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Achieve Your Smile Goals in a Fun, Relaxed Environment

Why Patients in Gates Choose Us

Experienced and Friendly Team
Top-Rated Orthodontists
Affordable Payment Options
Family Discounts & Special Offers Available
Multiple Services In-House
Children, Teens, and Families Welcome

Say Hello to Our Exceptional Orthodontists Near Gates

20+ Years of Combined Experience
Patient-Centered and Quality-Driven
Committed to Creating a Fun and Relaxed Environment
Both were Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
Passionate About Continuing Education
Active Member of Multiple Professional Organizations

Dr. Stan Drabik

– Dr. Drabik’s experience spans more than two decades, and his passion for orthodontics hasn’t waned! He loves providing quality, personalized care that delivers absolutely beautiful results, and he looks forward to doing the same for you or your family.

For Dr. Drabik, the road to becoming an orthodontist in Gates began at Wittenberg University, which is where he earned his undergraduate degree. After that, he earned his DDS from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and his orthodontic certificate at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Today, his achievements include being a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, a recipient of the Donald T. Kozlowski Memorial Award for Most Respected Senior Dental Student, and a member of the Seventh District New York Dental Association.

Dr. Drabik is fortunate enough to get to spend time with his family both in and out of our office. He also loves using his free time to travel, exercise, watch the sunset, and ride his Harley through the Finger Lakes. Here’s something you might not know about him: he REALLY likes frosting!

Dr. Leah Peres

– Dr. Peres loves coming into work each day because she gets to meet patients, provide them with the top-tier care they deserve, and see first-hand their newfound confidence at the end of their treatment. It truly never gets old!

As for her studies, Dr. Peres obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and her dental doctorate at the Ivy-League University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After graduating with honors, she became a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and earned her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. If all of this wasn’t impressive enough, she also was named a 2018 Charley Schulz Resident Scholar, and she continues to maintain active memberships with professional organizations like the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the American Academy of Orthodontists.

As for interests outside of dentistry, Dr. Peres enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, kayaking, and biking. She also likes trying new restaurants and breweries on her days off and traveling! Here’s something you might not know about her: she has a photographic memory.

Hear from Patients in Gates & Beyond

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Dr. Drabik is an amazing orthodontist! He has the friendliest, kind, helpful staff! Both of my children have been patients (1 still is) and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for orthodontic care!!

Crystal H.

Why Are You Looking for an Orthodontist Near Gates?

At Drabik Orthodontics, we offer high-quality and comprehensive services to help your family achieve the smiles of their dreams. From traditional braces to pediatric orthodontics to clinically proven teeth whitening, we’ve got something for patients of all ages! Best of all, you can find these services in one convenient location. To learn more about what we offer, simply click on the images below!

3 Ways We Make Your Care Affordable

At Drabik Orthodontics, we offer our patients not one, not two, but three ways to make braces more affordable! You can click on the icons below to learn more about each or, as always, you can call our orthodontic office so a knowledgeable member of our team can help you find the answer you’re looking for.

Finding Our Orthodontic Office Near Gates

Whether you’re interested in braces for your little one or Invisalign near Gates for yourself, our top-rated, highly trained dental team is here to serve you at both our Webster and Rochester locations. Of course, the latter is quite a bit closer to Gates. In fact, we’re right off I-490! You’ll find us at 2300 Buffalo Road #400C in Rochester, NY. Surrounding our office is Top Friendly Markets, The UPS Store, Garden Factory, and Wimpy’s Burger Basket. If you need any additional assistance finding us, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

At Drabik Orthodontics, we welcome questions from patients. Our team will gladly take your phone calls and address your concerns! Still, maybe you want to do your own reading or lack time for calls. In that case, our practice has another solution: listed below are some popular orthodontic questions and their answers. Please read them over to learn how we do things. Should you need further details, book a consultation and see us in person!

What level of education is required to be an orthodontist?

You need a lot of education just to be a regular dentist. Needless to say, even more is required to be an orthodontist.


For starters, the path involves much schooling. Candidates first need a bachelor’s degree to enter a dental school. Once they’re at such a school, they must undergo three years of learning to attain a DDS or DMD. Finally, they’ll receive three years of specialized orthodontic training after dental school.


Of course, good orthodontists will also keep their knowledge current. That means they complete a set number of continuing education hours yearly. Otherwise, they’ll lose their license to practice.


How many orthodontists are near Gates?

There are over 18,000 practicing orthodontists in the U.S. However, there are only about ten near Gates and the wider Rochester area. Luckily, Drs. Drabik and Peres are some of the best you’ll ever find.


You see, both of our orthodontists are trained and skilled. Dr. Drabik has studied at the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Boston University. Meanwhile, Dr. Peres got her dental doctorate from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine. At a later point, she learned orthodontics from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Both doctors are now members of several orthodontist groups.


What is the best way to find an orthodontist?

Aside from their title, you might not know what to look for in an orthodontics provider. Well, the matter isn’t that tricky. There are several things you should look out for.


Firstly, review an orthodontist’s education and experience. Those who have a lot of both are sure to deliver great results. In contrast, a prospect fresh out of school may not offer the quality you want.


Next, see if an orthodontist belongs to an orthodontics group. Such groups might include the American Association of Orthodontists. Another example is the American Academy of Orthodontists. If a doctor is linked to such an organization, they’ll know advanced orthodontic methods.


How much does it cost to get traditional braces without insurance?

In the U.S., the average price of metal braces is nearly $6,000. Still, how much your own cost will vary. The final number will depend on a wide range of factors.


For instance, consider the severity of your issue. Are your teeth only mildly misaligned or severely so? In the former case, the braces may not cost as much. If it’s the latter, though, your “metal mouth” may be expensive.


Your oral health is also relevant. If you have other dental issues, you may need to treat such things before you get braces. These extra services would then add to the overall expense.