Dr. Igor Lavrin

“I love being an orthodontist! I particularly enjoy the challenge of treating with aligners. There are so many benefits to our patients and for some malocclusions, I recommend only aligner treatment. The gift of an amazing smile for our patients can be literally life-changing.”

Dr. Lavrin graduated from the Harvard Orthodontic program and then moved back to Melbourne, Australia. Having been certified in Invisalign treatment when it was first released to market in 1999, he was one of the first orthodontists to bring the technology to Australia.

He has treated with the Invisalign appliance for almost 20 years and teaches in the Asia-Pacific region at conferences, Summits, MasterClasses, webinars and also the Future Elite course, being a 1 year program for orthodontists. He also assists with aligner teaching in the orthodontic programs at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.

Dr. Lavrin is in practice with his wife, Dr. Sarah Lawrence at Lavrin and Lawrence Orthodontics. They have Blue Diamond status, treating about 80% of their patients with the Invisalign appliance including adults, teens and kids. The practice has two locations employing about 35 team members.

Awards, Statuses & Memberships:

  • Clinical Consultant and Speaker, Invisalign Asia-Pacific region
  • Blue Diamond Invisalign status
  • Federal Councillor & former Federal Treasurer, Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Former President, Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontists
  • International member, American Association of Orthodontists
  • Thomas M Graber Award, American Association of Orthodontists
  • Coenraad FA Moorees Award of Excellence, Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics
  • Joseph L Henry Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Saltonstall Scholar, Harvard University

Educational Background:

  • BDS, University of Adelaide
  • MMSc & Certificate in Orthodontics, Harvard UniversityDental Centre

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