Trusted Orthodontics Near Dix Hills
We are proud to serve patients of all ages from the Commack area in communities such as Dix Hills, East Northport, Brentwood, and Elwood.
5 Crooked Hill Rd
Commack, NY 11725
Saturday: 9am- 1pm
Your Dix Hills orthodontist
Dr. Dorie Frank earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. After working for her father for two years, she attended the Unversity of Maryland Dental School and earned her Doctor Of Dental Surgery degree. She then moved to New York and completed a General Practice Residency, followed by a Orthodontics Residency at Stony Brook University. She was then recruited by one of her professors, Dr. Ian Glaser, to work at his Commack practice, which has become the Bluebird Orthodontics that is proud to serve the community of Commack. Dr. Frank is proud to offer exceptional orthodontics to anyone who walks through our doors.
Dr. Dorie Frank is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Northeast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Women in Orthodontics Study Club
Dr. Frank enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and their kids, Charlie and Leo. They’re always looking for an adventure and can be found hiking, enjoying a museum, and enjoying e best of Long Island and New York City.
Dix Hills Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. Braces are made of metal or ceramic brackets are attached to your teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctor, these components will gradually move the teeth into the desired position as they work together to apply gentle pressure.
Dix Hills braces are an excellent choice for correcting many simple and complex issues with your teeth. Because braces sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time might be shorter. In addition, braces don’t require some of the expensive equipment or more complicated technology that newer treatments can. This makes Dix Hills braces a cost-effective orthodontic option if you’re worried about your budget.
Dix Hills Invisalign
Rather than brackets and bands, the Dix Hills Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is currently the top alternative to traditional braces because it’s an incredibly popular choice with both patients and orthodontists.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over your teeth. You’ll switch your virtually invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! In order for aligners to do their job, they must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If you don’t wear the aligners as directed, you may see a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign most effective when used to correct the most common orthodontic issues. Invisalign may not be a great option for complex cases. A free consultation with Bluebird Orthodontics will be able to help determine if you’re eligible for Invisalign.
Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. You’ll be left with a beautifully aligned smile that is just right for your face when we use these as the basis for your treatment.