The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) effectively changed traditional orthodontics in the foreseeable future. Orthodontists must now be more creative in decreasing the number of face-to-face interactions with patients who are reluctant to come to the dental office frequently. Teleorthodontics offers an innovative solution to resume orthodontics during the pandemic and in the future. Remote orthodontics uses telehealth communications through all stages of treatment, advanced CAD/CAM technology, aligner treatment and even advanced 3D printed braces to deliver quality care with fewer appointments and less invasive treatment.
Review how teleheath platforms and digital communication can help new and existing orthodontic patients get the care they need through virtual examinations, observations, recalls, and remote monitoring.
Understand how remote orthodontics, which uses CAD/CAM technology, clear aligner therapy, advanced 3D printed braces, and remote monitoring systems can decrease treatment time with fewer appointments while still delivering quality care.
Discuss the difference between supervised and unsupervised teleorthodontics.