Welcome to Portland Orthodontist PortlandBraces.com
Portland Orthodontists, Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and Dr. Joseph Dugoni and their caring team provide quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Combining experience with advanced education and gentle caring approach, Dr. Schnepper, Dr. Dugoni and their team are setting the standard for orthodontic care and patient services in the Portland, Oregon area.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and Dr. Joseph Dugoni, members of the American Association of Orthodontists, provide an exceptional orthodontic experience in a friendly and welcoming environment.
What Sets us Apart
Our patients are our highest priority, we enjoy getting to know our patients and their interests, understanding their challenges, and learning how to most effectively work with them.
Types of Treatments
We offer many types and levels of orthodontic care tailored to the patient and their specific needs. Our goal is to support healthy dentitions, facilitate harmonious facial growth and development.
Schedule a Complimentary Exam
As recommended and endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontists, I encourage seeing patients initially between 7-8 years of age. This gives us the opportunity to establish baseline growth and to prevent, recognize, or treat problems that could have long-term detrimental effects if not addressed early. Oftentimes, addressing habits and eruptive disorders early in one’s life can avoid or lessen future problems.
Early Orthodontic Treatment (Children)
Through our complimentary exams and recall supervision program we can best identify a need at an early age prior to eruption of all the permanent teeth. It might involve something as simple as an orthodontic space maintainer to manage space for unerupted teeth or involve an orthopedic growth-related appliance as an upper expander to facilitate harmonious facial growth.
What People Are Saying About Portland Braces
I love love love Dugoni and his staff! Being an adult and getting braces for the second time is a breeze with these guys! They make you feel right at home!!!!
- Amy P
The best! My daughter has a beautiful smile thanks to Dr. Dugoni!
- Emily V
As an adult the thought of getting braces is a little nerve racking. I had a consult with Dr. Dugoni and he was incredibly informative and helpful. I no longer was nervous but excited for what was to come. Dr. Dugoni is not only perfection at his craft, but is such a warm, friendly, and empathetic person. I felt so lucky to have him for my Orthodontist he has an amazing staff that are equally warm and inviting. I always looked forward to my visits. I am so happy with my results and the job he did!
- Meredith T
We have and continue to refer to Dr. Jay Dugoni for orthodontic treatment. He and his staff have been exceptional and so caring to work with. As a hygienist, having a good bite is vital for eating , general health, and retention of the jaw bones. And the icing on the cake is the beautiful smile! Dr. Dugoni and staff get a 10+ in our book! You’ll see!
- Jim and Randi A
Incredible staff and location! I feared the process would be painful and lengthy, not so! I was out of braces before I realized it. Even after 12 years my smile is bright, straight, and healthy!
- Taylor W
I’ve had Invisalign over the past 10 months and think highly of Dr. Dugoni’s staff especially. I’ve not waited for longer than 2 minutes in the waiting room or longer than 15 minutes in the chair (that was one time; most other visits were less than 5 minutes). His staff have always been friendly, organized, and professional.
- Amy B
Dr Dugoni’s genuine concern for his patient is felt from first appointment to the last. It is amazing how he listens and explains the orthodontic process. His ability to relate to young kids and teenagers is something special. All three of my children are so happy with their results and that they chose Dr Dugoni at Portland Braces
- Mary M
There probably wasn’t any way to make my daughter happy about getting/having braces … but I found Dr. Dugoni and his staff to be friendly, efficient, and kind. A number of friends have also sent their children there, and one of the hygienists at my long-term dentist office had her grown-up braces from Dugoni’s office … high praise all around!
- Anna K
Dr. Dugoni and his staff are amazing! They are great with the patients and the parents. They are quick but thorough. Love them and recommend them frequently.