About Our Office

The team at Lavonia offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Dr. Schaefer attended the Dental College of Georgia and has practiced since 1998
  • Dr. Schaefer is a board certified orthodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Former U.S. Army Officer in the Army Dental Corps
  • Smile Doctors Orthodontics in Lavonia, GA proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 30553, 30643, 30662
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking team
  • Convenient locations in Lavonia and Toccoa
  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
55 Pearson Way,
Ste A,
Lavonia, GA, 30553-6328
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8am-12:30pm
Recent Google Reviews:

"They have always made sure my son was comfortable with what needed to be done and they always make it feel like dealing with good friends"

5-star
Christopher Roberts

About Our Office

The team at Lavonia offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Dr. Schaefer attended the Dental College of Georgia and has practiced since 1998
  • Dr. Schaefer is a board certified orthodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Former U.S. Army Officer in the Army Dental Corps
  • Smile Doctors Orthodontics in Lavonia, GA proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 30553, 30643, 30662
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking team
  • Convenient locations in Lavonia and Toccoa
  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
55 Pearson Way,
Ste A,
Lavonia, GA, 30553-6328
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8am-12:30pm
Google
5-star

Orthodontic Services Available

Braces

Smile Doctors offers metal and ceramic braces to suit our patients’ needs. Our orthodontists can develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan for kids, teens, and adults.

Invisalign® Aligners

A clear alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are a convenient choice for adults and teens looking to discreetly straighten their teeth with clear aligners.

Smile Express®

Get the smile of your dreams in six months or less with Smile Express®! Learn how our local orthodontists can help adults touch up their smile with aligners shipped straight to your door.

Retainers

Keep your smile beautiful with clear or fixed retainers from Smile Doctors. Our orthodontists can fit a new or existing patient for a retainer and offer retainer repairs and replacements if needed.

Rising Star (7& Up)

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children see an orthodontist by age 7. Our RISING STAR program provides children ages 5-10 with complimentary, early care.

Current Offers and Insurance

Everyone deserves a confident and affordable smile. Convenient monthly payments and discounts are available for qualifying patients. We accept most insurance plans and will check your coverage during your FREE initial consultation.

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GET UP TO $500 OFF TREATMENT
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Up to $500 Off
On comprehensive braces or Invisalign® aligner treatment

* When you sign up for autopay. Additional restrictions & exclusions may apply. Offer excludes any and all services and items covered in-full or in-part by any state or federal Medicaid program.

Pay in Full
Discounts when you pay in full for treatment

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Military Discount
10% off braces or Invisalign® aligners

A special offer for service members and family

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Family Plan
Discounts when multiple family members start treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Lavonia

David Schaefer
Dr. David Schaefer

David Schaefer is happy to create beautiful smiles for his patients in his home state.

Schaefer attended Young Harris College and the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and completed dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. He then entered the Army a second time as an Army Dental Corps officer, completing a one-year general dentistry residency at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was later selected to the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program  at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then

returned to serve as Professor, Chief of Orthodontics for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.

Schaefer is a board-certified orthodontist as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction held only by a small percentage of orthodontists.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and giving back to his community.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Lavonia

David Schaefer
Dr. David Schaefer

David Schaefer is happy to create beautiful smiles for his patients in his home state.

Schaefer attended Young Harris College and the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and completed dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. He then entered the Army a second time as an Army Dental Corps officer, completing a one-year general dentistry residency at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was later selected to the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program  at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then

returned to serve as Professor, Chief of Orthodontics for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.

Schaefer is a board-certified orthodontist as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction held only by a small percentage of orthodontists.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and giving back to his community.

Awards & Certifications

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In the Community

LOur team members make a difference in our communities every day. Whether we are putting on events at our clinics or hosting tooth talks in the schools, filling backpacks with supplies or donating time to those in need, creating smiles is our passion.

Patient Reviews

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“Always do outstanding job”

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Sharon Buffington
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“I am always very happy every time I go to them. They are very professional and take care of my son with anything he needs.”

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Sharon Taylor
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“Couldn’t ask for a better group of professionals to care for my smile. So friendly and welcoming and always on time for my appointments. Don’t second guess yourself about choosing Smile Doctors to care for your orthodontic needs!”

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Holden Ortiz
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“They were very nice. Office was cleanly. We were in and out quickly.”

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Halina Raynor
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“Dr. Schaefer and the team at Smile Doctors have always been so nice and welcoming when I go to my appointments. They are quick to help and answer questions in case of emergencies and I have enjoyed going to my orthodontist appointments. I would recommend them to everyone.”

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Reese Mitchell