Best Orthodontists in Coweta

At Mahaffey Linkous Orthodontics, we are proud to be Coweta's leading orthodontic practice, offering unparalleled care and expertise. Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Linkous, along with our dedicated team, are committed to providing personalized orthodontic solutions using the latest advancements in the field. Our practice is built on a foundation of trust, excellence, and transformative orthodontic results, ensuring every patient achieves the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve.


Meet Dr. Michael Mahaffey

Education & Experience

As an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Michael Mahaffey has been an orthodontist for over 25 years, performing smile-enhancing treatment in Peachtree City, Georgia, for over 20 years.

A native of Miami, Florida, and earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Dr. Mahaffey went on to receive a Master of Science in Orthodontics from Saint Louis University.

Professional Affiliations

With a strong interest in the latest orthodontic advancements and making those available to his patients, Dr. Mahaffey is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Dental Airway Study Club
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Georgia Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Crescent Study Club
  • South Metro (Atlanta) Dental Society
  • Spear Study Club
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Dr. Eric Linkous

Dr. Eric Linkous joined the Mahaffey Orthodontics team in June 2019. He and his wife, Kara, moved to Peachtree City from Memphis, TN, where they spent seven years completing his dental school and orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree in speech pathology.

Education & Achievements

Dr. Linkous is a self-proclaimed “tooth-nerd” with a passion for excellence. He completed his undergraduate studies with a 4.0 GPA before being accepted into dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center after just three years.

Dr. Linkous graduated as the valedictorian of his dental school class of 90 peers, helping him to gain acceptance into the prestigious University of Tennessee Orthodontic residency, a three-year program focused exclusively on all aspects of orthodontics.

Following residency, Dr. Linkous achieved a professional milestone by having a research article, “External Apical Root Resorption and Vectors of Orthodontic Tooth Movement,” published in The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, which is the premiere research journal in the field. It was featured as the cover article and was a significant accomplishment in his career.

Dr. Linkous is always looking to expand the mastery of his craft. That’s why he completed a fellowship focused solely on the treatment of complex cases using Invisalign and other aligner systems. He is a committed member of several local and national study clubs to better work together with other members of the dental community to give patients the best results possible. Dr. Linkous is also a board-certified orthodontist, a distinction only about one-third of orthodontists have obtained.

Throughout his journey, Dr. Linkous has aspired to be people first as evidenced by his election by his peers to leadership roles, such as vice president of his dental school class and chief resident of his orthodontics residency. He has also been active in taking dental and non-dental related mission trips from Guatemala to Africa to India, and is active in church small groups and volunteering at his church.

Orthodontists vs. Dentists: Specialized Care for Your Smile

While dentists and orthodontists both play an essential role in maintaining oral health, orthodontists undergo additional specialized training focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. This extra education equips orthodontists like Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Linkous with the skills necessary to manage complex orthodontic cases, making them the experts in straightening teeth, correcting misaligned jaw structures, and improving the function of your bite. Choosing an orthodontist for your teeth straightening needs ensures you're receiving specialized care tailored to achieve optimal results.

The Life-Changing Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers more than just a straighter smile; it provides a multitude of benefits that can enhance your life in various ways:

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Physical Health Benefits:
  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Straight teeth are easier to clean, significantly reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Properly aligned teeth and jaws can alleviate issues related to chewing, speaking, and even breathing, contributing to overall well-being.
  • Decreased Wear and Tear: Correct alignment prevents abnormal wear on teeth, protecting them from damage and preserving your oral health.
Mental and Personal Benefits:
  • Boosted Self-Esteem: A confident smile can profoundly impact your self-image and self-esteem, influencing personal relationships and daily interactions.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Many people feel self-conscious about their smiles. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate these concerns, allowing for more confident and comfortable social engagements.
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Social and Professional Benefits:
  • Stronger First Impressions: A beautiful smile can leave a lasting impression, often associated with health, happiness, and success.
  • Improved Career Opportunities: A confident smile can be a significant asset in professional settings, where appearance can influence perceptions of competence and professionalism.

Start Your Smile Journey Today

Are you ready to unlock the countless benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile with Coweta's trusted orthodontists? Mahaffey Linkous Orthodontics is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Linkous, and embark on a transformative journey to the smile you've always dreamed of.