HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO SEE THE ORTHODONTIST?
The frequency of in-person orthodontic appointments can now be personalized in order to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Thanks to technology, many orthodontic appointments are now virtual which reduces the need to miss important life activities.
YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO SEE THE ORTHONTIST EVERY MONTH
Traditionally, orthodontic appointments were scheduled each month to check progress and make adjustments to the braces. Until the 1990s, orthodontists had to bend the orthodontic wire to achieve the desired tooth position. This process was both time consuming and often very uncomfortable. The introduction of nickel-titanium wires around this time allowed for fewer bends because of the resilient nature of this alloy and in turn the need for an appointment each month was not as critical. Advancements to orthodontic braces and wires have continued and the intervals between patient appointments are now closer to every 6-8 weeks and sometimes even longer.
ALIGNERS ARE TIME SAVERS FOR ANYONE THAT IS BUSY
Aligners provide patients with flexible appointment options that accommodate busy lifestyles. More and more patients are choosing aligners over braces for their orthodontic correction. One advantage of aligners is the ability to remove them completely for improved brushing and flossing. When it comes to appointment frequency, aligner patients only need to be seen in-person every few months. Of course, the patient can choose to visit more frequently but virtual appointments can accurately manage orthodontic progress without the need for an in-person meeting.
VIRTUAL ORTHODONTIC APPOINTMENTS
Sending a few pictures of your teeth with your iPhone can now replace a trip to the orthodontic office. Yes, that’s right! With today’s technology we can now monitor your progress when you are traveling, out of state in college or if you live many miles away from the office. In fact, with aligners, in-person appointments can be months apart. Virtual orthodontic appointments are also valuable to patients with braces allowing them the flexibility needed in today’s world. Want to try it out? Visit our website at coreilortho.com and click the Virtual Smile Consultation Tab for a virtual initial patient consultation.
PERSONALIZED ORTHODONTIC CARE
When looking for an orthodontist, ask about virtual appointments and personalized appointment intervals. Now is the best time to see an orthodontic specialist about getting the smile of your dreams. Call us at 337-412-2134 or visit our website at coreilortho.com to get started!