With Dental Monitoring (DM), we are offering all of our patients virtual Orthodontic appointments and evaluations. Combined with the other technologies we provide as part of your Orthodontic treatment with Dr. Smith, Dental Monitoring utilizes Artificial Intelligence to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your treatment and overall experience. This gives patients maximum accessibility to communicate directly with Dr. Smith during the course of treatment.
Dental Monitoring provides patients and Dr. Smith to have virtual Orthodontic appointments via the Dental Monitoring app. Dental Monitoring is easy to use and allows patients to send images and videos of your teeth to the office throughout your treatment. Your Invisalign or braces treatment will begin with an in-office consultation with Dr. Smith. This consultation will provide the information required to plan your treatment. After the initial consultation, you will be seen in the office on an as-needed basis, depending on what your scans show. The Dental Monitoring app greatly reduces the number of in-office visits required and the ability to communicate with the Dr. directly at any point.
How Does it Work?
At the start of your treatment, we will help you set up an account within the Dental Monitoring app on your phone. You will receive your own cheek retractors and we will guide you through the process of taking a photo or video scan. Refer to the Video Mode tutorial and the Photo Mode tutorial for extra tips. For Invisalign treatment, you will send a quick scan to our office every week. Based on the result of the scan, we can let you know if you should move on to your next set of aligners or continue with your current set. You can also send us a scan if you have a question or an issue with your treatment.
Scans help us monitor:
– Aligner fit
– Wire activation (braces treatment)
– Hygiene evaluation – plaque control
– Decalcification – beginning white spot lesions
– Treatment progression
– Broken or poorly fitting appliances
Why Use Dental Monitoring?
The best part about the Dental Monitoring app is that you can use it literally anywhere! We can see and monitor you more, but you actually come in to see us less. Virtual Orthodontic appointments are great for all patients who find it difficult to get into the office, including but not limited to:
– College Students
– Adults that travel for work
– Kids that participate in extracurriculars after school (and their parents)
– Individuals with limited transportation
– Parents with multiple kids
– Anyone who wants to make their treatment process easier!