Your First Visit

Your first visit to Hillsdale Orthodontics marks the exciting beginning of your journey toward a brighter, more confident smile. We know that this moment can be a mix of anticipation and perhaps a touch of nervousness, so we want to assure you that your initial consultation is all about making you feel informed, comfortable, and at ease.

Here’s what you can look forward to during your initial consultation:

A Warm Welcome

As you step through our doors, our friendly and welcoming staff will make sure to greet you. We take the time to get to know you and understand your unique orthodontic needs and goals. Likewise, you can rest assured that our team will happily answer any questions you have and address your concerns with a sincere smile; we’re here to guide you through the process in a friendly and approachable manner.

Thorough Assessment

Your initial consultation includes essential diagnostic records such as photographs, X-rays, and a 3D digital scan. These records lay the foundation for your personalized treatment plan, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your orthodontic needs.

Professional Examination

One of the highlights of your visit will be a comprehensive examination by one of our experienced orthodontists. They will conduct a meticulous evaluation of your oral health, including an assessment of your bite, jaw alignment, and teeth positioning. To gain a complete understanding of your orthodontic needs, we may take detailed records such as X-rays, photographs, and impressions.

Personalized Treatment Plan

After the examination, our orthodontist will sit down with you to discuss their findings, addressing any specific issues or concerns you may have. They will present a customized treatment plan that caters to your unique situation and aligns with your individual goals. You’ll receive a clear overview of your treatment options, which could include traditional braces, Invisalign, or other advanced orthodontic methods.

Financial Clarity

We’ll also take the time to discuss insurance considerations and flexible financing options, ensuring that you have a clear picture of the financial aspects of your orthodontic journey.

At Hillsdale Orthodontics, we believe in open communication and informed decision-making. Our aim is for you to leave your initial consultation feeling well-informed and full of confidence as you embark on your orthodontic journey. Whether you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to making your initial consultation an insightful and enjoyable experience. This visit serves as the starting point for a successful orthodontic journey, bringing you one step closer to a radiant and healthier smile.

During the consultation, we will also tell you about the existing orthodontic options available:

Portland Invisalign


Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that utilizes a series of clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth gradually. These virtually invisible aligners are removable, allowing for greater flexibility in eating and oral hygiene compared to traditional braces. Invisalign has gained widespread popularity for its discreet nature and effectiveness in achieving a straighter smile without the use of metal brackets and wires.

Portland metallic braces

Metal Braces

Braces are orthodontic devices consisting of metal brackets and wires used to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. They work by applying constant pressure to move the teeth into their desired positions over time. While traditional metal braces are durable and effective, advancements in orthodontics have also introduced alternatives such as ceramic braces and lingual braces, offering varying degrees of visibility and comfort for individuals seeking orthodontic treatment.

Portland ceramic braces

LightForce Braces

LightForce Braces represent a cutting-edge advancement in orthodontic technology, utilizing 3D printing and advanced robotics to create customized braces tailored to the unique anatomy of each patient’s teeth. These braces have a design that optimizes efficiency and precision in tooth movement, leading to potentially shorter treatment times and more accurate results. LightForce Braces showcase the integration of digital technology in orthodontics, allowing for a highly personalized and technologically advanced approach to teeth straightening.

Indirect Bonding Technology in Portland

Indirect Bonding

At Hillsdale Orthodontics, indirect bonding helps us position brackets more precisely and quickly for superior results and a more comfortable bonding experience. We begin with the creation of a replica of your teeth to place each bracket carefully onto the precise position, and the doctor uses a custom-made template to transfer and bond the brackets onto your teeth. With our team’s extra prep work behind the scenes, this method saves time and offers you a more enjoyable experience on your bonding day.

Interested in starting your orthodontic journey? Schedule a consultation to meet with our doctors and discuss which appliance would be best for your smile needs!

We’re not going far, but we’re SO excited to expand our office into a bigger, better space this June!

Closed June 13th-20th
Reopening June 24th
New address: 1501 SW Sunset Blvd. Portland, OR 97239

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