With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the way we go about “business as usual” could not be more different. More people are staying home and skipping elective visits to the doctor, but there are many things that do not have to be skipped.
While going out for only essential activities is a must right now, all of our modern digital tools have enabled us to do more from home than ever before.
There are perhaps no better examples of this than the recent shift toward telehealth options for doctors’ offices, dentists and orthodontists—us included!
Below, we will be looking at the parameters of telehealth and how it can help you get the care you need safely from your home.
Is Telemedicine Right for You?
Now, more than ever, people are turning to Telehealth as a safe and
cost-effective form of treatment. Further, people are looking for other ways to get the care they need safely from their home.
Telemedicine is defined as “health care using digital devices such as computers and smartphones,” typically involving video chats between patients and care providers, which is what we are currently offering.
Telehealth offerings provide a safe, convenient way for people to get care and can be more convenient for both doctors and patients to schedule appointments.
How Do Virtual Consultations Work?
While many parts of orthodontic treatment may seem hands-on, through our virtual consultations, we are able to provide you with quite a bit of care from the comfort and safety of your home.
Just provide us with some information about what you hope to get out of your orthodontic treatment, give us information about your dental treatment background and submit a few photos of your teeth—from there, we will be able to provide you with a full virtual consultation so you can plan out your orthodontic journey and get a personalized treatment plan from our expert orthodontic providers.
After your consultation, we also provide long-distance dental monitoring for our patients, allowing you to reduce your in-person visits to our office and still receive the care they need. Dr. Alborzi will be able to monitor your progress from afar so you can be certain you are still on track to achieve your perfect smile without having to see us in person.
If you would like to start a virtual consultation, we would love to hear from you! Visit our website today to learn more or to start the process.