Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS

Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS

Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsMaleAge 54

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Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS is a Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Practitioner in Joplin, MO and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Dentistry medical school in 1993. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Laferla to book an appointment.


LaFerla Ortho

La Ferla Inc2805 E 29th St Joplin, MO 64804

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Dr. Laferla's conditions and procedures:

  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Damon® System
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Spacing
  • Herbst® Appliance
  • Invisalign®
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Palatal Expander
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Underbite

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide all patients with the highest quality orthodontic treatment. We strive to make orthodontics an enjoyable experience that will create...Read more


Dr. LaFerla is proud to be the first board-certified orthodontist in the Joplin area. He became a Diplomate with the American Board of Orthodontics after...Read more

Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics


University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
Residency Hospital
University of Nebraska / College of Dentistry
Medical School
University of Nebraska / College of Dentistry|University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
Medical School
University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
Medical School
Missouri Southern State University
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS's top areas of care?

Dr. Laferla frequently treats Clear Dental Braces, Crooked Teeth, and Crossbite. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Laferla treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS's office located?

Dr. Laferla's office is located at 2805 E 29th St, Joplin, MO 64804. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS offer telehealth services?

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