About Us

Our Mission

At Vitkus Orthodontics we strive to help people create the best version of themselves. The confidence we see in those who truly love their smile is our motivation. By focusing on personalized care and clear communication our mission is to offer you an unparalleled personal experience and a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

Why Choose Us

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    Superior Customer Service

    We consider our office to be our second family and your experience as part of our family is so important to us. We do all we can to make your experience in our office as fun, positive and enjoyable as possible.

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    No-Charge Consultation

    We understand that the decision to undertake orthodontic treatment is a big one, and we want to do all we can so you are well informed when you make this decision. At Vitkus Orthodontics consultations are completely complimentary and obligation free.

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    Damon Self-Ligating Bracket System

    Opposed to traditional brackets held in place by rubber ties, the Damon Bracket System is designed with a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets. With traditional braces, creating space and developing arch form often requires bulky headgear and uncomfortable expanders, and at times even extraction of teeth. The Damon System approach uses light, biologically-sensible forces to develop beautiful natural arches, in most cases without the need for expanders or extractions.

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    Following dental school Dr. Vitkus completed additional post-graduate training in orthodontics, making her a specialist in the field. In our office we focus solely on orthodontic treatment so we can provide you with most effective, efficient orthodontic care.

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    Flexible Financial Options

    We offer flexible in-office financing interest free, and will work with you to develop a payment plan that best fits your needs. In addition, we accept most insurance plans and will verify and file your insurance for you as a courtesy.

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    Communication is key. We pride ourselves on having excellent communication with both our patients and our patient’s other doctors. You and your family will be given continual updates on the progress of your treatment, and we will always help coordinate care between you and your family dentist.

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    Individualized treatment planning

    No two mouths are exactly the same, so it is very important to us that each patient is treated according to their individual needs. Working together to meet all your needs is one of our primary goals.

Meet Dr. Lauren Vitkus

I love being an orthodontist – I love being able to help people develop a beautiful smile and I love seeing how a beautiful smile truly can change one’s life. I received my degree in civil engineering prior to attending dental school, and decided to pursue a career in orthodontics as I found it allowed me to combine the mechanics of engineering with the attention to detail of dentistry. Orthodontics allows me to be an ‘engineer of the mouth’ if you will.

As a native of the Finger Lakes region, I’m thrilled to be back living and working in this beautiful area. In addition to developing beautiful smiles, an equally enjoyable part of my day is getting to know all of our wonderful patients. Here in the office we strive each day to make the orthodontic experience as pleasant and enjoyable as possible, and we hope you find our office atmosphere to be just that.

If you are reading this as a prospective patient, I look forward to meeting you and working with you to create your ideal smile. If you are reading this as prospective parent, what a gift you are giving your child – I look forward to meeting your family and working with you and your child to ensure that they have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Vitkus grew up not to far away in Skaneateles, New York. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she majored in Civil Engineering. At Brown, Dr. Vitkus was a standout on the lacrosse field—she served as captain of the Brown Division I Women’s Lacrosse team and was awarded All-Ivy and All-American honors. She attended dental school at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she served as Buffalo American Student Dental Association President. She graduated top of her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. Following dental school, Dr. V did an additional residency where she studied exclusively orthodontics, making her a specialist in this field. Dr. V obtained her orthodontic certificate from the prestigious Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York, while concurrently working to receive her Masters Degree in Dental Science from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She belongs to the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), American Dental Association (ADA), Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) and American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and currently serves on both NESO’s Communications Committee and the AAO Council on Communications. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, skiing, cooking, running, coaching and spending time with her family, friends and fiancé Tim, who is also an orthodontist.

Meet Our Team

We can’t wait for you to meet our wonderful team, more personal information coming soon

Office Tour

We know the office is a big part of the experience! We strive to make our office comfortable and enjoyable. Pictures coming soon, please call to schedule a personal tour of our office.