Schedule Your Virtual Consult With Orthodontists Associates of WNY!
Are you undergoing treatment with us and want an update on your progress without having to step foot in our office during COVID-19? Now you can meet with one of our experienced orthodontists for a virtual consult in the comfort of your own home, or on the go. We are pleased to be able to offer a virtual consult to help you improve your smile while social distancing.
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 learn about your progress. Schedule your virtual consult today and find out how your treatment is progressing.
Treating Underlying Causes
When an orthodontist in our practice performs a virtual consult with a patient to review the progress of their treatment, 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 consult 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 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 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 virtual consult with our dedicated orthodontists.
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