Meet the orthodontist who is going to bring you your “Feinest” smile

Dr. Rachel Feinstein is an enthusiastic board-certified orthodontist in Richmond, Virginia with a positive attitude toward life that is inspiring. Highly educated, well-trained, and fluent in Spanish, she attended Washington University in St. Louis where she earned her undergraduate degree.

Dr. Rachel Feinstein obtained her dental education from New York University College of Dentistry, followed by a one-year Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research Fellowship, and a three-year Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at NYU.

During her research fellowship year, she focused her study on understanding accelerated and efficient orthodontics. She is proud to have had her research published and on the cover of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and used in seminars on orthodontics. Her training focused on areas of Invisalign, traditional braces, orthognathic surgery cases, early interceptive treatment, adult orthodontics, among others.

Dr. Feinstein is experienced in the latest techniques and certified in the most up-to-date procedures. She is passionate about “mindful orthodontics,” an approach that considers a patient’s whole-body health, habits (e.g., thumb sucking, sleep conditions, tongue thrusting, breathing), and lifestyle when formulating her treatment plans.  She is highly qualified to provide individualized comprehensive, compassionate, and comfortable care for children, teenagers, and adults. She’ll always sit with every patient at every appointment to make the orthodontic experience extraordinary!

Dr. Feinstein grew up in sunny Florida and met her husband Jarrod, a Richmond native, during college. Both are committed to giving back to their community in a variety of ways. She is proud of the work and support she has accomplished with the following organizations:

  • World Pediatric Project
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • Weinstein JCC Early Childhood
  • Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
  • Local Elementary and Middle Schools: Fit for Life
  • Clinical Preceptor – Nova University School of Medicine outreach mission to Ecuador
  • NYU Dental Outreach Missions to Bluefields Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic

Dr. Feinstein and her husband have two beautiful children, Noah and Claire. They love to bake, hike, swim, play soccer, tennis, and pickleball.

Dr. Feinstein loves what she does: creating beautiful, healthy smiles that will last a lifetime. The outcomes produced will be positively life-changing. She looks forward to serving the Richmond community’s orthodontic needs.