Come Visit Our Orthodontic Office in Kansas City

Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics is proud to give you a Kansas City orthodontic office that’s modern, clean, and conveniently located.

Orthodontics for All in Kansas City

We’re proud to serve patients of all ages in Kansas City and surrounding areas such as North Kansas City, Gladstone, Parkville, Platte City, Smithville, Kearney, Lathrop, and Liberty.


Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics
8407 N. Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64155


(816) 420-800


Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: Closed
SUNDAY: Closed

(*Open 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM one Saturday every six weeks)

Expert Orthodontic Treatment in Kansas City, MO

At Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we’re committed to your orthodontic health.

We strive to make the orthodontic treatment process easy, customizing our treatment plans and providing a wide variety of treatment methods like braces and aligners to suit each patient's unique needs and lifestyle.

We use only the latest in cutting-edge orthodontic technology at both our Kansas City and Sedalia office, ensuring that your treatment is always as safe, fast, and effective as possible.

Whether you're almost finished with orthodontic treatment or are just starting down the path towards a new smile, we hope to see you at our Kansas City office soon!

Our Commitment to the Community of Kansas City

While it lies on the Kansas and Missouri border, Kansas City, MO, is the largest city in the state — and it boasts a vibrant metropolitan area and a thriving community located on the junction of the Kansas and Missouri rivers.

Kansas City gets its name from the Kansas River, and when it was first founded as a port city in the 1830s, it was just called "Kansas" — easy enough to remember! Later on, Kansas was established as a territory of the United States, so the city got its new name of "Kansas City" to distinguish it from the larger territory.

Since then, Kansas City has grown into a vibrant community, and the team at Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics feels truly blessed to live and work in this thriving area.

Driving Directions to the Kansas City Office

We're located in Northland, between 169 Hwy and North Oak Trafficway on Barry Road.

From the North
  • Head southbound on Highway 169
  • Take the exit for Barry Road
  • Turn left onto Barry Rd., following signs for Maple Woods College
  • Turn left on Main St., then take the first right you can into the parking lot — we're the building at the corner on your right.
From the South
  • Head north on Highway 169
  • Take the exit on your right for Barry Road, then turn right onto Barry Rd
  • Turn left onto Main Street, then take an immediate right into the parking lot
  • We're the building at the corner on your right
From the East
  • Head west on state highway MO-152
  • Take the exit for N Oak Trafficway, then turn left onto N Oak Trafficway
  • Turn right onto 85th Terrace
  • Turn left onto Main Street
  • Turn left into our parking lot before you hit Barry Road — we'll be the building on your left at the corner of Main St. & Barry Rd.
From the West
  • Head east on state highway MO-152
  • Take the exit for N Oak Trafficway, then turn right onto N Oak Trafficway
  • Take a right onto 85th Terrace
  • Turn left on Main St.
  • Before you hit Barry Road, take a left into our parking lot — we're the building on your left at the corner of Main & Barry

Made Us Feel Welcome!

The whole team made us feel so welcome! Dr. Kavanaugh called to personally welcome us to the practice. They answered all questions and made us feel comfortable.

- Topaz.
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A Trusted Orthodontist in Kansas City

Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh has been the cornerstone of Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics since 1988, consistently delivering the highest quality orthodontic care.

His dedication to improving smiles extends beyond mere aesthetics — he believes in the life-long benefits of orthodontic treatment, enhancing individual confidence, self-esteem, and overall oral health.

As a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he earned his dental degree in 1986, Dr. Kavanaugh possesses a solid academic foundation. He further honed his expertise by completing his Master’s degree and Orthodontics Certificate at the University of Minnesota in 1988.

Dr. Kavanaugh's commitment to excellence hasn't gone unnoticed. In 1996, the UMKC School of Dentistry honored him as its Young Alumnus of the Year.

Moreover, his dedication extends beyond his practice as he generously volunteers his time with organizations like the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and the Smiles Change Lives program.

If you have any questions about Dr. Kavanaugh, our practice, or your treatment options, we're here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Us page or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment at our Kansas City office.

Dr. Kavanaugh and our team eagerly await the opportunity to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

Kansas City Braces

Braces are a great option for correcting complex tooth issues in Kansas City. Due to their effectiveness at aligning teeth and closing gaps, they can sometimes work faster than other treatments, which can reduce overall treatment time.

Braces don't require expensive equipment or complex technology, making them a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients in Kansas City.

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools available. They consist of metal or ceramic brackets affixed to the teeth, connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or ties.

These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle pressure that gradually move teeth into the desired positions. Regular adjustments with Dr. Kavanaugh are necessary for the best results.

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Kansas City Aligners

Clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular among patients and orthodontists in Kansas City as a top alternative to traditional braces. Rather than relying on brackets and bands, these invisible aligners gradually straighten teeth.

At Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we use a comfortable plastic material to create customized aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. It's important to follow our guidelines closely and switch to the next aligner in the series every two to three weeks to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.

For optimal results, patients should wear their aligners for 20 – 22 hours per day throughout treatment. Failure to do so can impede progress and prolong the orthodontic process.

While clear aligners are highly effective in treating many common orthodontic issues, it may not be the best option for complex cases. We offer free consultations at our Kansas City office to determine whether aligners is right for you.

Kansas City Braces & Aligners: Find the Treatment for You

Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh at Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics in Kansas City has extensive experience in creating personalized orthodontic treatment plans for every patient.

During your complimentary consultation at our offices, our expert team will take into account your unique orthodontic requirements, as well as your individual tooth structure, facial movements, and face shape.

By utilizing these factors, we can offer you a customized braces or a clear aligner treatment plan that delivers a beautifully aligned smile tailored to your specific needs.

To discover more about our orthodontic services in Kansas City, book your free consultation with Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics today.

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