Hillsboro Braces & Invisalign
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Our Laidlaw Orthodontics team is ready to talk with you about your orthodontic questions or concerns, so don’t wait to contact us.
If you contact us after business hours, you’ll hear back as soon as possible, and at least by the next business day. Your first appointment is always free, so come in for your first consultation with Dr. Laidlaw!
Your Trusted Orthodontist in Hillsboro
Dr. Andrea Laidlaw is a native of the Pacific Northwest. She received her undergraduate education in biology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington before attending Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry.
There she received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Laidlaw then went on to complete her post-doctoral residency in orthodontics at OHSU and earned her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Laidlaw began practicing in Hillsboro in 2000, and has been an active member of the community ever since. She is known as a warm, caring professional who strives to achieve outstanding results for her patients.
Dr. Laidlaw has published several articles in professional journals and served for many years as the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists’ Constituent Representative to the American Association of Orthodontists’ Council on New & Young Members.
Dr. Laidlaw is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of the prestigious Angle Society of Orthodontists. She’s also an active member of several professional organizations and has also held leadership positions in many.
Braces in Hillsboro are an effective choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces also don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Hillsboro braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. 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 as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Hillsboro and is the top alternative to traditional braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth, so there are no metal wires or bands to maneuver around.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Laidlaw. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! 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.
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 Dr. Laidlaw at Laidlaw Orthodontics in Hillsboro will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Hillsboro Braces and Invisalign: the right treatment for your smile
Dr. Laidlaw has 20 years of experience providing customized treatment plans for patients of all ages. When you visit our office in Hillsboro for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about Hillsboro orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Laidlaw Orthodontics.