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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.


Patient's result of using Invisalign at West End Dental, in Portland, OR

Paying Attention to Dental Care

Having a healthy set of teeth is very important. When you have great oral health, you not only look good, but you also feel good. Taking good care of your oral health also prevents tooth decay, bad breath, and other gum problems. Also, making sure that your teeth are in good shape can prevent you from losing them once you get older. For crowded teeth, Invisalign® clear aligner therapy can make the teeth more easily cleanable and promote improved gum health to ensure that your teeth last a lifetime.

Dental Alignment

Misaligned or crooked teeth is not just an aesthetic concern, but having misaligned teeth can make them harder to clean. As a result, one is more susceptible to periodontal disease and tooth decay. In addition, there is a risk of bone loss, or worse, tooth loss. Properly aligned teeth would help your teeth, as well as your jaw joints, work more efficiently.

Braces vs. Invisalign

Patient's result of using Invisalign at West End Dental, in Portland, ORBoth conventional braces, with wires and brackets, and Invisalign clear aligners are methods used to position misaligned teeth. However, conventional braces can be quite hard to brush and floss around, create sores on the inside of the cheeks and lips, and sometimes trap and retain food, creating an embarrassing situation. Invisalign clear aligners are more comfortable to wear due to the lack of wire and bracket edges and because you remove the aligners to eat and clean your teeth, eliminates the other challenges of conventional braces. The appearance of the aligners when worn is discrete and many people can't tell that aligners are being worn at all.

Click here to learn more about Invisalign® vs Braces.

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Dr. Krippaehne has been providing Invisalign orthodontics since 2004 and participates in an ongoing study club and continuing education. West End Dental has the ability to digitally scan your teeth and provide an immediate rendering of a simulated outcome of your orthodontic treatment. In some instances, additional techniques may be employed to accelerate the completion of orthodontic care thru the use of Propel micro-osteoperforations and Acceledent vibrational aligner seating devices. It is important to keep your oral health in good shape. However, brushing alone is not always enough. Using Invisalign clear aligners is one of the methods that could help.

With the experienced professionals here at West End Dental, we are happy to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Call us at (503) 446-2957 to schedule a consultation today.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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West End Dental
833 SW 11th Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205

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Smart park 10th Ave.

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