Are you ready to pursue an orthodontic treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile, but are unsure if the traditional treatment process fits within your lifestyle? Did you know your smartphone can also be a handy tool on your orthodontic journey? Dental Monitoring is the first smartphone application that can be used for orthodontic monitoring. The app allows you to take scans of your smile to send to your orthodontists for analysis. Discover the benefits of this unique treatment resource during a consultation with Dr. Scott Runnels and his team at M. Scott Runnels Orthodontics in Inlet Beach or Destin, FL!
What Is Dental Monitoring?
Dental Monitoring™ is a unique orthodontic monitoring app that empowers orthodontists and patients to engage in ways unlike ever before. Patients capture their own smiles and scans are sent to orthodontists for analysis. With live messaging capabilities, this app – which is compatible with both Android and iOS devices – connects patients and practitioners and reduces the need for consistent traditional check-ups and appointments.
How Does It Work?
Dental Monitoring uses scans you take on your smartphone to monitor your orthodontic progress. A scan schedule will be set by Dr. Runnels, and you will receive a notification from the app when it is time for your next scan. Scans are usually performed on a weekly basis.
When it is time for your scan, place your special cheek retractor in your mouth to expose your teeth. It is imperative to wear the retractor as it has special markings to indicate tooth movement. Teeth should be completely visible as you hold your device approximately 10 centimeters from your mouth. Follow the instructions on the app to complete your scan.
Scans are analyzed by Dental Monitoring’s AI and clinical team to be sorted and organized by date and angle. Scans are then sent to Dr. Runnels for him to check your movements and make recommendations. Protocols and recommendations are sent to you directly via the app based on your progress reflected in the scan.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Using Dental Monitoring is an exciting option for those who are interested in the use of aligners to enhance their smile but may not have time for traditional orthodontic appointments. This app may be ideal for those who travel frequently or do not have a schedule that allows for regular appointments.
A consultation with Dr. Runnels can help determine if using this app is the right choice for you. It is important to understand how to use the app as well as the commitment it requires on your end.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about the benefits of using Dental Monitoring? Contact us today at M. Scott Runnels Orthodontics and schedule your consultation with Dr. Scott Runnels! Our team proudly serves Florida with locations in Destin and Inlet Beach, and we look forward to helping you explore your options for achieving a smile you love.