics Treatment

Well Balanced Faces

Our jaws are meant to be positioned forward and grow wide! This allows for easy nasal breathing, an open airway, and proper tongue position. Teeth naturally straighten as a result of this process.

Treatment Results
  • Nasal Breathing
  • Expanded Airway
  • Straight Teeth
  • Proper Tongue Position
  • Big Smiles
The results of a well balanced face at Chester Dental Care in Chester, Virginia

Healthy Jaw Joints

Many common jaw and mouth problems are caused by the lower jaw sitting too far back towards the base of the skull. Our treatment expands the upper jaw, giving room for the lower jaw to move forward and rest in its natural position.

Symptoms of TMJD Can Include:
  • Headaches
  • Backaches
  • Earaches
  • Poor Posture
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Clicking & Popping
  • Teeth Grinding
Experience relief from TMJ at Chester Dental Care in Chester, VA

A Beautiful, Lasting Smile

Did you know that up to 80% of dental patients show symptoms of an underdeveloped midface and upper jaw? This can cause the lower jaw to react accordingly and also show signs of underdevelopment. We utilize orthodontic appliances that can promote remodeling of the midface in adults and stimulate jaw growth in children. The lower jaw follows suit - this time in a positive way!

Positive Benefits
  • Expanded Upper Jaw
  • Natural Midface Development
  • Healthy Lower Jaw Position
  • Wider, Brighter Smiles
  • Gentle Orthodontic Approach
  • Myofunctional Therapy Integration
Positive smiles and jaw position at Chester Dental Care in Chester, VA.

An Epigenetic Approach

Our body has an epigenetic blueprint which can create optimal facial development and growth. When jaws develop fully as a result of new bone growth, straight teeth can grow correctly into that new tissue!

Our Treatment Approach
  • Treat The Foundation
  • Treat Early
  • Treat The Cause
Successful epigenetic approach at Chester Dental Care in the Greater Richmond Area

CandidPro Clear Aligners

At Chester Dental Care, bringing our patients the latest and most effective dental technology is a top priority. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we are now offering Candid clear aligners. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment gives you an affordable way to achieve a straighter, healthier smile, with remote monitoring technology that makes it incredibly convenient.

Candid Clear Aligners Offer:
  • Treatment for Malocclusion
  • Straighter Teeth
  • Unmatched Detail
  • Durable Design
  • Carbon 3D printing
Candid Aligner Kit at Chester Dental Care in Chester, VA

We Know That Choosing A Dentist Is A Big Decision

Two decades of experience
Educators in the dental field
310+ reviews on Google with a 4.8 star average
State-of-the-art equipment & technology
Vivos-trained in airway dentistry
Vivos Clinical Advocates
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Why Chester Dental Care?

Treat Root Causes

We go beyond symptoms to create treatment plans that work towards your overall health.

Long-Term Results

We want our patients to experience oral and airway health today, tomorrow, and for the rest of their lives.

Modern Treatment

We utilize the latest technology to ensure you're getting the best of care from beginning to end.

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The Path To Health Starts Here

Step 1
Request an Appointment

Contact us to schedule your initial appointment at Chester Dental Care.

Step 2
Experience the Chester Dental Care Difference

Get a comprehensive dental and airway treatment plan.

Step 3
Start Your Journey Toward Health

Start treatment so you can smile brighter, sleep tighter, and live lighter.

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Don't Take Our Word For It

I would not consider going to any other dental practice. Dr. Rodrigues is quite experienced and knowledgeable, and might I add that she’s an absolutely lovely person. There is no one on her staff that I haven’t liked. The office is immaculate and equipment is the latest. Five stars all way around.
-Ann B.
Child holding clear aligners after airway orthodontic treatment at Chester Dental Care

Does My Child Need Airway Orthodontic Treatment?

Early intervention is critical to your child's oral and airway health. If your child (or you!) experience difficulty breathing during sleep, it's time to request an appointment. Sleep disordered breathing and its associated symptoms can be caused by partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway. Up to 5% of children may be affected by obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This can mean an increased risk of developing health problems later in life, in addition to creating behavioral problems or learning disorders in the present.

By using airway orthodontics at a young age, it's possible to align the jaw and open the airway while bones and soft tissues are still forming. In addition to a brighter and straighter smile, airway-focused orthodontics can prevent long-term symptoms like chronic fatigue, poor sleep, snoring, hypertension, anxiety, depression, TMJ disorders, jaw pain, and mild to moderate sleep apnea.

We serve the Greater Richmond, Virginia area, including Chesterfield, Henrico, Powhatan, and Hanover counties as well as the cities of Richmond, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg. Request an appointment today to find out how we can help you and your child smile brighter, sleep tighter, and live lighter!

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