We recommend bringing your child in for a consultation at the first recognition of an orthodontic problem or airway concern, but no later than age 7. Children’s developing jaws and tongue posture can impact their airway and facial development, as well as their future smile aesthetics. The younger we catch growth or development issues the better the outcomes. During the initial consultation, Dr. Lauren will assess your child’s jaw growth, facial development, and airway concerns. If no treatment is indicated we will monitor their growth until all of their adult teeth have erupted.

Signs your child may benefit from PHASE I Early Orthodontic treatment

  • Crowded baby teeth
  • Upper or lower jaw too far forward or back
  • Crossbite
  • Snoring
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Thumb sucking

Common treatment options during Phase I

  • Expanders
  • Invisalign
  • Tongue exercises
  • Facemasks

Adult Orthodontic Solutions

It’s never too late to Love Your Smile! Dr. Lauren specializes in simple and complex adult treatment using Invisalign and braces.

At Troy Orthodontics we make it comfortable and convenient for our adult patients to go through orthodontic treatment. We offer private treatment rooms and minimize the need for in-office appointments because we know how busy life is!

Why adults may consider orthodontic treatment

  • Smile Aesthetics
  • Periodontal concerns
  • Oral hygiene
  • TMJ symptoms
  • Bite misaligned
  • Premature tooth wear
  • Airway concerns
  • Jaw or profile harmony
  • Speech impediment
  • Crowding, spacing, missing or chipped teeth

Invisalign ®

At Troy Orthodontics we offer Invisalign for Phase I (kids), Phase II (teens), and adult treatment. Experience the freedom of Invisalign — the clear choice for transforming your smile for children, teens, and adults. With custom-made, removable aligners, Invisalign offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Whether addressing minor crowding or complex orthodontic issues, Invisalign provides a virtually invisible solution that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Benefits of Invisalign treatment

  • Increased comfort
  • Almost no emergency appointments
  • No dietary restrictions
  • No painful poking wires, cut lips, gums, or cheeks
  • Better hygiene with the ability to brush and floss normally
  • Fewer office visits
  • 3D tooth movement planning
  • Virtual dental monitoring


Braces are celebrated for their unparalleled effectiveness in straightening teeth and correcting bite issues. Dr. Lauren specializes in traditional metal and gold braces at Troy Orthodontics for optimal comfort and treatment efficiency.


Traditional braces, composed of high grade stainless steel brackets and arch wires, have stood the test of time as a reliable solution for smile transformations. Despite their classic design, modern technology has enhanced their comfort and efficiency, making them a preferred choice for many patients.


Gold braces offer a sophisticated alternative for those seeking a touch of elegance in their orthodontic treatment. Crafted with precision and style, these braces provide a unique aesthetic while effectively aligning your teeth.


Our teeth naturally shift over time as we age. The best way to keep your teeth aligned and your smile looking youthful is to use a retainer. Retainers also act as a night guard and protect your enamel from grinding and wear. Our practice has a range of retainer options to fit your lifestyle and ensure your smile stays stunning. Just remember to pop them in as our orthodontic team advises, and you will Love Your Smile for years to come!

Teeth Whitening

We are excited to offer complimentary teeth whitening to our adult patients going through orthodontic treatment! Most adults are ideal candidates for at-home teeth whitening with our whitening products. We want to make it convenient for you to brighten your smile while at the same time you are straightening your teeth and improving your bite.

High-Tech Orthodontics

At Troy Orthodontics we harness the power of innovation to deliver precise, efficient, and superior results for our patients. Our team utilizes state-of-the-art technology to enhance every aspect of your orthodontic journey, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience from start to finish.

AI-Powered Virtual Monitoring

With remote dental monitoring, staying on top of your orthodontic treatment has never been easier! Our team can track your progress through digital platforms and provide remote guidance, minimizing the need for in-office visits while ensuring optimal outcomes.

Patients use a smartphone scanning app at home to see real-time updates on their progress. The AI-powered software analyzes images and sends data to both the patient and Dr. Lauren, ensuring if a problem arises, a quick solution can be found.

5D iTero Lumina Scanner

With the 5D iTero Lumina Scanner, Troy Orthodontics is pleased to offer the most modern technology available today. This state-of-the-art scanner generates precise 3D models of your teeth and gums, allowing us to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs. With the digital scan of your teeth, we can modify treatment plans in real-time, without the need for messy or inaccurate impressions. You will also be able to view a 3D simulation of your tooth movement! We are devoted to providing you with the most current technologies available to guarantee that your experiences with us are comfortable and effective.

Digital X-Ray

We utilize digital X-ray technology to obtain high-resolution images of your teeth and jaws with minimal radiation exposure. This provides detailed insights into your dental anatomy, enabling Dr. Lauren to tailor treatment plans to your needs.

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