About Us:

Carson City Orthodontics was born from the desire to see Carson City and the surrounding areas flourish as a hub for happy, healthy, and successful living. A booming community begins with individuals empowered to feel good and do good, both for themselves and others. We empower people of all ages by making their smile beautiful. Using state-of-the-art technology and orthodontic techniques, along with upmost attention to personal service, our mission is to help you smile and feel good!

Carson City Orthodontics is a boutique-style office catering to patients with outstanding personal attention and customized care from the first call to the day of debond and beyond! Dr. Melissa Jones and the entire Carson City Orthodontics team are friendly and fun while still being detail and quality-oriented. We want you to leave our office with many reasons to smile!

Our treatment plans utilize a combination of the most tried and true orthodontic treatments combined with the newest, most effective technology. In addition to traditional braces, we’re proud to offer our patients Damon® System and Damon Clear™ braces, and Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ clear aligners. For the health and safety of our patients, we also use digital X-ray technology.

With a convenient Carson City office location and extended appointment hours, there has never been an easier way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our Carson City orthodontic office and schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Meet Our Doctor

Meet Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones and family
Undergoing orthodontics is an exciting and often life-changing transformation that is celebrated long after treatment has been completed. I still remember my anticipation for the moment braces were placed on my own teeth- and I especially recall the excitement I felt the day they were removed! Now, I celebrate the opportunity I have as an orthodontist to help others achieve their best smile and experience this same sense of joy and empowerment. It is my mission to create a new orthodontic experience of comfort and convenience, in order to help as many people as possible Smile and Feel Good!

I truly enjoy both the personal and technical aspects of orthodontics. Along with my passion for connecting personally with every patient, I believe in the value they receive when their health care providers keep up-to-date with improvements in diagnosis and delivery of treatment. To that end, I frequently participate in continuing education lessons provided by dental and orthodontic associations through journals, meetings and online studies.

My passion for learning and serving has always guided both my professional and personal lifestyle. After graduating from dental school, I remained in Colorado to pursue specialty training in orthodontics and continue exploring outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains. Then, after graduating from orthodontics residency in 2007, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel throughout South America and learn as much as we could about the language, cultures, and natural terrain throughout the Andes. In 2008, we returned full circle to Carson City where my husband, Cullen, and I were both born. I had the incredible opportunity to take over the part-time practice of fellow orthodontist, Dr. Rick Parigini, in Fallon, Nevada. Since then, I have been able to serve the orthodontic needs of rural northern Nevada while enjoying time with our young son, Cavery. Now, I am honored and thrilled to pursue my dream of opening a practice right here where we live in Carson City!

Together with my family, I love living at the foot of the Sierras and enjoy many outdoor activities including trail running, mountain biking, kiteboarding, and skiing as well as playing at local parks with Cavery. When I get quiet time, I love to read and write.


Bachelor of Arts in History – University of Nevada, Reno, 2000
Magna cum Laude/Valedictorian
Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Colorado School of Dentistry, 2005
Magna cum Laude/Valedictorian
Inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
Orthodontics Residency – University of Colorado, 2007
Graduated with honors
Professional Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Nevada Dental Association
Northern Nevada Dental Society
Sierra Nevada Study Club

Meet Our Staff

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