What is virtual orthodontics?
More and more doctors are turning to digital tools to help them better serve their patients. At Forever Smiles Orthodontics, the team knows that life gets busy, and you may not have the time to make an office visit to have a preliminary discussion about your smile-transforming options.
That’s why Forever Smiles Orthodontics starts the process with a virtual orthodontics appointment using SmileSnap technology. During this video call, you can discuss with your provider what you’d like to change about your smile. Then, they talk you through all of your options, ensuring you understand the process for each so you can make the right decision for your smile. This way, you can find out if orthodontic treatment is right for you without the inconvenience of an office visit.
Who can use virtual orthodontics?
The Forever Smiles Orthodontics team offers these virtual consultations to all age groups. If the patient with the smile challenge is a child or teen, a parent or guardian should join the call to learn about the orthodontic treatment the Forever Smiles Orthodontics team recommends for their child or teen.
What should I expect after my virtual orthodontics consultation?
When you choose Forever Smiles Orthodontics, you get a team that partners with you throughout the entire orthodontic process. On your initial consultation, your provider takes the time to learn about your smile goals and explain your treatment options.
Once you choose a treatment and schedule an office visit, the team collaborates with you to perfect your smile. Forever Smiles Orthodontics offers a broad range of orthodontic options, including:
- Smile design
Additionally, if you need orthodontic surgery, the team connects you with the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the area. Throughout this entire process, your Forever Smiles Orthodontics provider communicates with your surgeon, ensuring that your smile goals and your comfort are front and center.
The team at Forever Smiles Orthodontics can personalize a treatment plan for you. To get started with a virtual orthodontics consultation, call one of the convenient Forever Smiles Orthodontics offices or schedule your appointment online today.
How often do I need to wear my retainer?
It depends on the treatment you received and your unique teeth and jaw. When you get orthodontic treatment at Forever Smiles Orthodontics, your provider talks with you about how to maintain your results after your braces come off or you finish your Invisalign® treatment.
Usually, this means wearing your retainers at night, although some people may need to wear a retainer longer to protect their straight smile, especially immediately after getting braces removed.
Your provider considers your specific smile when they talk with you about the best schedule for wearing your retainer. It’s important that you follow their guidelines to keep your teeth in their proper alignment. If you’re a parent and your child or teen received a retainer from Forever Smiles Orthodontics, make sure they’re wearing their retainer.
What are my options for retainers?
Generally, there are two types of retainers: fixed and removable. Your Forever Smiles Orthodontics provider may fit you with a fixed retainer after removing your braces. If you don’t get a fixed retainer, you likely receive a removable one.
The Forever Smiles Orthodontics team offers clear retainers so you can keep your smile straight with the least visible device possible. The removable retainers are also durable and affordable.
If I lose my retainer, how long does it take to get a new one?
It’s common for people to lose a retainer, for example, by accidentally throwing it in the trash after a meal. Fortunately, the team at Forever Smiles Orthodontics makes it easy to get a new retainer so you can protect your smile. If you’ve already been fitted for a retainer at one of their offices, they offer same-day delivery for new retainers.
Can I get a retainer if I got treatment from another orthodontist?
Absolutely. The Forever Smiles Orthodontics team is happy to accept patients who received treatment at a different orthodontist’s office and need a replacement retainer. After a quick fitting at the office, they provide you with the clear, comfortable retainer you need to maintain your smile results.
Get your retainer and protect your smile by calling either Forever Smiles Orthodontics office or making an appointment online today.
What is smile design?
Forever Smiles Orthodontics uses a personalized smile design to ensure each patient gets the best aesthetic results possible. The team takes pride in delivering stunning smiles for each individual who comes in for orthodontic treatment.
Both offices see fewer patients than many other orthodontic practices. This allows your provider to spend more time with you to discuss your smile concerns and the changes you’d like to see. Then, they design your ideal smile and put together a treatment plan that helps achieve it.
How does smile design work?
It depends on what you need to reach your dream smile. At Forever Smiles Orthodontics, each smile design — and the accompanying treatment — is personalized. The process starts with a diagnostic process, during which your provider identifies the obstacles standing between you and your smile goals. Then they create a treatment plan to help you overcome those obstacles.
For some patients, limited treatment applied to a specific problem area for a short time is sufficient to give that person their ideal smile.
Others need more involved treatment. Even if you do need comprehensive treatment with braces, don’t worry. Forever Smiles Orthodontics uses Smile Arc Protection (SAP) bracket placement protocols to optimize the aesthetic results of your treatment. The team also offers the latest in orthodontic advancements like ceramic brackets for less visibility or self-ligating Pitts 21™ brackets so you don’t have to worry about elastics with your braces.
To find out what your smile design treatment might entail, make an appointment at Forever Smiles Orthodontics. The dedicated team of experts talks with you about your treatment options to design your ideal smile.
How long does smile design take?
It only takes one appointment at Forever Smiles Orthodontics to get your smile design and learn what dedicated orthodontics can do for you. Your provider explains your treatment options and how long each one takes. At every turn, they apply the latest in evidence-based orthodontics to give you long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results as quickly as possible.