Born in Taiwan, Dr. Maryam Rezaie grew up as a world traveler. She lived in Brazil, Belgium, Macau, and China and visited many places around the world. At sixteen, her family moved to Miami, Florida. Here, she completed her high school and undergraduate studies with honors from Palmetto Senior High School and Florida International University.
Dr. Rezaie completed her dental school training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2009 and served in many leadership positions. For example, she participated in two dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic, and co-founded the country’s second student chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. In 2010, she completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, and received an additional Certificate of Appreciation for “Exhibiting her total commitment to our Veterans Wellbeing through her dedication towards providing the best treatment possible for all her patients.”
For the next few years, Dr. Rezaie completed multiple continuing education courses as she practiced dentistry in both public health and private practice settings in the state of Maryland. The more she learned about the practice of orthodontics, the more she realized that she wanted to become an orthodontist. So, in 2013, Dr. Rezaie returned to Florida to attend Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. During this time, she received a Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research, and later a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics. In fact, for her outstanding academic achievement, she was inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Her excellence continued as she served as Student Vice President and later as Chief Resident to the orthodontic program.
Upon graduating from Orthodontic residency, Dr. Rezaie moved to Kansas City, Kansas, to work for a prestigious orthodontic practice. After two and a half years in the Midwest, she returned to Florida and joined a famous orthodontic practice in the Pensacola area. In the summer of 2021, Dr. Rezaie achieved her dream of starting her own practice with the purchase of Braces by Snead. She’s so thankful for all the families who have accepted her with open arms to take care of them and their children’s orthodontic needs. Bringing a smile inside and out to those around her is what makes her happy!
Dee is our MVP when it comes to setting up your interest-free payment plans through Orthobanc! She is an integral part of our patient experience who is fun, friendly, and committed to going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your time here in our office. Dee is also fluent in Spanish, and a fun fact about her is that she was an exceptional 3 point shooter in high school and college. Go team!
When you call to schedule your appointment here at Vibrant Orthodontics, David is your man! He is here to answer all of your questions about insurance, braces, and the treatment process. David loves to travel, try new things, and rock the latest fashion trends!
Kayla is the first smiling face you’ll see when you visit our office! After graduating high school in May 2021, Kayla joined our team to pursue her dental career. She enjoys working with all patients at the front desk and over the phone to provide the friendly, supportive, and informative care you deserve. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys being at the beach, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Manager & Assistant
Gay possesses over 30 years of experience in the dental field. Her warm, welcoming demeanor will make you feel right at home when you meet her! She assists Dr. Rezaie in all aspects of orthodontic care, including the removal of braces and fitting and creating custom retainers for patients.
Orthodontic Assistant &
Lee Ann has been active in the dentistry field since 1983. With a wealth of experience in orthodontics, she loves helping patients attain the healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams! When not working, she enjoys jewelry making and acrylic pour painting. She has two adult children and currently lives in Tallahassee with two chihuahuas and a cat named George.
Yesica pursued a career in orthodontics after having a great experience with her own orthodontic treatment in her early 20's. She absolutely loves helping patients achieve their smile goals and being part of their journey to total smile confidence! In her spare time, Yesica loves to spend quality time with her family and to play soccer.
Here at Vibrant Orthodontics, we believe that EVERYONE deserves a smile that allows them to feel like their most vibrant, confident self. We also believe in giving back to the amazing community we are so lucky to serve! That’s why we created the Share The Vibrant Smiles initiative, where we have committed to giving away a MILLION DOLLARS in free treatment over the next five years, & we will accomplish this through giving away FREE BRACES to two deserving community members a quarter! Do you have someone you’d like to nominate for FREE TREATMENT?
In addition to making people smile more vibrantly, we are also passionate about giving our four-legged friends a reason to wag their tails with happiness, too! That’s why we donate a portion of the proceeds of every new patient start to Leon County Humane Society, a phenomenal local non-profit we are so proud to support!