Dr. Lavigne is a board-certified orthodontist who has taken over ten times the amount of continuing education needed for her license.
Not only is she an expert when it comes to aligning teeth, she’s also a resource in the New England area for patients with more complex needs, like creating space for implants and crowns, evaluating and treating joint issues of the TMJ, and working closely with colleagues to manage patients with sleep and breathing concerns or diagnosed disorders like sleep apnea.
In addition to treating patients in our Wakefield location, Dr. Lavigne regularly travels the country and the world to lecture to other dentists and orthodontists on these topics.
Dr. Lavigne is the only dentist in the world that is both a board-certified orthodontist through the American Board of Orthodontics as well as an accredited cosmetic dentist through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Although she limits her practice to orthodontics today, you’re in the hands of a provider that is detail-oriented and has an extremely high standard of care!Drop a line
Dr. Lavigne is a board-certified orthodontist with a background in esthetic dentistry, creating beautiful smiles for even the most complex cases. She has extensive training in airway & breathing health and growth & development, and a passion for early intervention to help children who show signs of sleep or breathing disorders, working closely with pediatricians, sleep physicians, ENTs, speech pathologists, and myofunctional therapists to aid in improved overall health.She is happy to offer virtual consultations for patients referred for care from outside of the state.
Originally from Rhode Island, she attended LaSalle Academy before completing her undergraduate studies at Creighton University and her doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Connecticut. Motivated by her own orthodontic journey, she returned to a residency at Tufts University in Boston. Today, she lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetics, function, sleep, and breathing disorders as they relate to dentistry.Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Lavigne loves to water and snow ski with her husband Chris and their daughter Yvette, and spend time with their miniature labradoodle Lenny.