Remote Dental Monitoring is a cutting-edge approach to dental care, and is particularly helpful for both adults and children undergoing traditional orthodontics or clear aligner therapy. It involves using advanced technology and a mobile app to monitor a patient's dental progress remotely. This innovative system allows orthodontists to track the alignment process, make assessments, and provide feedback without the need for frequent in-office visits. It's especially beneficial for patients using clear aligners, as it ensures that the treatment is progressing as planned. By using high-resolution images and data sent through the app, dentists can make informed decisions about the treatment, offering a more convenient and efficient orthodontic experience.
Opting for Remote Dental Monitoring offers a more flexible and convenient approach to orthodontic treatment. It's ideal for busy individuals, including working professionals and students, who may find it challenging to attend frequent in-office visits. This modern method allows for consistent monitoring of treatment progress, ensuring that any adjustments to the treatment plan can be made promptly. It also empowers patients by allowing them a more active role in their treatment process. For those using clear aligners, remote monitoring provides peace of mind and clarity about the effectiveness of their treatment, as they can receive regular feedback and guidance from their orthodontist.
Remote monitoring can potentially reduce the number of physical office visits by half.
The first step involves setting up the remote monitoring system. This usually includes downloading a specific app and receiving instructions from the dental team. The patient is oriented on how to use the app effectively, including how to take and upload high-quality images of their teeth and aligners.
Patients are required to regularly upload images of their teeth and aligners as per the schedule provided by their orthodontist. These images are used to monitor the progress of the treatment. The orthodontist reviews the updates and communicates any feedback or adjustments needed through the app, maintaining consistent and effective communication.
Based on the images and data received, the orthodontist may adjust the treatment plan. This could include changing the wear schedule of the aligners or making other recommendations to ensure optimal treatment outcomes. Patients receive these updates directly through the app, allowing for a dynamic and responsive treatment process.
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More than 70% of orthodontic patients are eligible for remote dental monitoring.