Orthodontic Treatment

Northwest Portland, The Pearl District and Downtown Portland

Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of malocclusions, or bite conditions, which may be the result of irregularly spaced teeth or jaw alignment problems.

Today, there are varying orthodontic treatments designed to meet individual needs, lifestyles and budgets. Portland, Oregon, orthodontist Dr. JD Miller can determine the best solution for your specific condition and provide you with a custom orthodontic treatment to achieve a smile as functional as it is beautiful.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

Brace yourself: Modern orthodontic solutions are not confined to the metal brackets and wires many people still associate with teeth-straightening. At Portland Pearl Orthodontics, Dr. Miller offers orthodontic treatments including:

While traditional metal braces remain the best option for some patients, other patients may benefit from clear aligners or an advanced variation on standard braces.

What Conditions can Orthodontics Treat?

Orthodontic appliances can be used to correct a number of bite conditions in children, teens and adults alike. Common bite conditions that can be treated with orthodontics include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Spaced teeth
  • Underbite

Although many people seek treatment for bite conditions because they find an improper bite unattractive, these conditions can also affect your ability to chew, swallow and speak. Left untreated, bite conditions may contribute to progressive dental problems including tooth decay and gum disease.

To learn more about your orthodontic treatment options, please contact the office of Portland Pearl Orthodontics.