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Dr. Talley

Not only is Dr. Sonia Talley a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, but she also took the extra voluntary step of becoming board certified – the highest distinction in the field.

Bird Smiles Orthodontics, DC
Bird Smiles Orthodontics


I received my bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University (Go Green!), where I majored in physiology. I then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where I graduated with honors in clinical dentistry.

After dental school, I moved to New York City and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center. All these years of training culminated and led me to Vanderbilt University for my Orthodontic Residency.

I then took the additional voluntary step of becoming board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. I completed hundreds of hours of preparation and passed written and clinical examinations to achieve this certification.

As with most disciplines, advances in technology are changing the way we practice orthodontics. I enjoy attending continuing education courses so our patients can benefit from the latest innovations in treatment options.


My husband is a native of the Washington DC suburbs, and we enjoy taking advantage of all the arts and culture the city has to offer. We have a daughter, Lina, and a son, Kieran, who you may occasionally see as they love to visit Mom at the practice. During my free time, I enjoy vinyasa yoga and reading novels. I always have my nose in a book and often look to my patients for suggestions on my next read!

Dr. Talley & Family

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