About Dr. Planzos

Board-Certified Orthodontist in Bay Ridge / Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

About Planzos
About Dr. Melena Planzos

Board-certified Melena Planzos, DMD, MS, brings a passion for dental excellence to her role at Impressive Orthodontics in Brooklyn, New York. A Brooklyn native, Dr. Planzos couldn’t imagine building her professional life anywhere else.

Education has always been a guiding force for Dr. Planzos. 

Dr. Planzos earned her dental degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She then completed an additional three years of study at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, earning a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. 

She continues to seek out opportunities to expand her skills and remain on the cutting edge of advancements in orthodontic care. Her Ivy League dental education has imparted a comprehensive understanding of modern dentistry, as well as the skill and experience needed for multidisciplinary treatment planning.

Dr. Planzos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics. She goes out of her way to remain engaged with others in her profession.

Dentistry was a family affair during Dr. Planzos’ formative years, with multiple family members engaged in dental practice and dental specialties. She learned the power of collaborative treatment planning and the importance of creating lasting professional bonds with the people in her care.


Born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Dr. Planzos is a proud member of the community. She is an alumna of the Genesis Program at Xaverian High school and Bishop Kearney High School. She attended SUNY Binghamton University, where she graduated Suma Cum Laude and was inducted into the National Honors Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Brooklyn residents who are ready to move closer to their ideal smiles should book a visit with Dr. Planzos online or by phone to learn more about her approach to orthodontic care. Dr. Planzos is currently welcoming new patients.