Teledentistry has become increasingly popular as the COVID-19 pandemic forced many healthcare providers in the U.S. to limit their services. As a result, teledentistry is becoming a standard first step before an orthodontist is seen for an in-person visit.A growing number of orthodontists now recommend teledentistry, and many are implementing it into their practices. Patients…
Teledentistry Offers Orthodontic Care, Consults and Education Services
Teledentistry is becoming a popular resource for those who are stuck at home with orthodontic concerns. With more services becoming virtual, teledentistry is becoming a more popular option for orthodontic care, consultations, and even educational services. For those who have a hard time of driving out to an orthodontist's office, teledentistry will likely remain a good resource. Some benefits it offers include affordability, convenience and personalized care. Ready to learn more about what teledentistry has to offer?
The following information is crucial for those who are new to virtual consultations.
Many are surprised to learn that teledentistry can offer orthodontic care services to patients of all ages. Orthodontic care can be administered virtually for minor to moderate orthodontic or oral conditions, such as a toothache or sore gums. Patients who opt for teledentistry will likely have to undergo a consultation in which a diagnosis and treatment plan is made.
Teledentistry consultations are typically done through video conferencing or over the phone. The consultation involves a few important things. Outlined below is each step of a teledentistry consultation. Reviewing this information prior to a session can be helpful so patients can appropriately prepare.
- The patient will outline any concerns they have with their oral or dental health, including any abnormalities, pain or changes
- Orthodontists typically ask the patient about their medical and dental history to get a better idea of any underlying issues that may be present
- The orthodontist and patient will determine what the goal is so a diagnosis and treatment plan can be made
- Teledentistry consultations typically end with a diagnosis and treatment plan; in some scenarios, the treatment plan may require prescriptions from a pharmacy or physical care from an orthodontist
Teledentistry consultations are a great option because they cost less, take less time and do not require the patient to leave their home. Additionally, these consultations can provide patients with a more personalized session. Often, in-office appointments are quick because orthodontists have to visit multiple patients.
Another aspect of teledentistry is the educational services that come along with it. Many people are turning to teledentistry because they can learn about orthodontic and oral hygiene without having to visit an orthodontic practice. Patients can consult with an orthodontic professional virtually to learn more about specific tips they should follow in order to better their oral health. Additionally, teledentistry can help educate parents on how to encourage oral hygiene habits within their children, which can be helpful for parents who cannot visit a physical practice.
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Teledentistry offers services ranging from orthodontic care to recommendations right from a professional. Whatever their need is, most patients find that teledentistry can benefit them. Reach out today to learn more or to ask questions about this modern-day practice. We are here to help!
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