There are many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we take for granted. One of these things is dentistry. While you may only see your dentist every few months on routine visits, you never know when an emergency will occur, as many people have found out during lockdown.
With the threat of the spread of the disease, there have had to have been limitations put in place across many areas and as a result, dental surgeons haven’t been able to see their patients.
Although the threat of the pandemic may have stopped you from seeing your dentist in the conventional sense, there are still some things that you can do to help take care of your teeth during the healthcare crisis.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the way that dentistry has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic & how you can straighten your teeth, even during the lockdown.
What is TeleDentistry?
TeleDentistry is described by the American TeleDentistry Association as being the use of electronic imaging, information, and communication technologies to diagnose, consult, and treat dental patients. Through these digital consultations, it is possible to provide education and support to patients.
How Does TeleDentistry Work?
TeleDenistry can involve communication via phone and video calls with your dentist. It will also involve the sharing of dental records, x-rays, photos, and prescriptions via digital means.
Through the use of teledentistry, a dentist is able to dispense advice and recommendations for treatment. They could also answer any questions that you may have as well as referring you for further support from a specialist dental professional. All of this can be done while sitting at your residence.
The Use of TeleDentristry During the Pandemic
In an emergency situation, teledentistry can be useful. The dentist can assess your case and let you know exactly what you will need to do.
Although during the pandemic, it is not just those serious dental emergencies that will have become a problem. With no knowing exactly how long the pandemic will affect the dental industry, and with a danger of overwhelming waits for appointments and surgeries deal with the immense backlog that a complete shutdown will bring, teledentistry can be useful in helping dentists see patients for routine checkups. After all, without these routine visits to the dentist, there are likely to be higher volumes of people needing emergency dental work carried out later.
What Are the Additional Benefits of Teledentistry During the Pandemic?
Teledentistry also works well because there is no need to have in-office staff. During the pandemic, with social distancing in place across all businesses, having fewer people in one space carrying out work is safer. In addition to this, there is no need for the dentist to use valuable PPE such as gloves and masks during the time of great need because there is no physical contact with the patient.
What Are the Treatment Options For Online Dentistry?
During the coronavirus pandemic, dentists have needed to adapt and provide greater online services. Some of the services offered will include things like teeth whitening kits and toothbrush and toothpaste subscriptions. But one of the major changes that you can make to your oral health during the lockdown is through online teeth aligners.
Online Teeth Alignment During Lockdown
The idea of teeth whitening kits is nothing new, but you may not have considered teeth straightening as something that you might do without visiting your dentist in person.
AlignerCo has a revolutionary way of getting teeth straight without the need to leave your home.
The current pandemic situation has affected everyone’s lives in so many ways. For many people, it has been an opportunity to look at themselves and see what they want to improve and to do it. This might mean learning a new language, decluttering your home, developing new employment skills, or addressing health and wellbeing issues. It is no surprise that there has been a growing interest in the general wellbeing market and specifically the oral care sector in particular.
However, with dentists’ offices closed in the conventional sense, AlignerCo has still been here to help people with all of their teeth alignment needs. And, being online, it means that everyone can access this high-quality service.
The online model makes it ideal for people wanting to do something about the straightness of their teeth, and the competitive price point makes it more accessible than many other similar treatment options.
How Does Online Teeth Alignment Work?
Online teeth alignment is a straightforward way of straightening your teeth. The beauty of doing this during lockdown is that you’ll be spending more time at home so you’ll have the time to be able to comfortably go through the process of straightening your teeth.
To start the online teeth alignment process, you’ll order an impression kit from us. Once you have that kit you can set to work taking an impression of your teeth as they currently are. Once this is complete, you can send this back to us and our team of specialized experts will use it to create aligners designed around your teeth.
After you receive your specially made teeth aligners, you’ll be able to start wearing them. You can wear these invisible aligners while you sleep. And, all it will take is for you to wear them for eight to ten hours a day while you sleep for eight to twelve months and you’ll start to see your teeth start to really improve in terms of their straightness.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks, after which time you’ll replace them.
Make Time to Straighten Your Teeth Now
While lockdown measures and social distancing are still in place all over the world, and nobody knows quite how long the pandemic will affect our lives, there has never been a better time to get the teeth that you want.
Get in touch today to find out how AlignerCo could help you with your teeth straightening needs.