At Colchester Orthodontic Centre we are excited to use the latest orthodontic technology called Dental Monitoring. Dental Monitoring transforms your smartphone into a remote scanning device which enables us to track your treatment progress remotely. This software has been designed to make having orthodontic treatment easier, with fewer check-up appointments, an easy to use app and communication with our team.
You keep your treatment on track with fewer appointments which makes orthodontic treatment easier to fit into a busy lifestyle.
Once you have downloaded the Dental Monitoring app to your smartphone you will be guided through the easy process of taking photos of your teeth (DM scans) to capture your treatment progress. You will have access to progress reports, receive our messages and instructions, for example when to change your aligners, making sure treatment is truly customised and made just for you.
So how does it work?
The Dental Monitoring app is synced with software in our practice and currently only available to Invisalign patients. Once you have been fitted with your aligners, we will ask you to take scans at regular intervals via your smartphone and send these to us via the app.
We compare the images you send us with your treatment plan to track your progress and ensure your teeth are moving into their desired position. If your teeth are moving as they should then there’s no need to come into the practice for a check-up, but you still have peace of mind that your treatment is being monitored.
Benefits of dental monitoring
- Fewer appointments at the practice to fit into your schedule.
- Potential to speed up treatment results.
- Greater communication from our orthodontic team.
- Allows you to keep up with your treatment from wherever you are.
There is less of a need to attend appointments at the practice as you and your clinician communicate virtually. Fewer appointments to fit into your busy schedule.
Your treatment keeps progressing as your clinician can monitor your smile remotely, no matter where you are. You’ll have greater communication from our orthodontic team as you can send messages via the app, receive advice or updates, without having to visit or call the practice.
By using DM’s time lapse feature, you will see the progress you are making towards your perfect smile.
You may also like to visit our Dental Monitoring FAQS page for further information