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West End Dental Inc and Dr. Krippaehne’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
The American Dental Association has recommended and the Oregon Governor has ordered that all non-emergency procedures by dentist cease. The order is an attempt to preserve protective equipment, such as gloves and masks for the COVID-19 patients.

In an attempt to keep any dental emergency out of our hospitals' emergency departments, dental offices are encouraged to treat dental emergencies through virtual communication when possible.

In response, West End Dental Inc and Dr. Krippaehne are fully prepared to provide teledentistry to those in need, including new or established patients.

If you or someone you know has an urgent dental concern, please contact Polly (office manager) on her cell phone 503-267-4893 to schedule a teledental visit with Dr. Krippaehne.

If you would like to contact our office with a non urgent matter, please call the office at 503-224-7815. You may also fax or email with non urgent matters. Fax 503-222-0029, email


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

Both 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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833 SW 11th Ave Suite 300
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