Meet Our Orthodontists

Dr. Douglas Wright


Dr. Douglas Wright is one of the most experienced board certified orthodontists in Western New York and a third generation specialist. His father, Laurence C. Wright started the family practice in 1955. Many of the parents that bring in their children for braces were patients themselves at Dr. Wright’s practice.  

The philosophy of his father Dr. Larry, has been carried through all of these years to our present practice:

“to treat each patient with kindness and care while providing the best orthodontic treatment at a reasonable cost.”

Dr. Doug, as his patients refer to him, enjoys getting to know his patients and bringing them the satisfaction of a beautiful smile. He believes that perfecting a smile can bring strong confidence to each and every patient. He knows that most teenagers are already self-conscious about their appearances.

Dr. Douglas Wright has a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western Reserve University, his Master of Science in Oral Biology and his certificate in Orthodontics also from Case Western Reserve. Dr. Douglas Wright, DDS of Owl Orthodontics was recently named by Align Technology as the Invisalign-designated professor at the University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Orthodontics.

   He is the most experienced Invisalign provider in Upstate NY – he has treated over 1500 patients

   The only Top 1% Elite Preferred Invisalign providers in all of Western New York

   He has the highest educational level with Invisalign in Upstate NY

   Dr. Wright was the first to use iTero impressionless scanning technology

   Dr. Wright is the only Orthodontist in WNY that Align Technology approached for a teaching position at SUNY Buffalo based on his experience and educational level on Invisalign

     Dr. Wright is the only Orthodontist in Upstate NY/Central NY that teaches this course.  There are no doctors in Rochester, Syracuse, or Albany that teach this course for Align Technology

Dr. Doug is a certified provider for Invisalign and a member of the Upstate New York Damon Orthodontic Study Club. He has been inducted as a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, an honorary organization for recognition of service to the profession. He is the past Supreme Grand Master of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity, an international fraternity. Also, Dr. Doug is past President of the Erie County Dental Society, Dr. Doug is also a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary Club International.

Dr. Doug and his wife, Laurie, have three children. He enjoys traveling, skiing, sailing and playing golf during his free time.

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Dr. Matthew Walla

matthew-walla-2.jpgDr. Matthew Walla joined Owl Orthodontics in August 2010. He is originally from Indiana and grew up in a small town near Chicago. Dr. Walla received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University. Later, he earned his dental degree from New York University where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. Dr. Walla continued at NYU to complete a two-year, post-graduate program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society.

Dr. Walla is married, and he and his wife, Liz, have one son, Ethan. When he is away from orthodontics, Dr. Walla enjoys music, reading, snowboarding and spending time with his family.



Dr. Michael MolisaniMichael Molisani

Dr. Michael Molisani, DDS is a Rochester native. He graduated from The Aquinas Institute of Rochester in 1999. From there he went on to receive his BS in Biology from St. John Fisher College graduating Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Molisani attended the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and in 2007 he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree graduation Summa Cum Laude.  He then went on to complete his orthodontic training at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 2011. Dr. Molisani served as chief resident there.

When not in the orthodontic offices, Dr. Molisani enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary Beth, his family and friends. He also loves sports and we are happy to share that he is a Buffalo Bills fan !