Trusted Orthodontics in Hillsboro, OR
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Hillsboro, OR, and the surrounding areas.
400 E Main St Ste 190
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Wednesday: 7 am-4 pm
Thursday: 8 am-4 pm
Your Orthodontist in Hillsboro, OR
Dr. Andrea Laidlaw, a native of the Pacific Northwest, received her undergraduate education in biology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She then attended Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Laidlaw then completed her post-doctoral residency in orthodontics at OHSU and earned her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She worked as an associate clinical professor in the graduate orthodontic residency program at OHSU for seven years, where she helped train future orthodontists and stay up-to-date on the latest advances in orthodontics.
She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the prestigious Angle Society of Orthodontists.
Why an Orthodontist in Hillsboro, OR Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Laidlaw continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Laidlaw has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. Her knowledge includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.
Hillsboro, OR Braces
As one of the most efficient orthodontic treatments available, traditional braces aren’t going anywhere. When it comes to correcting just about any tooth issue, whether it’s simple or complex, Hillsboro OR metal and ceramic braces will be a great option. Hillsboro OR braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be shorter. Also, braces don’t require some more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
Hillsboro, OR Invisalign
The Hillsboro, OR Invisalign system is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces. This option uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and a virtually invisible design to fit snugly over your teeth. Dr. Laidlaw will give you the specifics, but most patients switch their trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next series. Wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job.
Invisalign is most effective in correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues and may not be the best option for patients with incredibly intricate cases. A free consultation with Laidlaw Orthodontics will help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Testimonials from Hillsboro, OR Orthodontics patients:
I have had a fantastic experience at this office. The team was terrific, and Dr. Laidlaw went the extra mile to ensure my son and I were educated and comfortable with the treatment. I look forward to our future appointments! - Brooke
I don't know where to start except to say Dr. Laidlaw and team changed my life. When I walked into the office less than two years ago, I was apprehensive about getting braces as an adult and embarrassed about my smile, and looking to remedy chronic jaw pain. In my first few visitations, Dr. Laidlaw patiently and professionally fielded my numerous questions to quell my numerous fears and misconceptions about braces. Throughout my treatment, she has leveraged the many advanced technological capabilities around the office, along with her many connections to outstanding experts in the orthognathic and periodontic fields, to ensure I am well on my way to a better smile. The braces are nearly off. They have been very subtle from the beginning, my jaw pain is gone, and my teeth look amazing. This office is filled with caring, compassionate, and professional individuals who genuinely care about those who come through their doors. As soon as you step in, know that you will be taken care of, and you will be so incredibly grateful you did. - Kevin