Trusted Orthodontics Near Northport
We are proud to serve orthodontic patients of all ages from the Commack area in communities such as Dix Hills, Northport, East Northport, Brentwood, and Elwood.
Your Northport 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 an 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.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They are composed of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in.
Northport braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Braces can provide you with slightly shorter treatment times because they sometimes align your teeth and close gaps faster than other treatments might. Braces don’t need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Northport braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Northport Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. These nearly invisible trays will generally be switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly!
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Bluebird Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Northport Braces and Invisalign: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Northport office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.