Your Richlands orthodontist
Dr. Westfall attended Highpoint University, where he earned his BS in Chemistry and Biology before continuing his education at West Virginia University by completing his DDS. Next, Dr. Westfall completed a general practice residency at Ruby Memorial Hospital. To become an orthodontist, he earned his MS and Certificate in Orthodontics from West Virginia Orthodontics.
Dr. Westfall is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, which means he already received his license to practice but chose to take an additional exam. He passed a thorough written exam and presented present patient cases evaluated by examiners selected by the board.
Dr. Westfall strives to continue the most advanced orthodontic care by participating in continuing education and ongoing training through local and national study clubs. He is a member of the following professional organizations:
Have you learned about some of the advances in traditional braces? They’re still some of the most efficient orthodontic tools available, but they’re more comfortable than ever. The ceramic or metal brackets are attached to the teeth and connected by wires and tiny elastics or rubber bands. These components work together to apply gentle pressure through regular adjustments with our doctor, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
No matter what kind of simple or complex oral problems you have, Richlands braces can do an excellent god correcting them. Additionally, traditional braces don’t require the same complicated technology as new options, so they can quickly and are less expensive. They can even align your teeth and close gaps faster. This makes Richlands braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Richlands Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, making it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is custom-designed to fit your mouth. I usually switch the invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to ensure your teeth are continuing to move correctly. You have to wear the aligners 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job. If you neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can harm the results and add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is not the best option for some complex cases, though they can correct many of the most common orthodontic problems. A free consultation with Westfall Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Richlands Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff give each of our patients a customized treatment plan. When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs and your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and shape. You’ll end up with a beautifully aligned smile if you start with this as the basis for your treatment. And the best part, it will be just right for your smile.