Orthodontist - Lawrence

Welcome to our Lawrence Braces website!  With a focus on orthodontics for children, teens, and adults, Lawrence Braces works as a team to help our patients achieve beautiful healthy smiles to be had for a lifetime!

Our office is committed to providing outstanding orthodontic care for the entire family in a friendly, clean and professional patient-centered environment.  We pride ourselves for having a team that has completed extensive training in the field of orthodontics, while continuing to pursue educational courses to stay knowledgeable of the latest and greatest orthodontic techniques and treatments.

Patients choose us because we:

  • Personalize the care we provide to our patients.
  • We accept almost all insurances including Mass Health.
  • Offer flexible payment options.

Whether you’re looking for orthodontic braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, we invite you to explore our website to learn more about our team, our office and the orthodontic treatments we offer.  For further information or to schedule your Orthodontic Consultation, click here.  We look forward to helping you get started with a beautiful new smile!!

Meet Our Doctors

  • Sam Alkhoury

    Dr. Sam Alkhoury has been working in dentistry since 1994, and the best part of his job is having the ability to create beautiful, confident, and healthy smiles that can transform his patients’ lives for the better. 

    Dr. Alkhoury attended Boston University for his Doctor of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors. He then underwent his Residency in Advanced Education in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics at New York University. Over the course of his career, he has been the proud recipient of an orthodontic award from the American Academy of Orthodontists and a Program Director award. 

    Whenever he’s not busy with work, Dr. Alkhoury spends his free time with his family, traveling, and cheering on the Red Sox. 

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  • Leila Nezakatgoo

    As one of our dedicated orthodontists, Dr. Leila has nearly 15 years of oral healthcare experience so far. She enjoys nothing more than seeing our patients smile with confidence because of their treatment. She is delighted to serve children, adults, and entire families. 

    Dr. Leila completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Houston, and then she pursued her DMD at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After that, she moved to Washington, DC and earned her Certificate of Orthodontics at Howard University. Today she is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Orthodontists, and SPEAR Education.

    When she isn’t busy helping patients with their smiles, Dr. Leila enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family. She also loves to travel as much as she can.


Visiting Lawrence Braces gives my family and me more reasons to smile.

The Johnson Family

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