Bringing Smiles to Life

Lawrence J. Levens, DDS, MsD, MScLO

What Makes Levens Orthodontics Different?

Not all smiles are alike. The same is true for orthodontists. Dr. Levens’ 25+ years of experience and his world class education means the best results and quicker treatment times for you. With two Master’s degrees and a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Esthetic Orthodontics, Dr Levens is most qualified to assess and implement your treatment faster, better and more affordably (with zero-interest payment plans).

Smile Arc Technology

Introducing Smile Arc Technology

Before you choose an orthodontist for you or your child, you need to know an important fact: as you age, so does your smile. Surprised? Most people are. So, what can you do to ensure your orthodontic treatment results in a smile that ages well and remains youthful and beautiful? Click here to learn how Levens Orthodontics can help keep your smile healthy, strong and looking young.
Before you choose an orthodontist for you or your child, you need to know an important fact: as you age, so does your smile. Surprised? Most people are. So, what can you do to ensure your orthodontic treatment results in a smile that ages well and remains youthful and beautiful?
Click here to learn how Levens Orthodontics can help keep your smile healthy, strong and looking young.
Lungula Hidden Braces

Lingual Hidden Braces are placed behind the teeth, making them the most invisible type of braces available. Even when compared to clear, removable aligners, these hidden braces do not require any visible attachments, edges of material or material that wraps around the teeth that shows. Best of all, we do the work so that you don’t have to place and remove your aligners each time you eat, drink and brush/floss your teeth. We strive to make your experience easy and worry-free! Plus, studies have shown Lingual Hidden Braces achieve the most precise results versus other options and Dr. Levens is the only orthodontist in North America with this expertise. Click here to learn more.

5 star orthodontist

Thank you for making Dr. Levens of Levens Orthodontics a five-star provider. We are very proud of all the outstanding reviews we receive from our clients. From the complimentary consultation and throughout your treatment, we’ve impressed you with our exceptional care and consideration – not to mention the beautiful results you will enjoy. Click here to read more about what our patients have to say about Levens Orthodontics.

Top St. Louis, MO Orthodotist

Dr. Levens has been selected a top orthodontist in the St. Louis Metropolitan area every year since the TopDentist poll began in 2012. Every year, Saint Louis Magazine surveys all the dentists in the area and asks them who they recognize as an exceptional orthodontist. Based on the results they see on a daily basis, Dr. Levens has been awarded TopDentist status every year since it has been awarded.

Services We Offer

Lingual Hidden Braces

move to WIN
Incognito Hidden Braces
Incognito Lite Hidden Braces

Clear Removable Aligners

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® First

3M Clarity

Tried and True Braces

traditional steel braces Traditional Stainless Steel

clear sapphire braces  Clear Sapphire Braces

braces in fun shapesBraces In Fun Shapes

braces with fun colorsBraces With Fun Colors

Indirect Bonding

Digital Scanning

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Meet Dr. Levens


Google 5 Star Rating

"Safety Through Covid"

Dr. Levens and his entire staff are exceptional! It’s clear that patient courtesy and stress free appointments are a high priority for them. I recently made my first visit since the Covid pandemic and I was very impressed with all of the safety measures that were in place and how well they were executed. The staff communicated the changes in advance and made sure I knew what to expect. Safety is just another area where Levens Orthodontics shines!

– Jennifer Lupia-van Garderen

"Safety Through Covid"

Dr Levens has been the most responsible and concious doctor we have seen during this COVID pandemic. He invested a lot in his office because of this pandemic and we can see that.Trainings, changing in protocols, N95 masks, shields for all staff, nobody in the waiting room except us, Cavi sanitiser wipes and much more. I even used a pen there to sign and they asked me to keep it since they are not reusing pens! I am so glad my kids are safe when they go there. You make us feel safe and I am thankful for that!

– Valentina Penalba

"Safety Through Covid"

I could not have asked for better orthodontic care. Everyone is so friendly and cares for the well being of their patients. Especially with everything going on due to the pandemic and reopening of businesses, they have taken extreme precautions and processes to ensure the safety of their patients and employees. I have just recently had an appointment with great success of Invisalign and everything was done with great care and safety despite the limits right now! So grateful I was still able to get the necessary care done in these times.

– Rachel Jones

"Staff / Environment / Experience"

Levens Orthodontics is truly one of a kind. I was a patient of Dr. Levens over 20 years ago and actually looked forward to each visit because of the fun environment they created and kind staff. When our kids needed orthodontic treatment I didn’t even think twice about where they would go. They have maintained the same atmosphere and the staff is still so nice. They are extremely prompt and on time with their appointments, there are always contests and prizes to keep the patients motivated and they make sure to answer any questions. All while doing it with genuine care and concern for patient and their family. This office is a gem and I would HIGHLY recommend them.

– Katie Stockmann

"Staff / Environment / Experience"

Levens Ortho was not only an amazing experience but has done an amazing job with my teeth. The experience itself made me worry less about my journey but enjoy the experience more. Dr. Levens is the head of the machine but he has the most dedicated and joyful employees from top to bottom. I would recommend this place to any and everyone if I could, and I will. I want to thank them for my journey from start to finish. I’m happy to be apart of the Levens Ortho family!!

– Devonte Bell

"Experience / Pricing"

Love, love, love Dr. Levens and all of the staff! As an adult with braces, I never thought I’d look forward to going to the orthodontist, but I genuinely enjoyed seeing everyone there. You develop a relationship with folks you’re seeing so often and I’m happy to know them. Interest-free financing, price is on-point, and convenient location by Mercy/270. I consulted with a couple orthodontists before Dr. Levens, but knew almost instantly these were the folks I wanted to see for the next 2 years. No regrets. 🙂

– Lauri Shedd

"Experience / Technology"

I really loved my experience at Levens Orthodontics!! Exceptional service all through! I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Levens’ professionalism and care along with his true interest in his patient. The staff is equally caring and courteous. They use the latest technology and the treatment is customized to our needs. I appreciate their “friendly reminders”, the promptness of appointment time and most of all I’m really happy that the treatment was completed on time. I would recommend Dr. Levens to anyone seeking orthodontic treatment. Thanks again!

– Seema Chouhan

Peer Reviews

Dr. Douglass T. Watanbe

Dr. Douglass T. Watanbe D.D.S

“Dr. Levens has treated our patients for over 20 years. Great clinical results and a positive experience for patients are achieved utilizing the latest orthodontic technology. Personalized treatment and direct supervision help accomplish superior results. We look forward to many more years of creating beautiful smiles together.”

Dr. Khaled Y. Shabany

Khaled Y Shabany, DMD, MS

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Levens for the last 14 years. His attention to detail, his drive to continue to evolve his procedures and the way he stresses function as much as aesthetics have been the main reasons I do not use other orthodontists. There is no “cookie cutter” approach to his work and it is always tailored to provide long lasting, stable and aesthetic outcomes. When I have specific concerns, he is willing to provide the solution that allows me to complete my implant and restorative procedures for the best possible outcome for our clients. He is always responsive to my calls, emails and texts and we use a team approach in all cases. When the subject comes up during conversations with other dentists, I always recommend his services.”

Dr. Kevin Duniven

Dr. Kevin Duniven DDS

“Dr. Levens is the preeminent orthodontist in Saint Louis. He is unparalleled and a master of his craft. I feel very confident in asserting this as a dentist who has seen his work and as a patient who has personally experienced it.”

Levens Smile Arc Technology

Levens Lingual Hidden Braces

Our Associations

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Greater St. Louis Dental Society
St. Louis Dental Study Club

2821 N. Ballas Rd., #155
St.Louis, MO 63131
(314) 872-3218
[email protected]

16 Hampton Village Plaza, #261
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 244-3850
[email protected]

Hours of Operation
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Ballas)
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Ballas)
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Ballas)
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Hampton Village)
Friday – Sunday (Closed)

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