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Maybe you’ve heard of “virtual orthodontic consultations” recently but aren’t sure what exactly these entail. After all, virtual consultations are relatively new!

We’re here to answer your questions and tell you everything you need to know about virtual orthodontic consultations. We’ll discuss:

  • How and why virtual consultations gained popularity
  • Why we offer virtual smile assessments
  • Can you do a virtual consultation for Invisalign?
  • What you can expect from a virtual consultation
  • How to request one

Safer care with virtual consultations

Up until recently, you had to travel to a doctor’s office for your initial consultation. Technology wasn’t yet at the point where doctors could assess your smile, send you cost estimates and begin your treatment plan through your phone – all in a timely manner.

During the COVID pandemic, when everyone’s health and safety were at the forefront of our minds, telemedicine and virtual care took off! We started offering virtual consultations as a way of still serving our community by providing quality care – in a way that was safe and convenient for new patients.

Whether you’re looking for a way to minimize in-person contact, or you have school/work/children duties that make it difficult to take time out of your day to drive to an office, completing a virtual smile assessment is the perfect way to start the treatment process conveniently on your terms.

What to expect with a virtual orthodontic consultation

When you complete a virtual consultation, you’ll get to connect with our 5-star dentist and find out if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners – without leaving your home!

Yes, you can start the Invisalign treatment process right from your home!

To get started, all you have to do is

  1. Head over to this page and submit your phone number
  2. Tell us a little about yourself
  3. Snap a few photos and hit “Submit your smile!”

Within 24-48 hours, you’ll receive your personalized smile assessment and cost estimate from our 5-star dentist, Dr. Alex Shore!

Benefits of virtual orthodontic consultation

Virtual consultations are convenient, easily-accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, and free!

You don’t have to take time off work or school to visit a doctor and start the treatment process. Instead, you can kick back on the couch and complete a virtual consultation at a time that works best for you.

If you live in a rural or remote area, virtual consultations can be a convenient solution for you to find out if you’re a good candidate for orthodontics.

A free virtual consultation is an excellent way for you to get a better understanding of what to expect during the treatment process, discuss your eligibility for clear aligner treatment,  and connect with a doctor with no travel commitment.

How to find the right virtual doctor

If you’re looking for a virtual appointment for Invisalign, it’s important that you choose a highly-experienced and qualified doctor who offers virtual consultations.

At Signature Smile Arts, our highly-experienced dentist, Dr. Alex Shore, is known for going above and beyond to meet our patients’ needs. Our expertise enables us to create exceptional results for our patients – every single time.

We value patient education and will always take the time to explain the process to you. Educating our patients and ensuring that you’re comfortable and informed about your treatment are how we achieve the best results.

Get started today!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! If you’re ready to begin your smile journey, request a free virtual exam today.

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