Virtual Observation Consultation

Virtual Observation Consultation (Growth & Development for Teeth and Bone)

Confident smiles start young! It is never too early to start kids on the way to a future full of smiles! Even though most orthodontics start with pre-teens, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a growth and development checkup with the orthodontist no later than the age of 7.

 

Virtual Observation may give your orthodontist the chance to do things like preventing more serious problems from developing. It can also make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. As well as achieve better results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished developing.

 

Follow these simple steps for your Virtual Observation Consultation (all you need is 2 spoons and a smartphone with a camera):

Step 1. Taking Your Pictures:

 

Facial Photos:
1. Face forward with no smile
2. Same position but with a big smile
3. Turn to your left with no smile

*Now lets’ take some pictures of their teeth! This is where you will need your two spoons*

4. Center: With a spoon in each cheek, pull the spoons back and out as wide as possible while having them bite down all the way on their back teeth, making sure hands are out of the picture.

 

5. Right: Using the right spoon, have them continue to bite down on their back teeth and pull their right cheek all the way out and be sure to capture as many back teeth as possible.

 

6. Left: Now lets’ do the same for the left side.

 

7. Upper: Have them tilt their head back and open as wide as possible using the camera angle from down below.

 

8. Lower: With both spoons, pull their cheeks apart while having them angle their head down and take a picture from up above

 

Please Include any areas of concern that you would like to bring to our attention. Overall, there should be a total of 8 photos, steps 1-3 can be optional. See examples of photos below:

Step 2. Sending Your Pictures:

You can send their photos to Treatment@aloha-braces.com or text them to 702-201-6155.

Step 3. Dr. C Evaluates Your Smile:

Your TC will review the photos with Dr. C and call you to review his evaluations for their growth and development check. They will let you know if there are any concerns that we will need to get an x-ray for. If Dr. C says everything is good, we will then schedule their next in-office growth and development check.

Step 4: Questions:

Your TC will review the photos with Dr. C and call you to review his evaluations for their growth and development check. They will let you know if there are any concerns that we will need to get an x-ray for. If Dr. C says everything is good, we will then schedule their next in-office growth and development check.

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