5 Crooked Hill Rd
Commack, NY 11725
Saturday: 9am- 1pm
Your Kings Park orthodontist
Dr. Frank earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. Two years later she attended the University of Maryland Dental School and earned her D.D.S. From there, she moved to New York for her general practice residency and her three-year Orthodontics residency at Stony Brook University. Dr. Frank was then recruited by a professor to come work in Commack and is now proud to serve the community at her own practice.
Dr. Dorie Frank is a member of the following 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 children Charlie and Leo.
Kings Park Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools in our toolbox. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to your teeth by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Regular adjustments with our doctor will help these parts work together to gently apply pressure to your teeth. This pressure will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Whether you have simple or complex teeth issues, Kings Park braces are a great choice to get a correction that looks great. Kings Park braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
Kings Park Invisalign
The Kings Park Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you may see unwanted results such as slower treatment or an overall lack of results. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases. A free consultation with Bluebird Orthodontics can help determine if you’re eligible for Invisalign.
Kings Park 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 your free 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. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
To learn more about Kings Park orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Bluebird Orthodontics.