Schedule Your Free Virtual Consult With Our Orthodontists!
Are you or someone you love wondering if you may benefit from orthodontic treatment? Now you can meet with one of our experienced orthodontists for a free evaluation in the comfort of your own home, or on the go. We are pleased to be able to offer a free virtual consult to help you improve your smile while social distancing. Every day, when we see new patients, we feel that first visit is one of the most important visits we’re going to experience with that patient.
The reason we consider it so important is that it gives us an opportunity to take a look at a mouth unchanged by orthodontics and identify the factors that contribute to their orthodontic problems. We like to explain it by telling parents we look for the whys: why the patient has a malocclusion, why the teeth are crooked, why the teeth are crowded. Looking for the whys during a virtual consult enables us to do a better job of diagnosis and achieve better stability at the end.
In our profession, we very often get caught up in looking at the how – how to move teeth. Although we feel the how is important, the why is much more important because, by understanding the why, we have a better chance to achieve stability after treatment. Now it’s easier than ever to get evaluated, and it’s absolutely free with no obligation to move forward with treatment. Schedule your free virtual consult today and find out if orthodontic treatment would benefit you.
Treating Underlying Causes
When an orthodontist in our practice performs a virtual consult with a patient to identify their orthodontic problems, we are often looking for any potential underlying causes of their malocclusion. Many times, other treatment is necessary as an accompaniment to the orthodontic treatment we are prescribing.
Our treatment of these contributing factors may include referral of that patient to their physician, a specialist such as an ear, nose, and throat doctor, or an allergist, speech pathologist. Sometimes, too, we may do things in the office to try to retrain the patient’s musculature to function properly. In our eyes, measures taken to correct a patient’s contributing factors can be just as important as the steps taken to aligning the teeth. Oftentimes, if left unchecked or unnoticed, these things will contribute to that patient’s relapse after treatment.
What Happens At The Virtual Consult?
Our practice believes that the patient’s first visit is the most important one because, as we look at an untreated mouth, we have our best opportunity to identify things that might be contributing to the patient’s orthodontic problem in the first place. If we focus only on how we will treat a patient’s mouth, or malocclusion, or poorly fitting teeth, we may miss the reasons the patient’s teeth are like that in the first place. Our virtual consultation allows us to maintain social distance, while helping you improve the smile and function of your teeth.
During your virtual consult, we try to be very, very cognizant of the things that might be going on in your mouth. If we’re not perceptive, the minute you start to treat the patient, his mouth becomes an altered environment and it may no longer be possible to identify those problems. We feel that an individualized treatment plan is the most important thing we can offer our patient – and that starts with the first visit. It starts when we carefully evaluate the things that are going on in that patient’s mouth that contribute to an oral environment that needs orthodontic intervention.
If you want to know more about our free virtual consultation and the orthodontic treatments we offer at Orthodontists Associates of WNY, please contact one of our five convenient locations throughout Western New York to set up a free virtual consult with our dedicated orthodontists.
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