MEET THE STAFF
Each member of our staff is highly trained with specialized education. The clinical staff is specifically trained in orthodontics and is certified by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry. Staff members receive continuing education to update knowledge and techniques, and their performance is in accordance with the standards set by the Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners.
Our Team is the best we’ve ever had. They possess the skills and training in the latest technology available to provide the best orthodontic care anywhere. Our team is a committed and unique group, with patient care being their top priority.
Dr. Bill Dischinger
Dr. Bill Dischinger began his orthodontic career in 1999, joining his father’s practice. They worked side by side until 2015 when Dr. Terry Dischinger retired from active practice. Working together was the fulfillment of a life long dream for both Dr. Bill and Dr. Terry. They learned and perfected their art of orthodontics together and this only strengthened their bond as father and son. Dr. Bill would love it if one of his four boys decided to pursue the same career some day.
Dr. Sara Edmondson
Dr. Sara’s orthodontic career began in the seventh grade, with a young aspiration to become a dentist. She spent many hours in the dental chair and loved being in the office and learning about all things teeth. In high school and college, she shadowed dental professionals and worked in an orthodontic office. This was when her love for orthodontics began.
Suzi has been with The Dischinger Team since 2001. She is married to Michael, who is a Pastor in Canby. They have two married children, Heather and her husband Matt, Spenser and his wife McKenzie. She also has little grandson Levi and “fresh baby” who will arrive September of 2022! Suzi enjoys traveling, especially Disney, Hawaii and Mexico!
Erin has enjoyed working for our Dischinger Team for the past few years. When she is not creating solutions as our Social Media Manager, you will find her cheering on one of her four kids (who keep her VERY busy) on the softball or football fields, volleyball courts or at a track meet. Whenever she does get a break, you just might find her on a date with her best friend & husband, Jeff, enjoying a quiet happy hour.
Carrie has worked for Dischinger Orthodontics since 1988. The first 10 years she was an assistant in the clinic and is now the Front Office Coordinator. She enjoys walking, snowshoeing, reading, gardening and spending time with her two grown sons Michael and Dylan.
Lin has worked for the Dischinger Team for 27 years. Lin has 2 sons and 8 wonderful grandchildren. She loves to read, snowshoe, scuba dive and travel with her husband Mike.
Leah has been working in the dental field since July, 2012 and is enjoying every second. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching OSU football and baseball.
Morgan joined the team in 2022 and is bringing a lot of new fresh ideas of how to make your treatment experience even more fantastic.
Amanda has worked in the orthodontic field for 10 years. She is excited to build relationships with our patients and their families. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 4 kids and traveling around the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Brenda has been in the dental field for 19 years, 8 years in orthodontics. She enjoys getting to know people and volunteers within the community. She has three kids who are active in baseball, football and softball which keeps her very busy. Her family loves going camping and fishing. Brenda loves being a cheer Mom and enjoys being artistic.
McKenna started at Dischinger Orthodontics right out of dental assisting school in 2016. In her free time, she loves to ride dirt bikes, camp, hike and any activity that takes her to the great outdoors. McKenna’s favorite super hero is Wonder Woman!
Reanne has been a part of the Dischinger Team since 2007. She feels fortunate to be able to work part-time and be home with her 2 kids on her days off. She loves camping, sports, going to the beach and just spending time with her family.
ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL SMILE WITHOUT THE METAL MOUTH!
Frequently Asked Questions:
The consultation typically lasts about 80 minutes.
The first 15 minutes of the consultation is dedicated to taking full orthodontic records including photos and x-rays at no charge which will assist our orthodontists in planning you or your child’s treatment.
During the next 30 minutes you will meet our orthodontist and have a 1-on-1 discussion with our treatment coordinator about possible orthodontic treatments. During this time, you will have the opportunity to discuss any orthodontic and dental problems you may be concerned about.
There are 5 essential questions that we will cover during the consultation:
- Is there an orthodontic problem, and if so, what is it?
- What treatment options are available to you to correct the problem? (i.e. braces, Invisalign, expander, etc.)
- What is the estimated length of treatment?
- What is the total cost of treatment?
- What payment options are available?
No, the consultation is completely FREE. This includes an examination, all photos and x-rays (orthodontic records), and a 30 minute consultation with our treatment coordinators and orthodontists.
We want you to be completely comfortable and well-informed in your decision making process.
There are no hidden fees. The entire consultation, including all photos, x-rays and the assessment by our orthodontist are completely free.
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your specific dental requirements. Once we complete a new patient exam and create a treatment plan for you, you will meet with a treatment coordinator to discuss the costs and payment plans available to you. We will work with you to create a payment plan that is tailored to your needs and budget.
Yes! Kindly give us a call and we will try our best to accommodate you. If our schedule permits, we may be able see multiple family members back to back.
Of course! Second opinions are welcome! We hope that at the end of the consultation, you are educated, informed and able to make the best decision for you and your family.
Our services are provided by orthodontists. Orthodontists are dentists who, after finishing 4 years of dental school, then went to orthodontic school for another 3 years for extensive training with braces, Invisalign, expanders, bite correction appliances, etc. The only thing our doctors do – all day, every day – is straighten teeth! Our orthodontists will straighten teeth on hundreds of patients per year and thousands of patients in their lifetime.
On the contrary, most general dentists don’t do any orthodontics. The few that do treat only a handful of cases per year, and usually these cases are very simple cases (ie. retreatment of a patient who previously had braces but stopped wearing their retainers and teeth shifted slightly).
Orthodontics is something you only want to go through and pay for once, so trust your smile to a specialist 🙂
If you are in need of treatment, an orthodontist will recommend an appliance specific to your dental needs. Some of the treatment options available include: traditional braces, clear braces and Invisalign.
Treatment times vary depending on your specific course of treatment, but with the new cutting-edge technology, the average treatment time is 18-24 months.
Brush your teeth by using a regular soft toothbrush. Brush down from the top and then up from the bottom on each tooth; always brushing away from your gums. Use a gentle sawing motion to work the floss on each side of the two teeth the floss is between. Be careful not to pull with too much force around the archwire.
That varies per patient but there is new technology that uses memory shape, heat activated wires that work without needing painful adjustments, decreasing the amount of office visits necessary to complete treatment. The average time between visits can range from 6-8 weeks. As you come close to finishing treatment, the doctor may want to see you more often, typically between 4-6 weeks during your last few months, to fine tune your final tooth movements.