A Passion for Smiles
“It is incredibly rewarding to meet new patients from exciting and diverse backgrounds, and to help them attain the increased confidence and self-esteem that comes from having a beautiful smile. As an orthodontist, it is my privilege to be part of that positive change.
“I love working with patients of all ages, but especially those in their teenage years, as they have such a positive outlook on life and the road ahead. I love being a role model and having the opportunity to help so many others in the same community that shaped me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the mentors I had along the way.”
Oregon native Dr. Tylor Brekke knew from a young age that orthodontics was the path his career would take. His focus is to nurture a real relationship with every person he meets, learning about their lives, hopes, and dreams—everything in life that makes them smile.
Excellence in Education
Dr. Brekke was trained at Oregon Health and Science University, one of the country’s state-of-the-art dental programs. There, he earned both his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (with highest honors) and his Master of Science in Orthodontics.
Dr. Brekke offers the most up to date and cutting-edge treatment philosophies and materials thanks to his ongoing commitment to continuing education. He keeps informed on the most advanced techniques, appliances, materials, and theories established by the orthodontic scientific community. In doing so, he ensures that he provides patients with the most optimal care.
- American Dental Association
- Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Oregon State Society of Orthodontists (Board Member)
- OHSU Orthodontic Alumni Association (Board Member)
- American Board of Orthodontics
Given all his educational accolades and commitments, Dr. Brekke considers himself a down-to-earth guy and a friend, no different than the people he provides his services to.
“I am a very easy going small town guy. You won't get flashy sales pitches or entitlement. You’ll never be talked down to and you will always feel comfortable to speak your mind. You will always be heard and listened to. I’m invested in your smile during the treatment process, but my hope is you enjoy your smile for the rest of your life.”
Outside the Office
When he’s not creating amazing smiles in the office, Dr. Brekke enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Kendal and his black Lab named Decoy.
Always on the lookout for the next adventure, Dr. Brekke loves pushing himself to the extremes and trying new things that take him out of his comfort zone. Some of his favorite hobbies include mountaineering, backpacking the PNW, archery, basketball, scuba diving, running races, snowboarding, wakeboarding, cooking, and traveling. He enjoys exploring all that nature has to offer, from the beaches to the mountains and everything in between.
A Focus on Community
“I feel blessed to have had the fortune and opportunities I have had in my life to this point. I wouldn't have had those opportunities without the help of others. This is why I think it is so important for me to give back my time. There’s no greater payment for your efforts than a hug and heartfelt gratitude.”
Dr. Brekke has always been involved in giving back to the community in one way or another. He served as President of the student/patient assistance program that provided funding to patients who could not otherwise afford it. He also worked closely with the inter-professional community health education exchange providing oral healthcare to underserved communities in Multnomah County. Now that he has his own practice, Dr. Brekke is excited to collaborate with the community to find the best ways to help those who need it the most.