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."
"I had braces as a child and after losing/not wearing my retainers like I should have, I am ready for round 2 of braces with Dr. Morris! Dr. Morris has been exceptional to work with and offered multiple treatment plans that would accommodate my needs to make space for a future implant and a straighter smile. I am very excited to start treatment at Kentucky Orthodontics and Invisalign!"
"I just started Invisalign treatment with Dr. Morris. I wanted the shortest treatment time possible so she included Acceledent in my plan. I should be finished in 4-5 months! I'm loving the results so far."
"Dr. Lauren Morris made my dreaded experience of getting braces for the second time as easy as possible! She was extremely attentive and addressed all my concerns and needs. She was very thorough and explained all aspects of my treatment plan. She always made me feel comfortable and genuinely cared about my end result as much as I did, if not more. I have a beautiful perfect smile thanks to Dr. Morris and I couldn’t be happier with my results. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in achieving their dream smile!"
"Dr. Morris is the best! She is currently treating our child with an expander. Our child was beyond frightened by the process, but Dr. Morris put him at ease and made everything ok. I would recommend this group to anyone looking for orthodontists!"
"Dr. Morris is a fantastic orthodontist! She designed my Invisalign case, and completely surpassed my expectations. I am familiar with a lot of orthodontists (I am a dentist), but I trusted Dr Morris to do my case, and I would choose her again. I can only say positive things about my experience. Orthodontics is about more than “straight teeth”. It’s also about how your bite comes together, and how each tooth relates to the teeth on the opposite jaw. Dr Morris understands all of these really important principles, so that’s why I would recommend her to anybody. She’s also really easy to talk to, down to earth, and just a great person. Thanks again for all the hard work you put into my case! All the best to you, Dr Morris!"
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