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Paola Leone
Seattle Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Paola Leone

Orthodontist in Seattle and Bellevue

Dr. Paola Leone is a Board Certified orthodontic specialist and innovative leader in the orthodontic profession. In addition to teaching locally at the University of Washington, she lectures nationally and internationally on treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. One of her signature topics is clear aligner therapy (Invisalign), where she demonstrates how to predictably treat some of the most complex malocclusions using removable aligners, using the same advanced techniques we apply here at LVO.

Paola makes life outside of practice a priority as well. She loves her family and cherishes every moment she’s able to spend with her 3 kids and husband Greg. In her free time, you might find her performing aerial silk, speeding down black diamond runs on her snowboard, or cheering loudly at her children's soccer games.


‘‘A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."

– Phyllis Diller, American Actress
(Dr. Leone loves this quote!)


‘‘A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."

– Phyllis Diller, American Actress
(Dr. Leone loves this quote!)


Fast facts about Dr. Leone:


  • Born and raised in Bari, Italy
  • She moved to the United States to pursue her career in orthodontics


  • Earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Bari, School of Dentistry, where she graduated at the top of her class
  • Completed her post-doctoral residency at Saint Louis University where she obtained her Masters of Science in Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialty Certificate

authorship /

  • Published several articles on orthodontic treatment, most recently in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics
  • Co-authored a chapter in Mineralized Tissues in Oral and Craniofacial Science: Biological Principals and Clinical Correlates, first edition
  • Professor at the University of Washington

At LVO, all of our orthodontists are:

Board Certified

All Leone and Vaughn Orthodontists are Board Certified diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Leone and Vaughn Orthodontists are among the elite Top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America.

Top Orthodontists

LVO has been named among 'Seattle’s Top Orthodontists' for 13 consecutive years by Seattle Met magazine.

Published Authors

All our doctors are published in peer-reviewed journals, and also lecture nationally and internationally about orthodontic treatment.

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