Lauren Windhorst, DDS, MS
formerly Lauren Gossett
803 N. 36th Street, Suite A
St. Joseph, MO 64506
307 South Main Street, Suite B
Gallatin, MO 64640

Why Choose Choice Orthodontics?

At Choice Orthodontics, Dr. Windhorst and her team understand the various motivations for seeking orthodontic care. We understand that the success of our work is measured not only by providing you with a beautiful, healthy smile, but also with a wonderful experience along the way that you can share with your friends, family, and colleagues. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to discover the secret behind some of Saint Joseph's and Gallatin's best smiles!

A Personal Touch and Experienced Doctor

  • You will always receive personal attention and open communication from every member of our team.
  • You will see Dr. Windhorst at every appointment. She determines the placement of your braces and will closely monitor treatment at each visit. That's why we have an over 95% success rate at completing treatment within the original estimated time frame.
  • Semi-private treatment areas that allow parents, friends, siblings, and significant others to stay informed and follow along with treatment.
  • Dr. Windhorst has seen thousands of happy patients in her offices. She is the choice for many local dentists when they need orthodontic treatment for their children, family, and staff. Choice Orthodontics prides itself on excellent orthodontic results in as quick a time as possible.
  • An experienced staff of 6 that has an average of 18 years working as either a chairside assistant or front desk staff.


  • We value your time and will see you on time with the help of our computerized patient flow system.
  • We offer appointments as early as 7:00am and as late as 6:00pm to fit your busy schedule.
  • Seamless communication with your dentist to ensure overall dental health.
  • We offer flexible and affordable payment plans and methods. Extraordinary value for our level of fees.

At the Forefront of the Orthodontic Industry

  • Digital impressions that are quicker, more comfortable and more accurate than the old, goopy impressions.
  • Digital x-ray machine that is more accurate and with less radiation than equivalent non-digital machines.
  • Digital imaging, 3-D simulations, and computerized charting.
  • We take pride in our high standards of medical grade sterilization, patient safety, and in planning your evidence-based treatment.
  • Both Dr. Windhorst and her team stay up-to-date with continuing orthodontic education and practice management.

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™

  • Dr. Windhorst is one of the most highly sought out Invisalign doctors in the Northwest Missouri area.
  • One of a few certified Invisalign and Invisalign Teen providers in the Saint Joseph and Gallatin areas.
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