Up North Orthodontics is dedicated to “raising the bar” for quality orthodontic care in Traverse City, MI

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website! 

Our goal is to create excellent smiles by maximizing each staff member’s talents and abilities to work together as a team.  We strive for a positive and winning attitude every day, seek new challenges and work to achieve them gracefully.

  • Dr. Bob Portenga and his team work together to create a positive experience for our patients and their families.
  • Up North Orthodontics offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available today in orthodontics.  This includes state-of-the-art orthodontic appliances and mini SPEED braces instead of the larger traditional metal braces or ceramic braces. 
  • For patients self-conscious about wearing braces, we offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth.
  • Our practice is a fun place to be!  We offer a warm, friendly and always lively atmosphere where conversation is encouraged and smiles come naturally!
  • Multiple financing options are available to meet the needs of patients and their families.  
  • Your time is valuable, and we respect that.  We do our best to accommodate your busy lifestyle, offer extensive use of modern technology for fast, effective treatment, and our team is happy to help when you have questions or need assistance.  We run “on-schedule” so that you can too!

When you’re ready to take the next step toward orthodontic treatment, please contact Up North Orthodontics at (231) 947-3570 for your complimentary orthodontic examination and get ready to start smiling!