At Trinity Orthodontics, we want our services to be both convenient and effective. We understand that it’s not always easy to take time off from work, schedule appointments before or after school, or find appointment times that will work for your child’s schedule as well as your own. That is why we have created the F.A.S.T. System, which stands for “Fewer Appointments, Straight Teeth.” By minimizing the number of appointments that require visiting our office in person, patients are able to save a lot of time and money!
When Can I Schedule Virtual Visits?
Virtual appointments are very convenient, but there are times when patients will have to visit our office in person. If digital impressions need to be taken, adjustments need to be made, or if a bracket breaks and must be fixed, we will work with you to schedule an appointment that works with your schedule. However, if your bite, braces, or retainer need to be assessed, those visits can often be done virtually. Virtual appointments are an excellent option when patients have a few questions or concerns for our team and need expert advice quickly.
How Do Virtual Appointments Work?
Virtual appointments can take place over email, Skype, FaceTime, or text message. If you need another way to contact our office, let us know, and we will help you find a convenient way for you to communicate with us. If your visit is completed through text or email, we may ask that you send a few pictures so we can understand exactly what’s going on. You may also send us a video, or we can assess your smile live over Skype or FaceTime. The angles that we frequently need to see are as follows:
- Front view, smiling
- Front view, lips together, straight face
- Side profile, straight face
- Pull cheeks away from teeth and bite down, making sure back molars are visible
- Right side of teeth, pull lips and cheeks out and back while biting down
- Left side of teeth, pull lips and cheeks out and back while biting down
- Picture of top arch
- Picture of bottom arch