WE ARE ORTHODONTIC NERDS! Here at Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics, our passion is creating perfect smiles with the nerdiest new software and technology in Invisalign® and braces. We even use our experience to help Invisalign® and other companies improve their technology!

While we’re on the cutting-edge, we’ve actually been creating beautiful smiles for children, teens, and adults in Richmond, VA since 1998. We are different! Our goal is to provide a fun experience that is professional, efficient, and convenient, while still paying special attention to detail. Our expert orthodontists offer the most personalized care for any case, ranging from simple to extremely complex.

So, whether you want a Hollywood smile or just a little improvement, we’ve got you covered. The best part? We make it work for your lifestyle and needs with on-time appointments, flexible payment and financing options and two convenient locations! 


WE ARE DIFFERENT! And so are you. From challenging cases to the smallest tweaks, we give each patient the best personalized care available. We love people and love providing excellent orthodontic results. We love doing this so much, in fact, that we teach our secrets to other orthodontists and students!

We combine the experiences of three orthodontists with the use of the latest innovative systems and techniques to ensure that each patient receives the highest level and consistency of care. You’ll get to know each of the doctors at GLO. Each doctor received specialized training, and developed their approach based on that training. Each orthodontist is Board Certified* – a distinction for only 58% of the orthodontists in the country! By combining our expertise and consulting with each other, we’re able to explain all of your treatment options and develop a treatment plan that works best for you.


We are as high tech as you can get! We even help orthodontic companies (including Invisalign®) improve their technology.


We love what we do, and create beautiful smiles for the joy it brings to you.


Our doctors have over 40 years of combined experience, and have been perfecting smiles locally since 1998.


Being Diamond Plus means that we’re among the top 1% of Invisalign® providers, and have the expertise of treating even complex cases with clear aligners.


Our patients always receive the expertise of three Board Certified* doctors, providing automatic multiple opinions!


With three orthodontists and two locations we are able to schedule convenient appointments M-Th and some Fridays.


Dr. Gardner is adjunct faculty at VCU, the only orthodontic residency program in Virginia, and has completed over 6,000 Invisalign® cases, the most in the Richmond area!


We have competitive pricing, accept most insurance and offer flexible financing, and your payment includes treatment, retainers, and retainer checks with no extra fees!

Meet our doctors!

Dr. Gardner

Invisalign® Jedi

Dr. La Rochelle

Smile Whisperer

Dr. Tang

Smile Super Hero


We’re not just a leading Richmond Invisalign® provider at Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics, we’re among the top providers in the entire nation! In fact, Dr. Gardner teaches for the Invisalign Masters Program and lectures on the treatment internationally. We’ve helped thousands of patients achieve their dream smiles with the revolutionary system of clear aligners. There are a number of key benefits of Invisalign®:


The aligners are made from smooth, clear plastic. No one will be able to tell you’re straightening your teeth.


Thanks to our expertise and computerized treatment planning, you’ll get amazing results, even if you have a complex case.


You’ll take the aligners out to eat and brush and floss your teeth. That means no food restrictions and oral hygiene is a breeze.


The aligners are made from smooth, clear plastic. No one will be able to tell you’re straightening your teeth.


Thanks to our expertise and computerized treatment planning, you’ll get amazing results, even if you have a complex case.


You’ll take the aligners out to eat and brush and floss your teeth. That means no food restrictions and oral hygiene is a breeze.

Risk Free

We can treat almost any patient with clear aligners. However, if you don’t love your new smile, you can switch to braces at no charge.

My experience with the Gardner Willow Lawn location has been amazing. I started Invisalign treatment in Feb 2021, and for the past year and a half+ the staff have been extremely helpful, friendly, and informative. Every individual I’ve met in their office has been great, but I want to especially shout out Max and Jillian! I could always count on their friendly conversation and positive energy during my visits. Highly recommend.

I have been with them since October of last year doing my adult Invisalign treatment and I love how Dr. Tang is always so attentive, and listens to my concerns. Also, Alex and Max ALWAYS go above and beyond to help me with anything I need. Highly recommend!

I first started going to Gardner & La Rochelle Ortho in 2010 for Invisalign. From the very beginning, my experience with the customer service has been incredibly positive (with Max C. deserving special recognition). They are very responsive and professional, always taking the time to understand my questions/concerns so they can provide the best answer/solution. I am also very happy with the results from the Invisalign.

Recently completed my second round of orthodontic treatment with Gardner and La Rochelle Orthodontics (wear your retainer, kids!) and am so pleased with my smile. They take such care and made my experience with Invisalign such a breeze as an adult patient. Can't recommend enough!

Love, Love, Love this practice! My son and I are both doing Invisalign at the same time. GLO always schedules us together making it super easy. The staff is friendly, fun and excellent at what they do. Nine out of ten times I leave their office in a better mood than how I arrived. I'm ALMOST sad my treatment plan is coming to an end.

We love GLO! They make the kids feel so special, everyone who works there is amazing, and it is a pleasure to bring my kids there for orthodontic work!

We've been patients of Gardner orthodontics for 7 years and two kids, and we've always been happy with their professionalism, knowledge, flexibility, and the results! Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. The Crocs jibbetz and Dippin Dots for the kids keep it fun too.

We've always had a great experience at Gardner orthodontics. We hadn't been in 5+ years (since my kids had their braces removed) but had a retainer issue that needed attention. Heidi was extremely knowledgeable and worked with my daughter until the issue was fixed. She was outgoing, friendly and made the appointment fun. Thanks for great service all these years later!

I wish I had come here as a kid when I got braces. I visited today as a adult to get a new retainer after mine got lost and the staff and atmosphere are just really awesome.

We absolutely love Dr. Gardner and his staff! We’ve been seen at both locations and always have a wonderful experience. Three of our kids have been patients of Dr. Gardner, and have beautiful smiles!


    Board Certified Orthodontist

    Board certified orthodontist Dr. Graham Gardner knew he wanted to be an orthodontist by the 7th grade. He even did his 8th grade science fair project on orthodontics!

    Dr. Gardner later studied at Wake Forest, MCV, and NYU, where he worked closely with the cleft palate team on several complex cases. Since then, he’s been consistently voted “Best Orthodontist” in Richmond Magazine, Style Weekly, and Virginia Living and is known for his outstanding working relationships with both his patients and his peers.

    When Dr. Gardner isn’t perfecting smiles at his Richmond orthodontic practice, he also serves as faculty at VCU Orthodontics, lectures nationally and internationally for Invisalign®, is very active in multiple interdisciplinary study clubs throughout each year, and has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Virginia Dental Association, as well as President of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Gardner also teaches for the Invisalign Masters Program and performs Mission work at St. Jude’s Hospital in St. Lucia.

    Dr. Gardner was born on an American Army base in West Berlin, Germany and grew up in Martinsville, VA. He is happily married with three children. In his spare time, Dr. Gardner enjoys kiteboarding, white water kayaking, rock climbing, snow skiing, juggling fire, and anything else that involves the great outdoors, his family, and his friends! He has also been known to rappel off the SunTrust building dressed as Batman.

    In addition to being an orthodontist, Dr. Gardner is also a children’s author! To learn more about his books, visit his website.


    Board Certified Orthodontist

    Dr. Natalie La Rochelle considers being an orthodontist the best job in the world, and she feels lucky to spend time with children, teens and adults and watch their smiles transform.

    Dr. La Rochelle received her Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California at San Francisco, where she served as student body president and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

    Following dental school, Dr. La Rochelle earned her Master of Science in dentistry and specialty certificate in orthodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the Southern Association of Orthodontists’ Graduate Research Grant, the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award and the Pierre Fauchard Foundation Dental Scholarship.

    Dr. La Rochelle swam competitively in college for the UC Berkeley Women’s Swimming team, where she won an NCAA National Championship, earned PAC-10 Conference All-Academic honors and competed at the USA Swimming Olympic Trials in 2004 and 2008. She is excited to be in Richmond, VA and surrounded by patients who are fellow competitive swimmers. She enjoys encouraging them and hearing about the individual goals they set for themselves, as well as their latest competitions!

    Now, as an orthodontic specialist at Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics, Dr. La Rochelle relies on her knowledge and expertise to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Her areas of interest in the field include Invisalign®, accelerated orthodontics and biomechanics.


    Board Certified Orthodontist

    Board certified orthodontist Dr. Dana Tang loves working with children and teens, as well as adults. She chose the field of orthodontics after having treatment herself and realizing the impact of a smile. She wanted to help others experience the joy and confidence that a beautiful smile can give.

    After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, Dr. Tang received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. She also completed her orthodontic residency and received her Master of Science degree in orthodontics from UNC.

    Now, at Gardner & La Rochelle Orthodontics, Dr. Tang truly values building relationships with patients and working with them throughout the process and transformation.

    In her free time, Dr. Tang loves to spend time with her family and friends, to be active in the church and community, travel, garden, cook, and practice photography. Her husband is in the United States Army and they have two daughters and a dog.