Treatment with Braces

Portland metallic braces

Metal Braces Portland

Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment option currently used, and for good reasons. Metal braces are highly reliable and effective. Today’s metal braces are much sleeker and more comfortable than before. They are available in both stainless-steel and beautiful champagne gold color, and utilize a series of gentle wires to guide the teeth. The elastic ligatures on the brackets can be customized to your favorite colors.

Portland ceramic braces

Ceramic Braces Portland

Ceramic braces use a bracket and wire system just like traditional metal braces, however, the brackets  are made of tooth colored ceramic or clear materials to help them blend in better. This is a great option for patients who want the reliability of metal braces, but don’t like the idea of a mouth full of metal. This more cosmetically pleasing solution to teeth straightening has the effectiveness of metal braces, however, patients do need to be mindful that the materials used to make these braces are more brittle and can break easier than their metal counterparts.

Invisible Treatments Portland

Portland lingual braces

Lingual Braces Portland

Lingual braces are metal braces but with a twist. Rather than being placed on the outside of the teeth, they are placed on the tongue, or lingual side of the teeth. They are completely invisible to others. Lingual braces are customized to the unique shape of each person’s teeth.

Portland Invisalign

Clear Aligners Portland

As an alternative to tried-and-true braces, Our orthodontist in Portland at Hillsdale Orthodontics offers clear aligners, such as Invisalign. These innovations are reshaping the entire industry and offering new opportunities for patients interested in improving their smile and bite, but who refuse to have metal braces and wires in their mouth.

At your consultation, we will discuss with you the options available, as well as the pros and cons of each. This will help you understand when certain options may be more effective and when they are not the best for your case. Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss which treatment choices and appliances are the most ideal for your smile goals!


Between 6-10 years of age is the earliest you can get braces. For adults, as long as your gums and jawbone structure are in good shape, it’s never too late.

There are three basic steps before getting braces treatment in Portland. 1. Get a referral from your regular dentist to an Orthodontist. 2. Schedule a Consultation with your Orthodontist of choice. 3. Design your treatment with the help and suggestions of your Orthodontist, each patient is different, and treatment should be tailored made for the individual to have the best results.

Ceramic braces in Portland will straighten your teeth anywhere from 6 months to 2 years for the majority of patients; however, always talk to your orthodontist as each case is different.

Only certified Orthodontists perform treatments with braces in Portland.

Some general dentists can help you start using some appliances; however, you should always consult with a certified orthodontist if you want to get braces in Portland to be as efficient as possible.