Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS

Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

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Dr. Michael Laferla, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Joplin, MO and has been practicing for 22 years. He practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

LaFerla Ortho

2805 E 29th St

Joplin, MO 64804
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Dr. Laferla's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Laferla "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 completing the necessary requirements of oral and written exams, case studies, and extensive research. Originally from St. Louis, Dr. LaFerla moved to Carthage when he was a young boy in grade school. After graduating from Carthage High School in 1985, Dr. LaFerla began his journey toward becoming an orthodontist, and he is still creating smiles with style right here in Joplin! In 1999, Dr. LaFerla opened his own private practice in Joplin, MO. Dr. LaFerla is involved in several orthodontic and dental associations, and through these connections, he is able to participate in a variety of continuing education opportunities that enable him to offer his patients the most current treatment options. After returning to Missouri and opening his own practice, Dr. LaFerla met his wife Bre. Family is important to Dr. LaFerla, and he enjoys spending most of his free time with his wife and their daughter Jadyn. They are parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Joplin. Dr. LaFerla also enjoys traveling, landscaping, water and snow skiing, playing golf, and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Cardinals, Lions, Huskers, Trojans, and Seahawks."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Laferla "Our goal is to provide all patients with the highest quality orthodontic treatment. We strive to make orthodontics an enjoyable experience that will create an enhanced appearance, healthy smile and increased self-image. We work to provide the best customer service to each and every person who chooses our practice."

2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

11  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Spacing
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Underbite

9  Procedures

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  • Missouri Southern State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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