Dr. Soares wanted to become an Orthodontist since her teenage years, when she was a patient herself. She was inspired by the positive changes of her new smile on her life and wanted to be able to provide the same.
Dr. Soares was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she graduated from Dental School in 1998. She completed a Master's Degree and PhD in Orthodontics in 2001. Following her dreams, she moved to the United States and completed a three-year Residency in Orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry and became a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Soares stays on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in Orthodontics through continuing education and teaching activities. Besides private practice, she has taught at several schools in Brazil and was a volunteer lecturer at UCLA. She enjoys her weekends with her husband and their 3 year-old daughter going to parks, riding bikes, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.