Welcome and thank you for choosing a specialist for your orthodontic needs. Parents need to know that orthodontists receive an additional 2-3 years of specialized education beyond dental school. The American Association of Orthodontists has launched the "More Than a Smile" Awareness Campaign to educate parents how orthodontists are uniquely qualified to align and straighten teeth. Research shows that, once consumers are educated about the significances of the advanced training, they make the informed decision to choose an orthodontist.
Dr. Bonafield and her staff are a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing quality treatment in a pleasant atmosphere. Patients are greeted with a smile and made to feel right at home. Patients and parents are comfortable and relaxed knowing their orthodontic care is provided by people they can trust. Throughout the orthodontic treatment the doctor and staff develop a special relationship with each patient.
Latest technology to achieve the highest precision and accuracy to duplicate dental anatomy without taking impressions! NO MORE IMPRESSIONS!
Newest metal bracket that has superior esthetics. Looks like jewelry and is unobtrusive, comfortable , and easy to keep clean.
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in with the teeth.
State of the art wires developed from NASA technology
Instead of head gear
Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults, kids and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile.
Multi-colored o-ring ties and elastics
Early treatment option to guide eruption of permenant teeth and help reduce overall orthodontic treatment time
Teamwork between the orthodontist, oral surgeon, and the family dentist to provide the patient with facial symmetry as well as straight teeth and a bright smile.
Digital imaging technology allows us to create a digital impression of your teeth. No more gooey impressions!
If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call us as soon as possible at 304-363-2008
Dr. Cynthia L. Bonafield's treatment philosophy incorporates modern orthodontic procedures with an emphasis on dentofacial esthetics. Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth and jaws that do not fit and work together properly or literally translated to mean "bad bite". Most malocclusions are inherited, but some are acquired. Whether inherited or acquired, many of these dental irregularities affect not only teeth alignment but also facial appearance
"I love the profession of Orthodontics. It is very rewarding to create a beautiful and healthy smile."
Dr. Cynthia L. Bonafield, a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She practiced as a Dental Hygienist for two years before going to dental school. In 1990, Dr. Bonafield graduated from WVU School of Dentistry and continued her post-doctoral education with a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 1993.
Dr. Bonafield is a member of American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and past president of WV Association of Orthodontists, Mon Valley Dental Association, WV School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board of Governors.
Community service involvement includes membership and past president of Fairmont Rotary. She served as board member for Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Marion County. Dr. Bonafield and her family are parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church.
Dr. Bonafield and her husband Michael Mazelon have three children: Nicholas, Leah, and Natalie. When not in the office, you can usually find her accompanying her children to their various activities. She also enjoys traveling, reading, piano, kayaking, and WVU Mountaineer games.Contact Us Now
Dr. Bonafield strives to provide affordable, flexible payment options for orthodontic care. The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of the problem, its complexity and the length of treatment. Many dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits. If your plan has orthodontic benefits, our treatment coordinator will complete and submit all insurance forms for your convenience. Your insurance company will reimburse you as per your orthodontic benefits included in your dental insurance plan.
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Your first consultation is 100% free.