Meet Dr. Morris
As a licensed Kentucky Orthodontist, Dr. Lauren D. Morris performs a wide variety of orthodontic specialty treatments at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign all across the state. To treat her many patients, Dr. Morris frequently travels to Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond and Nicholasville. Through attentive personal care and one-on-one consultations, Dr. Morris is able to create unique treatment plans that improve the oral health and aesthetics of all her patients. Her attention to detail and expert training allow her to provide the best outcomes, which is why so many patients visit her for orthodontic care.
Skills & Specialties
As an Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Morris treats many conditions, including crowding, "bad bites" between the upper and lower teeth, spacing issues, and other conditions that pertain to the dentofacial structures. Her areas of expertise include the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dental malformations. The treatments she performs are designed to improve and maintain optimum contact, alignment, spacing, and movement between the teeth and jaws. Dr. Morris is highly-skilled in the following procedures: Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, surgical orthodontics, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, athletic mouth guards, Red, White and Blue aligners, space maintainers, laser gingivectomy, and dentofacial orthopedics.
Educations & Training
Dr. Morris received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in biology from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. She then continued her education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree and graduated with high distinction. She acquired her Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and certificate in orthodontics at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Louisville, KY. Afterwards, she decided to stay in the Bluegrass state to partner with Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign.
Dr. Morris is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
- University of Kentucky Alumni Association
- University of Louisville Orthodontics Alumni Association and Board Member
- Louisville Orthodontic Study Club
- American Dental Association
- Kentucky Dental Association
- Bluegrass Dental Society
Awards & Honors
Dr. Morris' exceptional work ethic resulted in her achieving the following academic honors:
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Dean's Scholarship
- American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award
- Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
- ADEA Preventative Dentistry Scholarship
- Hinman Dental Society Scholarship
words from Dr. Morris
"My desire to have a career working with my hands while helping others achieve beautiful, functional smiles led me to fall in love with orthodontics. Helping transform my patients' smiles and self-confidence is incredibly rewarding and continues to fuel my passion for orthodontics. As a Kentucky native, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to practice orthodontics where many of my friends and family live. I'm committed to providing outstanding care and helping my patients obtain the smiles of their dreams."