VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS & APPOINTMENTS

WE’VE GONE VIRTUAL! WE RECOGNIZE HOW BUSY PEOPLE AND HAVE INVESTED IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE ABLE TO OFFER VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS.

WHAT TO EXPECT

For new patients we can start the conversation ahead of time and discuss possible treatment options when examining your teeth remotely in a virtual consultation.

Dr. Walt or Dr. Grossman will still need to look at your teeth and do a complete in-office examination—but starting a virtual conversation will allow us to save you time at the office and have more flexibility getting you in for an appointment as soon as possible.

With current patients, if we are able to complete part or your entire appointment virtually we will give you that option.

ENJOY THE DIGITAL ORTHODONTIC EXPERIENCE

AT WALT ORTHODONTICS, WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES:

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ITERO® IMPRESSIONLESS 3D SCANNING

IMPRESSIONLESS SINCE 2017

No matter your treatment-Invisalign®, custom braces, appliances, retainers- we utilize a digital scanner to produce a replica of your teeth at every step of the way. The days of “goopy” uncomfortable impressions are long gone for a quick and painless process, keeping your comfort in mind!

We can even show you a simulation of your proposed treatment outcome after having a digital scan at your consultation appointment with real time accuracy allowing us to view any issue right away on the screen and make any necessary adjustments prior to approving the scan.

3D PRINTING IN OUR OFFICE

IN-HOUSE RETAINERS & ALIGNERS

After we scan a patient’s mouth, the scan is sent to either an external lab, such as Invisalign® or to our in-house lab. Our in-house lab is constantly running with not one, but two 3D printers! We are able to print and fabricate retainers and in some instances, aligners, ensuring the highest quality appliances for our patients.

Having an in-house lab also improves workflow, increases efficiency, keeps costs low and also reduces turnaround time, as travel time to and from outsourced labs is not needed.

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DENTAL MONITORING

CONVENIENCE OF AN APP

We utilize the Dental Monitoring app to monitor our Invisalign® patients. This technology allows us to monitor our patients’ progress remotely so they can come in for less frequent appointments. Because of our weekly photo monitoring, we are also able to catch any problems when they occur instead of after the fact, leading to faster treatment.

Furthermore, for teenagers, utilizing dental monitoring helps with accountability with wearing aligners. Overall this app is a big win-win for busy bodies and travelholics alike!

DIGITAL X-RAYS

ENHANCED IMAGE QUALITY

X-rays are a key component to diagnosing orthodontic concerns. As a critical tool, using the latest technology gives us the upper hand and in return the best possible treatment outcomes. Digital x-rays allow for enhanced x-ray image quality, immediate viewing, and zero chemicals! Mostly importantly, radiation exposure can be reduced by as much as 90% from traditional film x-ray, need I say more?

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TEMPORARY ANCHORAGE DEVICE (TAD)

Also Known As “Mini Screws”

The use of TAD’s, is a beneficial orthodontic tool for complex cases. These screw-like devices are placed into the bone of the jaw using local anesthetic—you may feel a little bit of pressure, but no pain! The benefits of using this technology are to reduce the need to wear elastics, close spaces more efficiently, and even make certain oral surgeries unnecessary; this device is definitely small but mighty!

If the use of TAD’s is beneficial for your treatment then our doctors will review in-depth this minimal-maintenance option with you.

FAQS

Have some questions on our technology here at Walt Orthodontics?
Here are some common questions we get asked.

My child has a very sensitive gag reflex. Is there a chance he is not a candidate for 3D scanning?

Our office uses 3D scanning on all patients and it has completely replaced the use of goopy impressions. There are no limitations whatsoever and there will never be any gagging!

Is there an extra cost to use the Dental Monitoring App?

You can download the Dental Monitoring App for free onto your personal device from any app store. While there normally is a monthly monitoring fee, we provide Dental Monitoring to our patients as a complimentary service! We always want our patients to have access to the best treatment and experience.

If I have had x-rays taken elsewhere can I use them at your office?

Of course. If you have an x-ray that is of Orthodontic use, a panoramic and/or cephalometric x-ray, and taken within the last year then we ask you to forward it to info@waltortho.com so we can utilize it during your visit.

I travel a lot and may not be able to come in for my appointment, can I change my appointment to a virtual one?

When possible we will always give you the option to schedule a virtual appointment if applicable. If you know of your travels in advance then we can schedule your in person or virtual appointment seamlessly.

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If you have been wanting your bespoke, dream smile, our team at Walt Orthodontics is happy to help you achieve that. Book your complimentary consultation!