Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Here at Westfall Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy and confident smile. That’s true from age 7 to 70! While many people associate orthodontic treatment with teens in braces, patients of all ages can benefit from our services. In fact, more adults than ever are choosing to explore how orthodontics can impact their smiles! The number of patients over the age of 18 has increased drastically in recent years, thanks in large part to a variety of affordable and effective treatment options. Even so, we hear from adults every day in our Richlands, Abingdon, and Bristol communities who worry that the chance for a straighter smile has passed them by. 

If this sounds like you, we’ve got great news—you’re never too old to achieve the confident smile you deserve! Whether you’ve spent years feeling self-conscious about the way your teeth look or have begun experiencing orthodontic issues that need attention, we’re here to help. Dr. Westfall has extensive training in identifying and correcting a wide range of problems to give patients a smile that feels as good as it looks! To learn more about what our practice offers an adult patient like you, keep reading below. 

Start with a free consultation

Your first visit with our expert team is one of the most important appointments you’ll have with us. It gives us a chance to meet and get to know a bit about each other, and you’ll be able to discuss your concerns with Dr. Westfall. At this initial appointment, you can also expect our team to:

  • review your dental and medical history forms
  • provide a complete oral examination to determine if treatment is necessary
  • create a customized treatment plan for you
  • discuss all financial information, insurance options, and any payment plans that are available to you

We encourage all our patients to be active participants in their treatment journey, which begins with this consultation! We’ll do everything we can to ensure you feel fully confident every step of the way. You’ll be fully informed about everything included in your treatment plan, and we’re always happy to answer any questions that may come up. You can trust our talented team to provide you with all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for your smile.

Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Investing in a healthier, happier smile

After Dr. Westfall performs a thorough oral examination, he’ll present you with a detailed diagnosis and customized treatment plan. We’ll also walk you through the total investment required for your new smile! Orthodontic treatment can be a significant expense for any family. However, it’s an important investment in your oral health and appearance that will positively affect your life for years to come.

We never want finances to prevent patients from receiving the orthodontic care they need. You can count on Westfall Orthodontics to do whatever it takes to eliminate any financial barriers standing between you and your healthiest smile! To make the best treatment possible for you and your family, we offer the following.

  • Flexible monthly payment plans
  • Cash and Checks
  • Credit Card
  • Discount for payment in full at the start of treatment
  • Accept all insurance plans

Treatment options for adult patients

Modern orthodontic technology allows us to offer adult patients a wide variety of treatment options that are comfortable, efficient, and customizable. These include:

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most widely used orthodontic appliance and come with a proven track record of success. They’re excellent for treating a variety of orthodontic issues and can be particularly useful in more severe or complex cases. While braces have been around for a long time, modern versions are lighter, sleeker, and more comfortable than previous models. 

Clear braces

Clear braces function the same way metal braces do, but they have the added benefit of clear brackets. This offers an incredibly subtle way to straighten teeth, especially when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored elastics. The ceramic brackets we use with clear braces are slightly larger and more brittle than metal brackets, so we are more likely to use them on the upper front teeth than the lower ones. 

Invisalign clear aligners

The Invisalign system is our most popular alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners are made from a unique SmartTrack material that is strong, durable, and almost invisible. Since they’re also removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want while you’re in treatment. Oral hygiene is a whole lot easier, too!

Like most things in life, each treatment option comes with pros and cons. What works for one patient may not be a good fit for another, and not every treatment will be suitable for all patients. Trusting your smile to an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Westfall will ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs.

Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Get the smile you’ve always wanted with Westfall Orthodontics

Have you been waiting a lifetime for a confident smile you want to share with everyone around you? You’ve come to the right place! Dr. Chad Westfall will create a customized treatment plan for you based on your individual needs and goals, guaranteeing the best results. Our expert team is committed to giving you a stress-free orthodontic experience, and that starts with your FREE consultation! Get in touch today to schedule a visit with Dr. Westfall and take the first step towards the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.