Welcome to Choice Orthodontics!

Thank you for visiting the website of Choice Orthodontics, the office of Dr. Lauren Windhorst. If you are looking to achieve the straighter, more confident smile you’ve always wanted, there’s no better place in Northwest Missouri. From braces to Invisalign to orthognathic surgery, we are the area’s premier provider in orthodontic care.

As a certified orthodontic specialist, our hometown orthodontist, Dr. Lauren Windhorst, and her exceptional team are committed to giving you the healthy, functional smile you deserve. We offer a wide range of cutting-edge orthodontic options at our practice for patients of all ages – child, teen or adult.

Patient care is our top priority at Choice Orthodontics. We pride ourselves on delivering custom treatment plans for every patient. So whether you visit us at our Saint Joseph, MO or Gallatin, MO office, you can count on us to be there for you!

Why Choose an Orthodontic Specialist

Dr. Lauren Windhorst holds the designation of an orthodontic specialist. This means that after graduating dental school, she received an additional two and a half years of orthodontic training at an accredited orthodontic specialty program.

As a result, Dr. Lauren Windhorst specializes in more than just straight teeth. She also has a mastery of bite alignment, which is a big contributing factor to your smile. Utilizing her extensive dental and orthodontic skills, Dr. Windhorst’s overall goal is to help patients achieve straight, beautiful smiles by providing orthodontic solutions tailored to suit each patient’s lifestyle and personal preferences.

Cutting-Edge Treatment

At Choice Orthodontics, Dr. Windhorst continuously strives to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontic treatment. As such, our practice offers a full range of treatment options, including: metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, AcceleDent, and TRIOS and iTero Digital Impressions.


  • Unlike your traditional system of wires and brackets, Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system using a series of clear, plastic aligners that move your teeth into the correct position without noticeable, bulky materials interfering with your smile. This appliance is available to adult and teen patients who have certain orthodontic problems.


  • AcceleDent is a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed to speed up your orthodontic treatment so that you can attain that beautiful smile in less time! The comfortable, light-weight device stimulates “microvibrations” on your teeth to increase bone movement by up to 50%. Like with SureSmile, Choice Orthodontics is the only orthodontic office in Northwest Missouri to offer this form of orthodontic treatment.

TRIOS and iTero Digital Impressions

  • No more goop, gagging or discomfort from traditional impressions. The new, state-of-the-art TRIOS and iTero intraoral scanners can capture a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaws. This new technology will help eliminate the tray and putty impressions. The old technique can be unpleasant and can result in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken or misplaced. The TRIOS and iTero scanners ensure a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. At Choice Orthodontics, we are dedicated to making your orthodontic treatment as easy, efficient and comfortable as possible.

Book Your Appointment Today

Choice Orthodontics’ two offices are proud to serve the areas of St. Joseph, MO and Gallatin, MO, as well as surrounding Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas cities, such as Cameron, Bethany, Chillicothe, Hamilton, Maryville, Platte City, North Kansas City, Savannah, Trenton, Atchison and Hiawatha.

To learn more about Choice Orthodontics and the services we offer, please continue exploring our website. If you would like to book your appointment with Dr. Lauren Windhorst or schedule a free consultation, contact our practice today. Or, you can request an appointment online at either our St. Joseph or Gallatin office. We look forward to working with you and helping you smile brighter!

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Choice Orthodontics

  • St. Joseph Office - 803 N.36th St., Suite A, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: 816-279-8300
  • Gallatin Office - 307 S. Main St., Suite B, Gallatin, MO 64640 Phone: 816-279-8300

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