Best Fayetteville Orthodontists

Mahaffey Linkous Orthodontics is your premier orthodontist in Fayetteville, GA, where Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Linkous lead a team dedicated to transforming smiles and lives. Our practice stands out for its commitment to excellence, personalized treatments, and the use of cutting-edge technology in orthodontics. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment where every patient is treated with the utmost care and respect.

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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.

The Expertise of Orthodontists vs. Dentists

While dentists provide essential general care for your oral health, orthodontists are specialists who have undergone additional years of training focused exclusively on correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaw. This specialized training equips orthodontists like Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Linkous with the expertise to offer comprehensive treatment plans for straightening teeth, correcting bites, and achieving optimal facial harmony. Choosing an orthodontist for your teeth straightening needs ensures you receive the highest level of specialized care.

The Transformative Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is about more than just aesthetics; it offers profound benefits that can enhance every aspect of your life:

Physical Health Benefits:

  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Straight teeth are easier to clean, significantly reducing the risk of periodontal disease and cavities.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Aligned teeth and jaws improve chewing efficiency and speech, and reduce the risk of wear and tear on your teeth.
  • Decreased Risk of Oral Diseases: Properly aligned teeth contribute to healthier gums and teeth, lowering the risk of future dental issues.

Mental and Personal Benefits:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem: Achieving a beautiful smile can dramatically improve your confidence, impacting your social interactions and personal relationships positively.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Feeling good about your smile reduces self-consciousness and anxiety in social situations, allowing your true personality to shine.

Social and Professional Benefits:

  • Stronger First Impressions: A confident smile can enhance your first impressions, making you appear more friendly and approachable.
  • Career Advancement: A great smile can also contribute to a more professional appearance, potentially opening doors to new opportunities and advancements in your career.

Begin Your Journey to a Perfect Smile

Are you ready to experience the life-changing benefits of orthodontic treatment with the top orthodontist in Fayetteville, GA? Contact us at Mahaffey Linkous Orthodontics today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Linkous. Let us help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you've always dreamed of.