After several weeks of office closure due to Corona pandemic, Sun Orthodontics is excited to reopen our practice and resume care for our patients starting May 4, 2020.  We want to assure you that we follow strict guidelines from the CDC and OSHA for our infection controls and sterilization protocols.  We are actively monitoring the situation, assessing the risks and are ready to implement immediate changes to ensure a highest level of safety for each of our patients and staff members.

Here is what we do in our office:

  1. Rigorous cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing procedures in between patients and throughout the practice.
  2. Wipes, hand sanitizers and handwash stations are available throughout the practice
  3. We prescreen every patient for the following flu like symptoms (fever, cough, high temperature, loss of taste/smell, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent travel, past contact with COVID-19 positive individuals. If it is not safe to render treatment due to the above reasons our office will reschedule these patients accordingly.
  4. We will take the temperature of each patient and have each patient sanitize his/her hands prior to being escorted to the treatment area.We have altered our schedules to provide spacing of our patients 6ft apart and allowing extra time in between patients to thoroughly clean, disinfect and sterilize instruments.
  5. Only patients receiving the care will be admitted in the treatment area.We request that parents, siblings, relatives wait in the car, run errands or walk in the Webb park to maintain the 6ft social distancing practice.
  6. We are taking sensible steps to protect our team members with proper PPE (masks, gloves, face shields, gowns).Each staff member will be screened for flu like symptoms and have their temperature taken when reporting to work.Staff members who are possibly sick are encouraged to stay home for 14 days or longer until well.We are making it easier for staff members to take the time they need to care for themselves or their families in the event they are directly affected by COVID-19.
  7. We now offer virtual consults / virtual visits so you can do it from the comfort of your home.Please request your virtual consult/visit by emailing us at [email protected] or texting/calling Dr. Duong at 858-525-1017.

We appreciate your cooperation, understanding and patience during this difficult time.  Sun Orthodontics will take every measure to safely continue the care for you and your family.

Welcome to Sun Orthodontics!

A warm welcome to you from Sun Orthodontics serving the San Diego and Rancho Bernardo areas! Dr. Melanie H. Duong and her professional staff look forward to helping you obtain a beautiful, healthy, radiant smile.

We are passionate, experienced professionals who pride ourselves in providing extraordinary services and delivering exceptional orthodontic results using leading edge innovation and technology. We offer comprehensive orthodontic care for teens and adults using self-ligating brackets and Invisalign®. We also provide accelerated treatment using the PROPEL device and offer whitening, sports mouthguards, and minor soft tissue laser surgery.

The smiles we helped create at Sun Orthodontics have graced runways, television shows (Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?), the big screen (Bring It On), and many beauty pageant stages where our patients have been crowned (Miss Teen Rancho Bernardo, Miss Teen Poway, and runner-up Miss Teen China). We received the San Diego award in 2009 for the best local business in the orthodontics category, the 2010 America’s Top Dentist award and the 2011 San Diego Top Docs award.

At Sun Orthodontics, we believe in educating our patients and parents on their orthodontic treatment options. Dr. Duong will evaluate you or your child’s orthodontic needs and customize a treatment plan to achieve optimal results. We appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in us. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us or come by our office. We look forward to seeing you smile!

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Reader's Choice AwardBest of North Island 2023

Sun Orthodontics is so honored to be voted four years in a row to be the top three best orthodontists in the North County Inland as polled by the Poway News Chieftain

Sun Orthodontics, Melanie H. Duong, DMD, M.s. is a top-rated dentist on dentalinsider.com

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Melanie Duong has been creating beautiful smiles since 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Alabama where she ranked in the top ten of her class.

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Our Beautiful Office

At Sun Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care to patients of all ages using modern braces, appliances and technology. Take a tour of our modern and beautiful office conveniently located in San Diego, CA.

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