Melanie Parker Orthodontics
Melanie Parker, DDS, MS:
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Melanie Parker Orthodontics
Melanie S. Parker, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

San Diego, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Lucy D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Parker. It’s wonderful to see someone who is great at what they do, and her calm, soft-spoken bedside manner, always puts me at ease. Her staff are friendly and well trained, and the office is nice and open, arranged so the chairs face the view out from large windows. I researched quite a bit before deciding to go with her for the many months it would take to straighten my teeth with invisalign, and have been very happy I did! There were a few places who offered a better price, but they did not have Dr. Parker’s specialized training as an orthodontist, and I liked her comprehensive plan that saw the treatment through to the very end, with no surprise costs if it took a little longer than expected. It was important to me that things be done right, and not be just about the way my teeth looked, but also how my bite worked after my teeth got shifted around. In the initial assessment I had a series of x-rays taken that allowed them to make a 3-D computer image, and Dr Parker showed me exactly how the teeth would be moving each week, what adjustments would be made toward correcting certain things including my bite, and how my teeth would look at the end of the treatment. About a year and a half later, I am now at the end, and my teeth are straight–just like in the computer picture–and I can’t wait to get the little anchors off my teeth (they help the plastic trays to work) and enjoy what has been accomplished! Thank you, Dr. Parker, for your thoughtful responses to all my questions along the way, the careful consideration you gave my bite, and for the lasting change you gave my smile.

Alexander Fuhrmann (Source: Google)


Great service here! Staff is efficient yet flexible in making and keeping appointments. Dr Parker is very professional and kind. Best orthodontics treatment I had in my life. All these good things however come with a price – a bit higher than average.

Shamus B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best orthodontist in San Diego! My teenage daughter just finished having her teeth straightened with Melanie Parker’s Invisalign. If you don’t know about this you should. No metal bands. No metal bars glued to the teeth. No rubber bands. No crazy metal contraptions in the mouth that need screwdriver adjustments. And for us, no teeth pulled. Just clear coverings over the teeth that slowly pull them into alignment. This was a fantastic experience for our family! Melanie Parker is very nice and professional. Her office staff is great. And all the treatment chairs have a nice view out onto the hillside! I highly recommend Dr Melanie Parker.

Margaret D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My doctor recommended my son visit Dr. Parker for some early orthodontic work. I went to four different orthodontists to see what their treatment plan was, how long it would take and how much it would cost. Three of the orthodontists had a similar treatment plan, but the price quoted by Dr. Parker was lower. This was not my highest priority either. I wanted someone that we liked and could talk to. I was very impressed by the staff working in the office, and I love her waiting room. They have video games in one corner and toys for younger siblings, there is a variety of magazines for parents, and free coffee/hot chocolate. The few times we have been there is always game to engage the kids to win a raffle prize. My son lost his retainer when he threw out his lunch tray at school. Dr Parker warned us of this very scenario on our first visit. She is great with the kids, and very warm and welcoming.

William Silverthorn (Source: Google)


Dr Parker and here entire staff are a fantastic experience of professionalism and care for Orthodontics. I choose late in life to get braces and I am ecstatic as to the wonderful treatment that I have received. The office is pleasant, convenient and the medical staff is well trained and efficient. The administration staff is also a blessing. Been going there for 2 years and not sure when I am complete as to my program but no complaints at all. Can’t recommend them enough.

Amy L. from Clairemont, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been taking my three kids and my niece to Dr Parker for 11 years. I can’t express enough of my satisfaction and thanks to Dr. Parker and her staff. What a wonderful place and beautiful job they did to my kids. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Kevin R. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great experience here as an adult who needed Invisalign and some custom contouring / filing of my teeth.  The several month experience was highly professional, super friendly, and I was extremely happy with the results.   Highly recommend.

Jordyn S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Came in earlier today for a consultation for my daughter. Dr. Parker and her stuff made her very comfortable and explained everything. Came back in now to get her going with braces for the 1st time! We’re excited to see the magic to happen!

Majda C. from Oak Harbor, WA (Source: Yelp)


During my visit to San Diego I had a wire pop out of my bracket. Dr Parker was recommended by my friends dentist. I call her office. They were able to accommodate me during time I needed since I was riding with my friend. Her office staff was very friendly and courteous. They were able to fix my wire even with my crying baby in the stroller sitting next to me. My daughter left the office with a bear and I left an office with fixed wire and surprise since they would not charge for a visit. Thank you Dr Parker and staff! You truly made my day.

Adriana S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I saw Dr. Parker about a year ago to get a bracket on my fixed retainer replaced. She was very sweet and her staff was helpful. I was in and out pretty quickly and price was super reasonable. I was just in her office again this past week because the bonding on one of the brackets chipped off while I was eating. When she looked at it she told me it still had plenty of bonding left on it and just needed to be smoothed out. Apparently I was just being overcautious about it. I was in and out in about 10 minutes and she didn’t even charge me for smoothing it out. She is amazing and very honest!!! I will absolutely be back for any future issues with my fixed retainer!! Thanks Dr Parker!!!

Christopher L. from Versailles, KY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Parker is right down the hall from the (outstanding) Dr. Bartsch. I’m an adult now wearing braces, and she’s made the process much less stressful. Great staff, too. Schedule your teeth cleanings with Dr. Bartsch on the same day as your orthodontic appointment and you’ll have the wires off for extra-deep cleaning. I’m looking forward to finally having straight teeth in two years …

William Silverthorn (Source: Google)


Dr Parker and here entire staff are a fantastic experience of professionalism and care for Orthodontics. I choose late in life to get braces and I am ecstatic as to the wonderful treatment that I have received. The office is pleasant, convenient and the medical staff is well trained and efficient. The administration staff is also a blessing. Been going there for 2 years and not sure when I am complete as to my program but no complaints at all. Can’t recommend them enough.

Robert D. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Before I started my son at Dr. Parkers office, I had been to 3 other offices for “consultations.” I must say I was pleasantly surprised by her thoughtfulness, intelligence, and professional demeanor. She really cares about her patients and it shows. The staff is outgoing, friendly, you can tell they really enjoy where they work and that says alot about the office! My son was nervous about getting braces prior to going to Dr. Parker but now he likes to go, has fun when he’s there (the video games help!) and I can relax because I know this is one appointment I don’t have to drag him too!

Jessica B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Melanie Parker is amazing! She is very calm and sweet. I went to her with teeth in bad shape! I had the whole nine yards growing up- braces, retainer, even headgear. However, my teeth slowly shifted as I got older. Come to find out, I had all 4 wisdom teeth, impacted, which had been shifting my teeth. I figured at age 25 that I was lucky and just never got my wisdom teeth. Ha! Anyways, my back top molars were so far out, it was insane. I just always figured everyone had to kind of maneuver around to brush back there lol. So once I got my wisdom teeth taken care of, it was time to get consultations for Invisalign. The first Orthodontist basically made me cry. He told me the only way to get straight teeth was to remove a front bottom tooth. No way! Ain’t happening! Then I went to Dr. Parker. She was able to gently file a couple front bottom teeth to make room. After 2 years, I couldn’t be happier. Best decision of my life. My teeth look soooo much better and no more trying to wiggle my way around to brush back teeth! Thank you Dr. Parker! You are the best!

Love Z. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best. Doctor’s office. EVER! This is the only doctor’s office that my kids enjoy visiting. In fact, they always ask if we can get there early so they can play on the X-box in the waiting room. This practice knows their audience and they do it right. In spite of the waiting room entertainment (which is not offensive to other patrons because the X-box is secluded in a little room on the side), it is a very open and professional office space. Dr. Parker and her staff are professional and personable. They give me the right amount of information and attention. They also put my kids at ease. Who likes going to the orthodontist now? WE DO! WE DO! Highly, highly recommended.

Jonathan Phipps (Source: Google)


Just got my baraces off! So excited and please with the results. Not to mention Dr. Parker and her amazing staff explain things super well, very patient, extremely understanding, gentle and caring, and always positive with lots of smiles. Will recommend Dr. Parker to everyone I know because I want them to get the amazing support and results that I have. Thank you Dr. Parker and staff 🙂

Rozie S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Beautiful office with an amazing staff! Having previously worked in the dental field I’m super PICKY. Dr. Parker is so sweet and very informative and great at what she does. The staff is top notch as well! They aren’t just professional they are fun as well. I definitely would recommend this if you are new to Orthodontics, or are a transfer. We were a transfer and are very pleased with this office. Thank you for making our transition so much easier!!

Shannon M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Parker by a colleague after I had mentioned my dentist highly recommended I start Invisalign with him for the issues I was having with my back molars. I’ve never had braces, so was not opposed to getting them. My friend suggested seeing Dr. Parker for a 2nd opinion since she is an Orthodontist. While most of her patients are children, I did not feel out of place at all, nor that the opinion was unqualified as such. Quite the opposite. She is very experienced, great “bedside” manner, and an efficiently run office. Needless to say, Dr. Parker did not suggest Invisalign. She said she wanted to see if a 6-8 month course of retainers (adjusted each month) could cure the issues, which in the end would save me a bundle. I agreed with her plan, and we started things shortly thereafter. I am happy to report that after ~ 6 months, my teeth have moved completely to where they are supposed to be. Dr. Parker was absolutely correct in her assessment and I’m very pleased. I highly recommend her and her friendly staff.

Katie G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Parker and her staff. Dr. Parker went out of her way when working with my daughter. She was so understanding and caring and truly went above and beyond as an orthodontist. I have recommended her to many of my friends, and they all rave about her! Thank you,Dr. Parker!

Elaine A. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Parker and the staff at her office are efficient, knowledgeable and caring, have the patience of saints and probably the most organized doctor’s office I’ve ever been to  Three of my grandchildren have used Dr. Parker and I just couldn’t be happier with the care they receive and the results they are having.

Terran B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Parker and her staff are absolutely fantastic. They are honest about what needs to be done and always patient answering questions. Dr. Parker even called me a few days after I was fitted with my first Invisalign tray to make sure everything was going well and I didn’t have any questions or concerns. Talk about great service — I can’t remember the last time MY DOCTOR actually called ME! I am so glad I chose Dr. Parker for my orthodontic treatment.

Sandy V. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Parker is by far the best and most trust-worthy orthodontist in San Diego.  She is honest and straight-forward with her treatment consultation, and you can be confident that her plan will be for the benefit of the patient rather than for her financial gain.  Her office and her staff are extremely professional making visits to the the orthodontist a pleasant experience for all.  I have personally recommended three families to Dr. Parker, and after each family got 2nd/3rd opinions, they all chose Dr. Parker feeling completely confident that she was going to give their family the best orthondontia treatment available.  We’ve just finished with our daughter’s treatment of braces and she is in retainers now.  Thank you Dr. Parker for giving her the beautiful smile that she has today!  Don’t go anywhere else until you’ve had a consultation with Dr. Parker.  You won’t be sorry.


Having a beautiful, confident smile is something everyone deserves, which is why Melanie Parker Orthodontics in San Diego is dedicated to providing our patients with an exceptional orthodontic experience. We want to give you a smile you'll be proud to share for the rest of your life. My mission is to create beautiful, healthy smiles in a positive, welcoming, friendly, and professional environment. I pledge to educate my patients and the community on oral and overall health, and to volunteer my time and talents to the benefit of the public and my profession. I became an orthodontist because I understand the positive effect a beautiful smile can have on a person’s confidence and self-image. I enjoy getting to know all my patients and their families, and love the great team of people that helps me create great smiles in the office. I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and continued on to earn my specialization in orthodontics. I spend numerous hours each year staying on the forefront of orthodontic technology by taking continuing education courses. In addition to attending lectures at local, state, and national meetings, I co-lead a study club for complex cases and run a continuing education series. I have a true dedication to my community because I am invested in the lives of my patients, inside and out of the office. I volunteer my time at the UCSD dental outreach program to provide care to the homeless and low-income families. On the faculty, I lecture to pre-dental students and medical students, and mentor students as they shadow me in the office. I was a founder of the Flying Doctors San Francisco chapter, which provides dental care in rural Mexico, and participate in CDA Cares events, which alleviate pain and infection for thousands across California. At your next visit, ask me about my experiences as an honorary deputy sheriff! A native of Colorado, I’ve been proud to call San Diego my home for more than 16 years. When I’m not practicing orthodontics, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors by rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and wake boarding.