Straightline Orthodontics Now Open!

Now Open and Accepting Patients!

Dr. Kara Hobson announces the opening of Straightline Orthodontics

Dr. Kara Hobson opens Straightline Orthodontics, bringing over a decade of experience, care and efficiency to orthodontics in the Columbia Gorge.

Hood River, Oregon – October 12, 2015: After 10 years of living in Hood River while building her experience and reputation in the Portland area, Dr. Kara Hobson is proud to open Straightline Orthodontics, bringing her practice home to the Gorge.

“I take great personal satisfaction in seeing the positive impact that my work has on the lives of patients,” said Dr. Hobson. “Providing care that improves not only dental appearance but self-image and confidence is incredibly rewarding.”

Straightline Orthodontics is a full service orthodontics practice, treating both pediatric and adult patients. With a full spectrum of treatment options available, including traditional braces and Invisalign™, Dr. Hobson and her staff are able to craft a truly personalized treatment plan for each patient. Initial consultations are always complimentary and include an introduction to Dr. Hobson and her staff, an opportunity to discuss any preexisting questions or concerns and a thorough exam followed by discussion of treatment options. Dr. Hobson and her staff work hand-in-hand with each patient’s dentist to provide the very best in comprehensive care.

Straightline Orthodontics is located at 1700 12th Street, Suite D, sharing office space with North Oregon
Endodontics and Oregon Periodontics, PC. The office’s central location serves to treat all Columbia Gorge residents with both Oregon and Washington insurance plans accepted. Treatment rooms not only contain the latest in orthodontic technology but are designed for patient ease and comfort, complete with available movies and radio. While Straightline prides itself on being efficient and punctual, the waiting room hosts toys and tablets for all ages to relax prior to appointments.

After receiving a B.S. in Biology and graduating Cum Laude from Santa Clara University, Dr. Hobson entered the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She attended a General Practice Residency at University of San Francisco and then returned home to pursue a Master of Science in Orthodontics at OHSU. Her professional career spans over a decade of experience and thousands of carefully crafted smiles. Continued education and involvement in the field of dentistry are an important part of Dr. Hobson’s commitment to her patients and her career. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and Washington and Oregon State Dental Associations.

Dr. Hobson and her staff will be hosting a grand opening and open house the evening of Tuesday, November 3rd at 5pm to mark the occasion. Light refreshments and an opportunity to tour the facilities and meet the Straightline Orthodontics staff will be available.

Straightline Orthodontics is open Monday and Tuesday from 7:30am to 5pm, with phone service availability Wednesday through Friday during standard business hours. The office accepts Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks. For more information, visit or call (541) 716-5032 to schedule an appointment.