Dr. Gary Chapman

Dentistry - Orthodontics
Clackamas, OR
37 years experience male

Locations

ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics

Clackamas, OR

Address

10121 SE Sunnyside Rd. Suite 330, Clackamas, OR
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 1:00pm
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Fax

5036590168

Insurances accepted

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Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

ODS Health Plans

About

Bio

I have had the privilege of practicing Orthodontics since 1989. I am an Orthodontist practicing full face, mostly non-extraction treatment for children and adults. Our practice is focused on providing the right treatment for our patient's goals. We offer Invisalign, Insignia custom braces, Damon braces, and Acceledent to cut treatment times of our adult patients by 50%. We offer a host of interceptive treatments for our younger patients to shorten treatment times and minimize removal of permanent teeth.

Specialties
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Dentistry - Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Doctor Q&A

358 Answers
49 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
No difference: Cavities are formed by localized accumulations of bacterial plaque on teeth. The ph of the immediate area is of concern, not the ph of the saliva. T... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Wear your retainer: Your retainer was given to you by your orthodontist to preserve your result and minimize changes with time. Nightly wear is a good idea to maintain y... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
YES!: This is a preferred method of treatment for many doctors. I use a custom orthotic(splint) to diagnose and relieve the pain associated with TMJ issues... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: However removal of your retainers will allow the mouthwash to access all of the areas covered by your retainer. Most mouthwash contains alcohol, this... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Depends on Severity: Mild class ii malocclusions can be corrected with braces and rubber bands. More severe class ii's require orthopedics and braces to correct. I like ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Any orthodontist: Go see an orthodontist, if your's isn't near anymore. Most offices will gladly make you a new retainer for a fee. You will need to understand that i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: Starting a good brushing routine is a good idea. Use a very soft bristled brush so as not to hurt. Toothpaste is likely not necessary, as the main ef... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
It can....: Depending on how many teeth is is attached to, the teeth on the ends of the chain may pull and leave a gap between the it and the tooth not attached t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Brush your gums: After looking at oramd's website, it is just a natural product toothpaste. It sounds as if your gums are inflamed (gingivitis) and sore. They likely... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Don't worry: Geographic tongue is an innate characteristic of some people. It has no impact on your oral health. You may notice the patches changing shape form ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
No: A frenectomy aids the success of keeping the upper front teeth together once braces are removed. There will be no speech changes. See a speech patho... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: Your teeth will be moving in a direction not planned until the kink is removed.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
It is time: Seek out a pediatric dentist who specializes in children. Getting your child off toa great start with the dentist is key to a lifetime of smiles. F... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
With care: Jule, you should really talk to your dentist. A child is learning as they grow up. A good, early dental experience is key to a life time of healthy ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Go see his dentist: Brown spots on teeth can be caused by many things. Tough to answer in this forum, as you could be looking at deep decay recently uncovered by better ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
No: Keep trying. Most offices are looking for that bubbly personality. Training is quite easy once in an office.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
A lot of school!: An orthodontist has a minimum of 3-4 years undergraduate work. A minimum of 3-4 years of dental school and a minimum of 2-3 years specialty training ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: Invisalign does a pretty good job on less demanding cases. See an orthodontist for a proper consult to see what your options are.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Call now: While the bracket is off of the tooth, it is not moving in the direction it should. If there is a closing chain involved, then the tooth runs the ris... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
All of them are: We are subject to fda approval on all of the materials and appliances used in the usa.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
It will pass : Very few patients have this reaction to their new retainers. If you do, just breath and le tit sit. Soon you will wonder what the fuss was about. W... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Most unlikely: Your retainer is made of a high grade of stainless steel(assuming usa fda standards). There are many other replacement body parts/joints made the sam... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
We take 5: For proper diagnosis and treatment a minimum of 5 radiographs are taken for a typical orthodontic case. Initially we take panoramic and cephalometric... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Change something: Broken braces once a month is unusual and usually related to your eating habits. Your orthodontic office has reviewed "the food list " with you. Foo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Longevity: In addition to the obvious great smile and self esteem props, i feel longevity of your teeth is the most important thing we accomplish for our patient... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Proper diagnosis/car: Proper diagnosis and care. Halitosis is caused by a myriad of factors, any one of which could be responsible. Here is a short list: periodontal dis... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Maybe: Depends on how much your teeth have moved. If just a little, then your retainer will correct minor issues fairly well, but only if worn full time fo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: It depends upon which tooth is missing. The space can be closed by moving adjacent teeth into the space.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Not much: Regular dental check ups to have a healthy mouth. Wait and watch. Your orthodontist can give an idea of the future alignment of your child's teeth.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Depends: A broken bracket generally leads to longer treatment time. If there are rubber bands being worn, an alastic chain closing space, then the forces invo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Not enough wear: Generally, if your retainers hurt, you have not been wearing them enough to keep your teeth in place. They will feel tight as they are not fitting th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Your teeth: Extractions for orthodontic treatment are used to find space to align the remaining teeth. The "holes" are closed by moving teeth into them, leaving ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
YES!: Your retainers were provided to you by your orthodontist to minimize changes in your teeth for years to come. Left alone, teeth will shift over years... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Cookies!: The orthodontist office is a fun place to be. It doesn't smell like a dental office, people are there because they wan to be there. We have games a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
It is more difficult: We spend more time reviewing "care and feeding of braces" than we do putting them on at the delivery appointment. Oral hygiene with braces is difficu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
No: Models of teeth are becoming much less useful as digital technology is integrated into treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Get a consultation: Most orthodontists will perform an initial exam for free. As opposed to trying to digest 10 years of formal education (training time for an orthodont... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
White vinegar: We recommend a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. The vinegar is acid, the tarter accumulation on your retainers is basic. The vinegar softe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
No: Lip retractors are used to keep the teeth dry so the adhesive will stick to your teeth. Our glue is like your glue...It doesn't work in a wet environ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Parts of braces: Basic parts: brackets are glued to the teeth and act as handles. Bands are glued to back teeth and used as handles. Wires are ligated to the "h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Both need to be done: Teeth require maintenance to last your life time. Daily brushing/flossing is necessary to remove the plaque that caused tooth decay. Any toothbrush ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
See your dentist: You will need to see your dentist asap to prevent caries form getting started under the loose crown. Sometimes crowns become loose due to recurrent d... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
White vinegar: We recommend a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. The vinegar is acid, the tarter accumulation on your retainers is basic. The vinegar softe... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Usually not: As braces are placed on the out side surface of the teeth primarily, they don't affect speech. Speech sounds are formed by the tongue and inside surf... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
You probably can't: See your orthodontist. It is likely that your teeth have moved due to inconsistent retainer wear, unless you have stepped on your retainer.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Sounds good!: Honestly, doing them in any order is fine as long as you are doing them regularly. Listen to your periodontist's recommendations and you will enjoy y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
PROBABLY NOT: Extrusion of teeth with aligner therapy is difficult at best. When you are trying to move teeth in the same direction as insertion of the appliance, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Predictability: Invisalign is a good appliance for those mild-moderate cases with a good bite. For more challenging cases it struggles. Compliance is key, they must... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Possibly: Stomach contents is very acidic and will dissolve the enamel off the back of the upper and lower front teeth ANS well as the tongue side of the back t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: You will need to visit the dentist and get your teeth restored. But, first, you must quit the meth habit and eating high sugared foods. Brush your te... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 19, 2015
Great Orthodontist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chapman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chapman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Have not had them removed yet in fact the other day my tmj specialist mentioned them growing in on am xray
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I only have my retainer three days ago doctor... and I'm really struggling wearing it on my lower lip coz it gives so much pain in my gums..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My Hubby has a tarter problem I will have Him try it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Oregon health Sciences University School of Dentistry

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Portland, OR - Winter
2013
Top Orthodontist, First Place, Oregon - Winter
2013
Top Orthodontist, First Place, Oregon - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
Oregon Dental Association,
Clackamas Dental Society
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