Meet Dr. Van R. Speas

I have been practicing orthodontics for many years, and love coming to work more than ever! The patients I see make each day interesting and fun. I learn something new every day, both through clinical experience and personal interactions. My work keeps me on my toes!

Education and Continuing Education

To become an orthodontist, I first received my Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University, then went on to attain my DDS and MS in Orthodontics from Northwestern University.

Although my formal education is complete, I am always working to stay abreast of the latest advances in the field of orthodontics through my memberships in the American Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association.

In Our Practice

In our practice, the patients’ experience is our highest priority. We always work hard to make sure each person is receiving the most comfortable and efficient treatment possible. Our patients are also our friends and neighbors, and we work hard to give them the very best care possible!

Our office team is professional, experienced and hardworking. They always put patients first. I couldn’t ask to work with a better group of people. They all come in every day ready and excited about the day ahead. They bend over backwards for patients to make each orthodontic experience as comfortable as possible!

Family Life

I am originally from Burlington, Vermont, but have lived in Fort Myers for many years. I am married and have two children and two step-children. In my spare time, I am an avid pickleball player and enjoy spindizzy racing and collecting! I also am active in organizations that provide services for those in need and have enjoyed working with Health Volunteers Overseas, Dental Volunteers in Israel and Operation Smile.


14361 Metropolis Ave # 1,
Fort Myers, FL 33912

21740 S Tamiami Trail Suite 116,
Estero, FL 33928


Meet Our Team


Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–5PM
Friday 8AM–12PM


Located in Ft Myers, Fl and Estero, FL, our leading orthodontists are dedicated to helping you achieve your most attractive and healthy smile-- combining skill and expertise that spans the entire orthodontic spectrum. Dr. Michele Laboda is committed to bringing you better health and a beautiful smile.

Michele Laboda, DDS, MS is an orthodontist in Ft Myers, Fl and Estero, FL and offers orthodontics including braces and Invisalign. Call (239) 561-2258