Virtual Orthodontics Specialist

Embassy Row Orthodontics

Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, MS

Orthodontics located in Bethesda, MD

Virtual orthodontics minimizes office visits and maximizes communication with your orthodontist. At Embassy Row Orthodontics in Bethesda, Maryland, Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, MS, provides virtual orthodontics using the convenient, intelligent Dental Monitoring® app. To learn more about virtual orthodontics, and how it can enhance your time during treatment, call Embassy Row Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.

Virtual Orthodontics Q&A

What are virtual orthodontics?

Virtual orthodontics refers to the technology that allows you to minimize physical visits to the office during your treatment. If you’re busy with a hectic or unpredictable schedule, virtual orthodontics can simplify your time with children’s orthodontic devices, braces, or Invisalign®. 

Embassy Row Orthodontics takes pride in offering the latest up-to-date technologies for orthodontic care and management. Dr. Hickory and his team consistently attend education and training opportunities to learn more about advancements in virtual orthodontics. 

Virtual orthodontics makes the processes more convenient for both the provider and patient. Dr. Hickory teaches you how it all works during your initial visit.

How do virtual orthodontics work?

At Embassy Row Orthodontics, Dr. Hickory offers virtual orthodontics with Dental Monitoring. The one-of-a-kind smartphone app system enables you to take progress photos of your teeth and upload them for Dr. Hickory to review. 

The app’s algorithm does a lot of the analysis. It processes your uploaded photos to record how your teeth are moving at different stages of treatment. You’ll still visit the office once every 12 weeks for an in-person visit, but Dr. Hickory can send you instructions and advice after looking at your photos between visits. He can even send you annotated pictures. 

With the Dental Monitoring app, you’ll be able to directly message Dr. Hickory with questions or comments about your treatment. 

With direct messaging, you’ll get better clarity and understanding regarding your treatment that you might not get if you had less access to your orthodontist. The app is entirely secure and compliant with HIPAA standards. 

What are the benefits of virtual orthodontics?

Virtual orthodontics with Dental Monitoring offers numerous benefits. With the app, you can:

  • Save time
  • Communicate securely with Dr. Hickory from anywhere or any time
  • See real-time treatment progress

Nearly any smartphone supports the Dental Monitoring app as long as your operating system is up-to-date. If you have questions about the app, or if you need help, bring up your concerns during your 12-week in-office appointments. 

If you’re interested in incorporating virtual orthodontics into your orthodontic treatment course, call Embassy Row Orthodontics or schedule your consultation online today.