Keeping initial consultations virtual to minimise risk with Invisalign in Sheffield

COVID has dramatically changed the world and it may have dragged all of us kicking and screaming into a new digital era of communication but it’s not all bad. In fact, with virtual consultations for Invisalign in Sheffield, this new form of communication and dental healthcare can ensure that you only get in-practice contact that is absolutely necessary instead of having to come in for a consultation and put yourself at risk. All we need to do for this initial appointment is have a look at your teeth and whether or not they can be straightened with clear aligners. Once this has been determined we can take the next steps and invite you into our prepared and clean practice for a safe second step to getting straighter teeth.

The virtual consultation

When it comes to just about any dental procedure, we usually first inspect a patient’s mouth and teeth before booking a second appointment to treat any issues that may have come up. This is always necessary to help us decide how long any procedure will likely take and fit you in the appointment book accordingly. However, with health risks being that much higher than they once were, we need to protect you and our dentists as much as we possibly can and this involves limiting the contact you have with us; in the case where tooth alignment is the issue there is a simple solution to this initial consultation as we can do everything online without you having to come in.

It all starts with you sending us a picture of your smile and an explanation of your concerns, namely crooked, overcrowded or gapped teeth. Through this picture, our experienced dentists will be able to decide whether or not Invisalign in Sheffield will be able to help you and we can book a video call to discuss further treatment.

During this call you are able to discuss your main concerns and your goals with one of our dentists in a safe and secure manner. They will be able to discuss all your options with you and give you the peace of mind you need to take the next steps in moving forward with your orthodontic health.

Your next appointment

Once you have decided that you want to move forward with Invisalign in Sheffield, we can book you an appointment in our practice. We never overbook patients so that you will not be in a crowded waiting room and our practice and staff follow all the NHS COVID guidelines to ensure that all our patients remain as risk-free as possible. At this appointment your mouth will be scanned with a 3D digital scanner – this is pain-free and only takes a few seconds. The information collected in this scan will be sent to a lab which then creates your custom clear aligners which will then be sent to you in order for you to begin treatment.

By incorporating the virtual consultation into our orthodontic care we are able to eliminate half the in-person contact you receive thus allowing us to keep you in our practice for a very short amount of time and the clear aligner system means that you don’t have to keep coming back for adjustments like with traditional braces.