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Board-Certified San Diego Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Melanie Wang

The oldest of three daughters of a Poway dentist, Dr. Melanie was a kid who never had a cavity. She did have three years of braces, and the day she got them off was the happiest day of her life!

It was no surprise to anyone that she decided to become an orthodontist.

Dr.Melanie Younger with Braces 1
Dr.Melanie Younger with Braces 2
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Dr. Melanie's Philosophy

Her philosophy is simple:

Take what you love and work tirelessly at it.
That’s family, community, kids — and teeth!


  • Bachelors in Science, University of California, San Diego, 2004
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
  • Masters in Science, Saint Louis University, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • San Diego County Dental Society

Professional Accomplishments

Speaking Engagements

October 2022, KLOwen Webinar, “Work-Life Balance and KLOwen Case Presentations”

February 2023, Saint Louis University Alumni Presentation, “Life after Residency”

April 2023, AAO Chicago Annual Session Pre-Workshop, uLab Systems, “A Complete Aligner Solution for My Practice”

May 2023, uLab Systems Webinar, “One and Done Treatment Plans: Eliminating the Boomerang Task!”


Wu, E. & Wang, M. (2023) “Welcoming the Neurodivergent: 9 tips to Enhance Treatment Accessibility for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Orthotown magazine.

Biascan, A. (2022) “Tips for Intraoral Scanning Success.” Orthodontic Products magazine.

Padua, L. & Wang, M. (2019) “Using Suction Tips to Assist with Bonding Isolation.” Orthodontic Products magazine.

Wang, M., Buschang, P. & Behrents, R. (2009) “Mandibular Rotation and Remodeling Changes during Early Childhood.” Angle Orthodontist, 79(2):271-5.

Outside the Office

Dr. Melanie opened the first orthodontic practice in 4S Ranch in October 2007. She is married to Dr. Jimmy Wang, a general dentist, and they have three children who are at Oak Valley Middle and Del Sur Elementary.

Dr. Melanie has served as a volunteer for her children’s classes, and she and Jimmy are proud Title sponsors of Del Sur Elementary.

When they aren’t at their offices or shuttling their kids around town, you can find them doing jujitsu, training for a race, or relaxing at the beach.

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