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It can take between 18 months to 2 years to achieve the desired results for most orthodontic treatments. That’s quite a few visits to your orthodontist to have your teeth checked while having them straightened. Chances are you may not be able to make every dental visit scheduled.
This is particularly true if you are a young adult just starting college in another state. How in the world are you going to be able to have your teeth checked while out of state? It is possible.
Welcome to the world of long-distance dental monitoring using a dental monitoring app.
You just started having your teeth straightened using Invisalign. Your world is starting to look better by the day with your teeth slowing transitioning into proper alignment using clear braces. You don’t even mind wearing your Invisalign braces since they are hardly noticeable. However, you’ve just started college, or you have such a busy life and can’t make it in to see your orthodontist in Half Moon Bay, what are you supposed to do? Luckily your progress can be monitored from a distance. Using advanced technology via a dental monitoring app gives you the peace-of-mind that your teeth are being aligned as planned. Not all dental monitoring has to happen in-office. Orthodontic treatments can be monitored from anywhere when you ask how a dental monitoring app could benefit you.
Today the world is data-driven. Mobile technology has entered the lives of many Americans and made life easier. This is especially true for dental offices. Using a dental monitoring app gives orthodontists the ability to keep up with patients that may be out of state due to college, an extended vacation, or a move. Dental monitoring allows orthodontists and patients to work together when it comes to monitoring teeth-straightening progress.
This type of app works by allowing you to scan your teeth and have those images sent to your orthodontist directly. All images will be viewed to note the personal progress of tooth movement. The proper software is used to read the scans so adjustments like moving to your next set of aligners can be made precisely when needed. Think of it as a virtual appointment that is easy and convenient for both parties!
Control vision technology is used to create the scans you provide. Have you ever heard of control vision technology before? It’s likely your orthodontist has already been using it for in-office appointments. Consider how surgeries are performed using guided cameras, that’s control vision technology. Dental monitoring using this type of technology has been in place since 2013. It is the first self-monitoring dental-service used in the industry.
Taking an active role in your teeth straightening ensures that you get the best care possible. Orthodontists that use remote dental monitoring show that they are truly concerned about the health and beauty of your smile. There is a great need to know that your teeth are positively reacting to the treatments set in place. Necessary changes, like switching to your next set of Invisalign aligners need to happen at the right time so your treatment time can stay on track or be sped up.
The whole purpose of long-distance dental monitoring is so treatments can be built around the response of your teeth in regards to Invisalign treatments. The movement of your teeth will still be perfectly controlled while you save time instead of following-up with unnecessary orthodontic appointments. Real-time progress is used to set treatments and future appointments, as well. This goes a long way in preventing the unexpected while compiling the necessary data of teeth movement. Technology has become a brilliant tool that your orthodontist can use that allows you to receive the biggest benefit of all, the expertise and services of your orthodontist no matter where you are located.
Dr. Alexa Alborzi is a certified orthodontic specialist providing comprehensive orthodontic care for the children, teens, and adults of San Mateo and Half Moon Bay. Dr. Alborzi earned her BA. degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley was trained at University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Dr. Alborzi has served as a respected professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Dentistry for over fourteen years. Additionally, Dr. Alborzi was voted by her community in 2019 as the Bay Area Best of the Best.