Meet Dr. Laidlaw, Your Hillsboro Orthodontist

Dr. Andrea Laidlaw began practicing in Hillsboro in 2000 and has been an active member of the community. She is known as a warm, caring professional who strives to achieve outstanding results for her patients.

She worked as an associate clinical professor in the graduate orthodontic residency program at OHSU for seven years, where she helped train future orthodontists as well as stays 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.

Dr. Laidlaw is happily married to her husband, Pat, and loves to spend time with him and their two children.

They enjoy numerous outdoor activities and traveling. Dr. Laidlaw enjoys triathlons, and is a two-time IRONMAN finisher. When she’s not at the office, you may see her out running or cycling around town.

Dr. Laidlaw

Why an Orthodontist in Hillsboro?

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 necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Laidlaw has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Hillsboro Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Hillsboro orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Providing additional treatment options.
    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Hillsboro orthodontics offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Laidlaw Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Hillsboro area.

Testimonials from your City orthodontist patients

If you’re looking for an orthodontist or even considering treatment, say no more! Stop what you’re doing and get a free consultation from Laidlaw Orthodontics, you won’t regret it! Dr. Laidlaw and her entire team have made my ortho journey the easiest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done for myself. The ambition, compassion and sincerity they have for their patients is out of this world

I have had an amazing experience at this office. The team was wonderful, and Dr. Laidlaw went the extra mile to make sure my son and I were educated and comfortable with treatment. I look forward to our future appointments!

Five Stars! Dr. Laidlaw and staff were awesome in all aspects of Orthodontics. Their referrals to other clinics to aid in the total package treatment for my son were top notch.