Dr. Melissa Bailey
Board Certified Orthodontist
I’m a board certified orthodontist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m experienced in clear aligner therapy (Invisalign®, Clear Correct®), fixed orthodontics (braces), functional appliance (Herbst) and Phase I treatment (rapid palatal expansion, headgear, etc).
I find joy in providing excellent orthodontic care while keeping the experience enjoyable and comfortable for my patients. My passion for orthodontics began when I received treatment in dental school, which showed me the transformative power of a confident and healthy smile.
I received my undergraduate degree in piano performance and business administration from UCLA, where I also earned my dentistry degree with honors and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. At UCLA, I demonstrated leadership and a commitment to community service by writing grants and helping to run a children's clinic for underserved communities. For these efforts, I received the California Dental Association's Outstanding Senior Award. After completing dental school, I received advanced training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
I enjoy learning and staying current with the latest orthodontic techniques and innovations and take numerous continuing education courses. I'm particularly interested in clear aligner therapy and co-founded TrayMinder®, an app I developed to help my patients to stay on track with their clear aligner treatment. I am board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), which requires a rigorous written and clinical examination process evaluated by experts in the industry. ABO certification is recognized throughout the world as representing the highest level of excellence in orthodontic patient care.
Areas of Expertise
Clear Aligner Therapy (Invisalign®, Clear Correct®)
Phase One Interceptive Treatment
Dentofacial Orthopedics (Headgear, Facemask)
Orthodontics is more than just straight teeth. As an orthodontist and specialist in dentofacial orthopedics, I create beautiful smiles by evaluating the jaw structure, soft tissue profile, and teeth to create a look that respects facial harmony and aesthetics.
At your initial complimentary orthodontic exam, I will take a panoramic x-ray, review medical history, evaluate the hard and soft facial profile, screen for oral cancer and TMJ concerns, and assess the teeth alignment and bite.
After the exam, I will review the clinical findings and provide options for orthodontic treatment, including the types of appliances (Invisalign® clear aligners, braces, expanders, etc.), treatment time frame, and cost.