18325 SW Alexander St.
Aloha, Oregon 97003 | T: 503.642.5666
1550 St. Helens St.
St. Helens, Oregon 97051 | T: 503.397.2813
118 A Street West
Rainier, Oregon 97048 | T: 503.556.6401

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"Dr. Phillips is a wonderful doctor. He is so good with children. My daughter feels at ease with him and can’t wait to get a retainer (It’s not time yet). Everyone in the office is so kind and helpful."

- Christine P.
"We’re so thankful that Dr. Phillips takes the time to explain things and to answer any and all questions. The front office staff has always been friendly to my son which helps ease his fears."

- Sue M.
"Dr. Phillips and his team have done a wonderful job of putting my son’s anxiety about braces at ease by giving him honest answers that he can understand."

- Kristol C.
"You all do an incredible job. We love coming in. My son looks forward to seeing the staff and so do I!"

- Jaime H.
"Everything was perfect. Everyone is extremely polite, friendly and totally on the ball. Dr. Phillips is excellent with the care he gives and provides complete comprehensive explanation and any available options."

- Tanya J.
"We love this office and everyone in it! The best dental experience ever!"

- Grant S.
"Everyone at the office made me feel comfortable and special. I appreciate the excellent service from the front desk, the assistants and Dr. Phillips."

- Melissa C. (adult patient)
"If you're looking for an orthodontist that will treat you with care and compassion, Dr. Phillips is the one for you! Not only is he excellent in his field, his staff is top notch in their care as well! We always recommend him to everyone that we know."

– Edward J.
"Dr. Phillips' office is like one big family, and every time you visit them, it's like you are part of that family, too!"

– Ryan S.

Emergency Info

How To Handle Minor Emergencies

What to Do in Case of Emergency

Call our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.

Loose Brackets or Bands

Call our office immediately for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire at night or over the weekend. If you need to cut a wire in case of emergency, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.

Wire Irritations

Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.

Lost Separators

Most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

Discomfort with Orthodontic Treatment

During the first week after your braces are in place and routine adjustments are complete, you will likely feel some pain, soreness or discomfort. You may take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. A warm wash cloth or heating pad may reduce the soreness in your jaws.