It’s safe to say that everyone’s heard of an orthodontist — but have you ever heard of a designer smile engineer? We didn’t think so, but that’s exactly what Dr. Melanie Wang is. She’s been designing beautiful smiles at her San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe orthodontist office since 2007 and she can do the same for you!
At Dr. Melanie Orthodontics, you can expect a world beyond traditional orthodontic treatment. We use the latest technology to customize your treatment on every level, using your unique facial features and lifestyle preferences to guide you towards your perfect smile. Dr. Melanie doesn’t just straighten teeth — she creates designer smiles her patients love.
So what is a designer smile anyway? How do we achieve them? Read on to learn all about Dr. Melanie’s specialized approach to orthodontics.
What is a Designer Smile?
When you think about orthodontic treatment, what comes to mind? We’re willing to bet you’re imagining chunky metal braces, sharp wires and plenty of discomfort. Well, it’s time to take that image and throw it out the window because Dr. Melanie has reimagined what it means to create a beautiful smile.
While traditional braces can be effective, they’re also a one-size-fits-all approach. Yes, your orthodontist will take your specific needs into account, but the treatment plan is pretty much the same for everyone.
A designer smile is basically the opposite of all that. It’s a fully customized smile based on your unique facial features, dental condition, lifestyle and overall smile goals. We understand that every person’s mouth, teeth and jaw are different and therefore every person requires specialized care. That’s why we’re smile designers, not just orthodontists.
How We Design Your Perfect Smile
So how do we do it? Our approach to orthodontics is holistic, meaning we consider each patient’s total health and smile goals to create a customized treatment plan. We also use the latest, cutting-edge technology to give our patients the best and most accurate results possible.
Dr. Melanie Orthodontics is a tech-savvy practice and we believe in harnessing innovation to make treatment and visits more comfortable, efficient and effective for patients of all ages. After all, who doesn’t want better results with less fuss? With our high-tech approach, you can have it all. Here’s how.
iTero® Digital Impression System: Messy, goopy impressions are a thing of the past. We use the state-of-the-art iTero® system to take comfortable, quick digital scans of your mouth. It’s easy, painless and mess-free.
3D Printer: Dr. Melanie has been using a 3D printer in both our Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego orthodontic offices since 2018. This gives her complete control over the appliances she creates, allowing for faster turnaround and better results. Dr. Melanie uses her 3D printer for pretty much everything, including making in-house clear aligners, retainers and indirect bonding trays for braces.
Customized Treatment Options: No matter what your goals are for your smile, we have you covered. We offer all types of orthodontic treatment options, including braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, TLC and 3M™ Clarity Aligners. If you just want a smile touch-up, our in-office TLC Aligners for limited orthodontic treatment are a time-saving, affordable way to improve your smile. If you need a complete smile overhaul but still wants an aesthetic treatment option, we’ll design a treatment system that works for you.
Hybrid Treatment Plans: Get your ideal smile, your way. Dr. Melanie is a pioneer in hybrid treatment where she combines clear aligners and braces — plus everything in between — with custom braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, 3M™ Clarity Aligners and TLC Aligners. This multifaceted approach means you’ll get the best designer smile you can imagine!
At Dr. Melanie Orthodontics, we know that the decision to improve your smile is a big one. Not only are you choosing to change your smile — you’re making an investment in your overall health. That’s why we take our time to get to know every one of our patients and design personalized treatment plans specifically for you. No two mouths are the same and there’s no real one-size-fits-all approach to orthodontics. Ready to design your perfect smile? Contact Dr. Melanie Orthodontics to book a free consultation today.