Solving New Problems
Despite what Dr. Freeman daily claims, he is, in fact, NOT the wise individual who came up with the phrase, “Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention!” Whoever did coin the phrase was 10% correct.
Necessity drives innovation.
Think about how desperately the inventor of the Hot Pocket must have needed a pastry filled with molten tomato sauce and cheese. The world NEEDED that!
Okay, so back to orthodontics. Over the last several months, one of our biggest challenges has been how to take care of our patients and monitor their progress in the midst of The Pandemic That Shall Not Be Named (sigh… okay, fine… it’s COVID-19).
The world shut down, but our patients are still in treatment. So we had to think through the best way to continue care for patients. This could be especially challenging for those who got braces the day or week before everything shut down. Over the course of the last few months, we’ve tried and tested many different ideas and products. After rigorous testing, Dental Monitoring was the clear winner.
With Dental Monitoring, you can now keep track of your progress at home! This technology saves you trips into the office and allows us to use AI to monitor oral hygiene, treatment progress, and appliances!
Personal Care From a Distance
The spectacular thing about Dental Monitoring is that Dr. Freeman can easily check in on your progress from anywhere, at any time! So that means we can monitor your progress while we are socially distanced from one another (but we swear, we really, really miss you 😭).
The system is easy to use. Here’s how it works:
- You download the app and register.
- Launch the app, put your phone in the ScanBox, and finally put the cheek retractor in your mouth and attach the ScanBox to the retractor.
- Stand in front of your mirror and follow the instructions to move the ScanBox from side to side and from top to bottom.
- That’s it!
The app transmits your data securely to our office where Dr. Freeman will review the scans and monitor your progress. Skip the trip to the office, and we’ll work together to create the smile you’ve always wanted!
Convenience, Confidence, and Safety
We can’t wait to have everyone back in the office all the time. Truly, we miss seeing you. But remote Dental Monitoring will allow us to keep up with your progress while limiting unnecessary contact and exposure. We want to make sure that you enjoy your new smile for years to come. In addition to its health safety benefits, Dental Monitoring gives you more flexibility. You don’t have to take time away from school or work to come into the office every couple of weeks for check-ups. You can fire up the app and in less than ten minutes be done and back to your Zoom call.