With virtual orthodontic appointments, our Ottawa orthodontist is able to perform a digital consultation with people who are thinking about getting Invisalign or Braces during COVID-19. Your virtual orthodontic visit is the next best thing to visiting our office in person so that you can get ready to start your treatment ASAP. The best part is that you can get personalized answers without ever having to leave your house.
Benefits of Virtual Orthodontic Consultations
As a virtual orthodontic patient, you can take advantage of perks like:
“Visiting” from the comfort of your own home. What could be better than a virtual orthodontic appointment that lets you ask the doctor questions without having to leave your couch? Dr. Charles Cohen can assess the alignment of your teeth, your bite and how your teeth fit together through the camera on your phone.
Social distancing. Thinking about getting Invisalign during COVID-19? There’s no need to worry about interacting with third parties, having to get out in public, or possible risk factors associated with the current state of events. You won’t need to find a mask, have your temperature taken, or worry whether other people are sick. Opting for a virtual visit keeps you – and our community – as safe as possible.
A fast, professional opinion. Not sure Invisalign is right for you, but you’re still curious about the process? A virtual assessment can quickly let you know whether invisible aligners are best for your smile’s needs. All your information is safely processed via a secure portal and personally reviewed by Dr. Cohen. It’s that easy.
Better flexibility. For some people, it’s challenging to find time to get into the orthodontist’s office for a longer consultation visit. The pandemic has affected our everyday routines, making it a bit more involved when it comes to getting braces during COVID-19. Once candidates can get their Invisalign trays, it’s easy, because visits are so short and infrequent, but that initial step is often a hurdle. With SmileMate virtual appointments, you complete your consultation on your own time, whether it’s at lunch, during the evening, or even over the weekend!
Is Getting Braces or Invisalign During COVID-19 Possible?
Virtual orthodontic appointments make it possible to have Dr. Cohen evaluate your teeth and bite to determine whether or not you qualify for Braces or Invisalign. There’s no need to even step foot into our office! The virtual orthodontic visit is completed entirely online, from the comfort of your own home, thanks to a mobile, secure portal. If you qualify for treatment, we’ll let you know what the next steps will be.
About SmileMate Remote Orthodontic Assessments
When you open the SmileMate interface onto your phone, mobile device or computer, it allows you to connect directly with Braces Haven to request a consultation with Dr. Cohen. The simple step-by-step process shows you exactly what to do. For example, which photographs to take and from what angles. You can do it yourself or have a family member help you.
Once you’ve uploaded all your information, Dr. Cohen will evaluate your bite and read through any comments that you’ve included. That way we can see if Invisalign is ideal for what it is you’re looking for and the issues that need attention.
If you qualify for Invisalign, we can start working on your treatment plan and even discuss the financing options that are available.
Advantage of SmileMate Virtual Orthodontic Assessments
SmileMate offers secure digital messaging between you and Braces Haven. That way you can see a virtual Orthodontist, even during a time of social distancing. You won’t have to hang out around other people or worry about wearing a mask.
Scheduling is flexible. Your virtual orthodontist appointment takes place on your time. So, whether it’s the weekend, early morning, during lunch, or before you go to bed, the timing works on your schedule. Since the consultation process tends to be one of the longer visits when you’re getting braces, a virtual appointment saves you plenty of time!
Virtual visits give you the answers you want from the convenience of your own home. You won’t even have to leave the couch or kitchen table. When you have questions, Braces Haven can provide you with individually specific answers.
How to Book a Virtual Orthodontic Exam
Request your virtual orthodontic exam via our web portal. SmileMate uses an automated plugin on your device, so there’s no need to download any apps. Simply book your virtual orthodontic visit through our website and then follow the prompts. You will be asked to enter your information and then upload a specific series of photographs. Simply use your phone camera to capture the pictures from the correct angles, then upload them directly into the SmileMate portal on our website.
And you’re finished! From there, Dr. Cohen will conduct a “digital” evaluation of your pictures as a virtual orthodontic patient. After we have a chance to review all of your information, Dr. Cohen will be in touch within no time with information based on your smile’s needs. We can even review things like the estimated treatment time (so you know how long you’ll need to be in braces/Invisalign) and even the approximate treatment costs involved.
If you’ve been thinking about getting Braces or Invisalign, there’s never been a more convenient time to visit Braces Haven. Book your virtual orthodontic exam today to experience the ultimate in convenient care!