Portland Pearl Orthodontics
John David Miller, DDS:
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Portland Pearl Orthodontics
JD. (John David) Miller, DDS (Orthodontist)

Portland, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


TMJ treatment

Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Sleep apnea therapy

Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Additional hours: 2 days a month we are open until 7:00 pm and 2 days a month we are open until 6:00 pm





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Susan R. from Cooper Mountain - Aloha North, Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had been told for years that my smile could not be fixed without surgery.  Several orthodontists declined to help me, saying my overbite was very challenging/complicated.   I met Dr Miller and he has been a blessing to me.  Not only is my smile terrific now, but I no longer have sinus problems (which I had suffered from for years).  I’m 59 years old and finally have a nice smile!    The staff here is so very warm, friendly, and helpful – I can’t thank them all enough.   I would highly recommend Portland Pearl Orthodontics to anyone considering treatment.   Thank you Dr. Miller for everything you have done for me (even through my cancer treatments!).     Blessings to you and staff, Susan R.

Joycelyn Niimi (Source: Google)


Dr Miller and staff are outstanding! I needed my fixed wire retainer glued back on one tooth. It was great they were able to get me an appointment in 48 hrs. I was called back immediately upon arrival and Dr. Miller himself fixed it really well in a flash. He asked me to test it and it was so smooth, like brand new. He’s very efficient, skillful and personable. He’s honest and doesn’t push any further unnecessary treatments as I also have an upper wire retainer and asked if that need to be supported. He said that one was fine to leave alone. His staff is superb. They are personable, able to multitask (receive shipment, check in an unscheduled patient-they don’t turn anyone away, settle my account and have a conversation) and humble, oh and have been there for a long time. Anytime I need orthodontic work, I’ll be back!

Lianna D. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I saw all the great reviews and was interested in giving the consultation a go. I was not disappointed. Setting up the appointment was very simple and Dr. Miller was really willing to answer all the questions and concerns I had before I proceeded with the whole process. Jan was excellent in explaining the treatment payment options. Overall, the staff was very professional and caring. I’d highly recommend this place to anybody and look forward to getting my Invisalign treatment here.

Carlos R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Great environment, Great staff, Great Doc.  They do have 1 to 2 days a week depending on the week which they stay late (until 7 or so I think…) which is key for me as it is a bit hard for me to make it during the day.  They do get booked up a bit in advance as I had to wait a month until my first appointment (they said they would call sooner if they had someone reschedule which happened so I got in within 2 weeks).  I opted for the lingual braces which are the ones behind the teeth after I did some research.  I figured out that Dr Miller is the only one doing this type of treatment in Portland (or probably Oregon for that matter…) I would have had to go to Seattle or San Fran otherwise… it was a bit to spend compared to regular braces or Invisalign but I did get a quote from some other orthodontists and the braces and Invisalign fees they had were all comparable.  Definitely worth the stop if you want to get that smile 🙂

Olivia Myers (Source: Google)


Was recommended by my dentist to come here to have my daughter looked at (she was 7 then). Was very impressed with the staff, doctor and office. I was not educated with early treatment and what the benefits were of doing that but after seeing the outcome 12 months later I would recommend this office to anyone with a child 6 years old and up. My daughter did a ‘Phase I’ treatment and had corrections to her upper and lower jaw bone. No braces were used just expander spreaders. The final photos were amazing!

Sonya C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Miller is fantastic! He is very attentive to detail and takes his time with each client. The office is at a good location if you live in the northwest, walking in NW district and Pearl districts. Staff is great and Sheena and Jan are super sweet. I came in for a consult for Invisalign and found I had a lot more choices than I originally had been thinking of… Dr Miller does lingual braces (the invincible ones behind the teeth) and Invisalign and a translucent tooth color brace also. I opted for the behind the teeth braces as I knew I wasn’t going to be good at wearing the clear trays and I am too old for the regular braces. I am glad I did, so far so good. My friends can’t even tell I have them in and have actually commented on my smile being straighter wonder how I did it 🙂

Sheena H. from Vancouver, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Miller and his staff are extremely helpful, patient, informative, and kind. I am an adult, with an adult life and career. I in no way was thrilled to be getting braces. But I knew I needed them (and wanted them…bc I am not happy with my smile). They have all been great and I couldnt be happier. I am thrilled to see the final result. I absolutely would recommend Dr. Miller to my family, friends, and you!

David Bennet (Source: Google)


Staff and Doc are great- finished up my treatment 2 months early which is always an added bonus. Dr M does a great job explaining options and I felt like I received a great result. Fees were pretty comparable to the others in the area as I had 3 consults at the start. Staff was competent and efficient. The fact that they were open on Friday and hours were flexible was nice as I found that it is hard to find a provider that is open on Friday (it seems most only work Monday through Thursday). I would do it all over again and would head here. Also liked the fact that the office is separated into kids and adult sections

Zoe Kiemel (Source: Google)


I have been seeing doctor Miller for 3 years and he has completely changed my smile! I am so grateful for his treatment and expert opinion. I have seen multiple orthodontists, and his office is unmatched in service, care, and quality of treatment. He has helped fix my tmj problems and locking jaw. Now that my braces are off, I couldn’t be happier! I would recommend Dr. Miller to anyone in the greater Portland area. I am so thankful for my experience with Dr. Miller!

Grace M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Miller for about 3 years and I just finished Invisalign! I never had braces as a kid and had some major overcrowding and now I couldn’t be happier with my smile. I’m not embarrassed to show off my teeth anymore! Not only that, I used to get serious earaches and migraines due to my large overbite and now I’m cured! I would and have recommended Dr. Miller to anyone wanting to pursue Invisalign. He and his staff are so incredibly friendly it’s actually a fun time whenever I had to go in. His staff is super knowledgeable about insurance coverage and they made the payment process exceptionally smooth. They were also very flexible with appointments (especially since I work full time) and there was hardly ever a wait. To be honest I’m a little sad I won’t be going back much anymore since I’m all done! I’ll definitely miss everyone there.

Joycelyn N. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Miller and staff are outstanding! I needed my fixed wire retainer glued back on one tooth. It was great they were able to get me an appointment in 48 hrs. I was called back immediately upon arrival and Dr. Miller himself fixed it really well in a flash. He asked me to test it and it was so smooth, like brand new. He’s very efficient, skillful and personable. He’s honest and doesn’t push any further unnecessary treatments as I also have an upper wire retainer and asked if that need to be supported. He said that one was fine to leave alone. His staff is superb. They are personable, able to multitask (receive shipment, check in an unscheduled patient-they don’t turn anyone away, settle my account and have a conversation) and humble, oh and have been there for a long time. Anytime I need orthodontic work, I’ll be back!

Kari Jensen (Source: Google)


Awesome office, love the doc, love the staff, the new game room is fantastic as I can drop kids off a little early for their appointment and get in a few errands around 23rd St. Would definitely recommend this for kids as the staff is great with them. They do early treatment which helped my daughters lisp and my sons snoring as they went through at ages 7 and 9. The technology and advancements make it such different and more enjoyable experience than when I went through orthodontics 25 years ago!

Zoe K. from Fort Worth, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have been receiving treatment from Doctor Miller for the past 3 years and couldn’t be happier with my end result– an amazing smile! His staff is so kind and really involved in the entire orthodontic process. Doctor miller gives personalized care to each patient and is genuine in his concerns. His treatment has completely changed my tmj and gotten rid of all lock jaw symptoms. It has truly been life changing! I am so grateful. From the many orthodontists I had consultations with, Doctor Miller is by far the best! I would recommend Portland pearl orthodontics and Doctor Miller to anyone in the greater Portland area.

James R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


We met Dr. Miller back in May 2015, he was the third orthodontist we went to for a consultation for our 8 year old son who had lost too many front teeth and had his two front teeth drift far apart and in front of other adult teeth. Dr. Miller was friendly and compared to other Orthodontists made us feel he that he was more authentically concerned about our son and his orthodontic issues. Dr. Miller also made a huge first impression because he estimated more work than his peers (for example and palatal expander) and quoted a lower total price! Everything made the choice to go with Doctor Miller a simple one. BTW, our excellent dentist agreed with the treatment plan and spoke highly of Dr. Miller’s previous work with their patients. Now, in Feb 2017 our son’s teeth are perfectly straight and without a gap. His top teeth and bottom teeth match perfectly thanks to the expander (which came out many months ago). The treatment plan has taken longer than expected due partially to the changes in our sons erupting and losing teeth. However, our son never complains and generally enjoys visiting Dr. Miller. We are soon moving into a retainer and expect nothing but the best with this next step. I highly recommend that you see Dr. Miller for a consultation. They might not have iPads in the waiting room, but they will make you feel welcome and appreciated and they definitely will fix your teeth with commitment to your satisfaction. Trust me.

Katie G. from Southwest Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I live in Florida but I’m getting married in Portland. I wanted a dentist who could help me with professional whitening before my wedding. A friend recommended Portland Pearl because she had her braces done with them. I was so pleased with my consultation. I was only visiting for a week this time and I really felt like a priority. They were able to take my molds and make my trays in a timely manor and set a follow up appointment for when I return in July. Sheena the office manager was so sweet and professional! I’m not normally the type to write reviews unless the company I feel really wows me and they did! I look forward to my teeth cleaning and second round of teeth whitening in July!

Katie V. from Salem, OR (Source: Yelp)


I love this dentist! Dr.Miller and his entire staff go above and beyond every visit to make sure I feel welcome, comfortable, and the health of my mouth seems just as important to them as it is to me. Dr. Miller will give you options when it comes to taking care of your teeth, and is sure to educate you on the best course of action for you based on your situation. His attention to detail is superb, as is that of his assistants, and all of his staff members I’ve encountered on up to the front desk. The office staff helped me with maximizing my insurance benefits so that I could receive the treatment that I need, while avoiding out of pocket expenses, which I especially appreciated.

Tara K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Oh how much I love these guys!!! Dr. Miller is super amazing…kind, caring, listens, and answers all questions like they are the most important question ever (and of course, they are to us!)  His team is just as amazing! Sheena, Jan and everyone there are the kindest, best sort of people. I couldn’t recommend them more. I’ve recommended them over and over. My daughter is 2 months away from being done with her appliances. Even though we are moving states, they have accommodated our appointments to right before we leave and when we are returning for a visit. Seriously, you don’t have to look anywhere else….go to Pearl Ortho! (P.S. the appliances have fixed my daughter’s protruding tongue speech problems!!!) If there were 6 stars I could give on a 5 star rating, I would!

Neeta Deshmukh (Source: Google)


Dr. Miller and his staff are so friendly! They made my experience of getting lingual braces so easy and fast. They always make me feel relaxed. Super location, convenient for running other errands in the cute 23rd street area. The assistants are very sweet and always seem to be in a good mood. He always answers all my questions and is very knowledgeable. I had several consultations before coming here and have never regretted choosing this office.

Lianna Damargi (Source: Google)


Dr. Miller is simply one of the best orthodontists hands down. He has superior knowledge and technically is outstanding. He has the best pricing in town. He knows exactly what she’s doing. He always available and his office has the best customer service. If you need any type of bracing don’t go any where but to see him. Your are in more than capable and excellent hands w/ him. And, their waiting room is so cute!

Lyndsy H. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was recently visiting Portland from San Diego and had a minor orthodontic emergency (everything and anything is an emergency in my opinion when it comes to my braces). I looked up Portland Pearl Orthodontics, gave them a call and asked for help! One of the elastics holding my wire to my bracket on my front tooth snapped. No biggie, but the staff at Pearl were very supportive and friendly and told me to come on it. They applied a new elastic and I was on my way. It’s nice to know that the staff at this office were more that willing to help out someone who was not their patient or a paying customer. I can’t remember names, but thanks to the staff at Pearl Orthodontics in Portland. You have a fan in San Diego!

Vart C. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Miller was AMAZING! He and the entire staff are so friendly and professional. They were incredibly accommodating and did fantastic work. I did the Invisalign treatment, which was supposed to take 18 months, but I decided to use the acceledent tool as well, and I completed my treatment in 10 months! I would highly recommend it. If you are looking for a place to take great care of you and your teeth (no matter if your 5 or 50!) this is the place to go, hands down. Thanks again, Dr. Miller!!!

Heidi M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Great office, Great atmosphere, perfect location as my son walks over from Lincoln High school for his treatment as I know a lot of other kids do as well.  price was competitive with other orthodontists around. Definitely happy as I am starting an Invisalign treatment as well.  Dr M really looks at the whole picture and not just the teeth so it really is a complete treatment.  Happy with the office and would recommend it to anyone!

Kevin Lathem (Source: Google)


Office is well done, clean and updated. Play room/Rec room for kids is nice as it separates the adults from the kids that can play the video games and Pacman arcade games or read on a bean bag chair. Dr Miller and the staff are very professional and great with every aspect of care and I have been extremely happy with the result as has my wife who also went through treatment. After going to 2 other consultations with doctors from other offices, we ended up going here and I am glad we did. Our daughter will be going into early treatment here in the summer time and since it is close to her school (Ainsworth Elementary), it makes it easy for drop offs and getting back for sports and music.

Eizabeth Simpson (Source: Google)


I had a great experience here with my daughter and myself both being treated. The staff is great, Jan has been so accomodating for our busy sports schedule and lina has been such a sweatheart with working on sophia. Dr Miller does a great job of explaining everything and the new office location is fantastic. It seems as though they put a lot of thought into setting it up. Sophia can go to the kids room and read as I can relax out front. Would recommend this place to anyone from Ainsworth as it is a good proximity and they keep late appointments for the busy kids at school

Melody V. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had my first consultation at Dr. Miller’s office last week and it was incredible! The staff was so friendly, and the office was very comfortable and inviting… I could have easily taken a nap in the consult room. As someone who is typically uncomfortable at the dentist/orthodontist, the staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Miller was very informative and explained things in a way that really put me at ease about my next year of treatment. It only makes me wish i had sought out an orthodontist sooner! I look forward to my next visit!!

Robyn C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Miller is great! He completely explains everything to you so anyone can understand. He is very thorough and gives you every option there is and then will recommend what he thinks. I came in for a consult and wanted to get either invisalign or the braces behind the teeth ( a friend told me he was the only one in Oregon that actually does those cases). I had done invisalign with a dentist down the street and the end result was horrible and I wore them faithfully for 10 months! He gave me a full refund and told me there was nothing more he could do. So I decided to go to a specialist and after Dr Miller explained all of my options I ended up choosing the Invisalign route again. He structured my time in invisalign completely different than the dentist and used completely different techniques but after 13 months it was perfect. He showed me the before and after results and it looked amazing! I would definately recommend anyone to check him out.

Matt B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Miller is a pro. Super easy to get an appointment (not the case everywhere…), and for me it’s a pretty awesome location: I don’t have a car, so the streetcar stop outside is a plus, but to be honest I work downtown I usually just walk (which is probably faster than the streetcar anyway…). There’s loads of parking anyway though if you’re from a bit further out. Also he’s opened late one or two times so I don’t have to miss work (I’m not sure how often he does this, but he seemed totally chilled about the whole thing when I asked – probably phone up and see first though!), which is really the reason I’m writing this review – that’s pretty awesome service.

J. M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Miller and his staff are STELLAR. I have researched by and far for the best orthodontist north of Arizona and he is by far, the best! I had a horrible trauma to my mouth several years ago and have had hours of research and numerous consultations that I’m familiar with not only what I want but what to expect. I recently moved and I failed to make my initial appointment (sorry Dr. M and Jan, my faux pas) and called back a few months later and I was able to get right in. Dr. Miller and I had a brutally honest chat and we were in total agreement about my treatment, plan and duration. I’ve been a patient of his Portland office for about three months now and my smile is looking more radiant than ever. Thank you, Dr. Miller for not only providing exceptional service but providing those minor details that make me delighted as a patient.

Ashwin Demy (Source: Google)


got a great smile! love it- wish I had done it earlier but couldn’t due to my schedule- the late appointments were the clincher and was the reason I was able to do it. My Invisalign treatment was super quick especially with the Propel treatment I did. My son is going here now and loves the game room they have- he could hang in there all day long and that makes it easy if I need to get an errand in before his appointment finishes

Yvette Garcia (Source: Google)


Dr Miller and the staff are ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! They are always so attentive to every patient and genuinely care for each and every one of us. I am extremely glad that I decided to come here to get my braces. They are quick to answer any questions that’s I may have. I was amazed at how They called to check up on me a few days after I got my braces, they genuinely care for their patients. Dr Miller and his staff are more than just a business, they are more like family. A family that are always welcoming anybody who will allow them to change their life, at the start of their smile. Free Your Smile with Dr Miller and his awesome staff.

Diane H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I was in braces for close to 3 years before, but my before and after picture didn’t reflect that. My front teeth never aligned and always stuck out like buck teeth. After doing careful research, and going through a few days with braces done at Dr. Millers, I can already see good results. My front teeth look straighter and they don’t stick out. Could it be because I came from a higher volume practice to a close knitted one that made the difference? Dr. Miller only has two practice room guys, which leads to more individual attention on your teeth. Just a side note: Dr. Miller isn’t just an expert in aesthetic teeth straightening, he knows how to bring functionality back to your bite, assuming if you lost teeth or just have a bad bite. Go here if you have anything complicated you will be taken care of.

Jenn M. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Extremely happy with my smile. I’ll admit, I didn’t smile much before as I was self conscious.  Dr. Miller and his staff were always fun to go in and see and Jan at the front desk is very friendly.  Dr. Miller is clearly well trained and explains what is going on in the process. Extremely happy with my final results and am glad I listened when he wanted to do some further revision work on my teeth.  Even though I wanted the faster result, he was totally right to want to do another few trays as my smile and bite are now picture perfect and something to smile about. I moved to Seattle and often smile when people compliment my teeth and I tell them of my great experience with Portland Pearl. I tell them they should consider taking BOLT bus down just to see Dr. Miller and experience his excellent care. 😉

Charlotte C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Miller has been my orthodontist for a little over a year, in that time seen SUCH a big improvement in my smile. Besides the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth, a crossbite put a few of my teeth at risk for fracturing later in life, so the health long-term benefits of sooner-than-later orthodontic care are more important than most people realize. I have lingual braces (braces on the back of your teeth) and they are a really tricky way to adhere braces, and in ADDITION to the technique being difficult, I break inordinately more brackets off of my teeth than most orthodontic patients normally could if they used their mouth like an *actual* circular saw for nacho eating (I live life on the edge, I guess, what can I say?). My visits are always SO quick, completely and entirely without discomfort, and Dr. Miller only compliments his devastating good looks with the etiquette and charm not to criticize my shortcomings in personal orthodontic care. If it weren’t for Dr. Miller, I would probably be terrified of this kind of work. The best part about lingual braces, is that you don’t have to take them in and out like Invisalign; Therefore you are less likely to lose them or decide not to wear them for a few hours- and NO ONE KNOWS! I can honestly say that I already have a smile that I never dreamed of, and receive compliments on weekly.

Casey Walden (Source: Google)


Great office great staff brought my daughter here and will bring my son here. Family friendly atmosphere and it does not feel corporate like some of the other offices I have been to. Definitely recommend this to any of the Chapman, Ainsworth or West Sylvan kids as this seems to be where they all end up from what I can tell in the afternoons I bring here.

Amy H. from Southwest Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


My teenage daughter has been seeing Dr. Miller at Portland Pearl Orthodontics for about 15 months now, and we have been extremely impressed with the professionalism, skill, warmth, and above all PATIENCE, of the entire staff. It’s never fun to have braces, but my daughter happens to have soft enamel on some of her teeth due to asthma treatments she received as an infant; this has made braces a lot more complicated for her (and Dr. Miller), since brackets often won’t adhere well to those teeth. Her teeth are also extremely sensitive, so procedures that are somewhat uncomfortable for a typical patient are intolerable for her. Dr. Miller has consistently approached each difficulty with patience and good humor, and has found ways to solve each challenge that comes up. He has also been incredibly kind and understanding with my daughter, who has not always been the easiest patient to work with. My husband and I can’t say enough about Dr. Miller and his staff. They do great work, and are good people. We highly recommend them!


Our compassionate and experienced team uses the most advanced orthodontic technology to successfully diagnose and enhance the smiles of children, teens and adults. To ensure you receive the best results, we feature of broad range of orthodontic treatments including: We are always excited to meet new patients seeking the orthodontic correction of bite conditions as well as individuals who need treatment for sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). Your initial consultation will consist of a thorough examination of your individual condition and a discussion of your potential treatment options. A second appointment may be needed for further diagnostic work, including X-rays, digital imaging and impressions of your teeth. Dr. Miller grew up in West Salem, where he attended Sprague High School. His most favored hobbies were playing bass guitar, baseball, and soccer. All of which Dr. Miller still enjoys. At age 17, Dr. Miller knew he wanted to become an Orthodontist. He started at Willamette University where he graduated with a degree in Biology. Dr. Miller continued on to dental school at the University of Southern California. He then completed the Orthodontic Program at the University of Colorado in Denver. After practicing orthodontia in both the beautiful state of Washington and the sunny state of California, Dr. Miller returned to the green state of Oregon in 2010 to open Portland Pearl Orthodontics. In his personal time, Dr. Miller enjoys tennis, surfing, soccer, traveling the world, and quality family time. Portland Pearl Orthodontics proudly serves the Portland area. Our staff consists of highly educated and trained professionals who share Dr. Miller's passion for our patients, practice, and orthodontia. Here, at Portland Pearl Orthodontics, we believe in our patients, practice, and product. We dedicate ourselves to performing at the highest of expectations and to working with our patients to achieve a common goal.