Even under the best circumstances, it can be difficult to fit orthodontic appointments into your family’s busy schedule. Now more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting the office in person may not be possible.

At Reese Orthodontics in New Hope and Chanhassen, Minnesota, Karen Reese, DDS, MS, and our entire care team are dedicated to helping patients both inside the office and out. Our practice offers a full line of comprehensive orthodontic services to give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

To help you start on your dream smile from the comfort and safety of your home, we offer virtual orthodontic assessments powered by SmileSnap, the dental industry’s most trusted virtual consultation software. You get the same personalized treatment without having to leave the house!

Here’s what you need to know about our virtual orthodontic assessments and how they can help you get the smile of your dreams.

What is a virtual orthodontic assessment and how does it work?

When you visit one of our offices in Chanhassen or New Hope, Minnesota, for a regular orthodontic consultation, Dr. Reese discusses your oral health history and treatment goals before examining your teeth. She may take digital X-rays to formulate a clear plan for your orthodontic care.

As soon as Dr. Reese has all the information she needs, she discusses your treatment options and answers any questions you may have. Our team also provides you with a timeline for treatment as well as the steps needed to maintain your smile.

But a SmileSnap assessment changes all of that. This 10-minute virtual orthodontic assessment helps you start on the path to a better smile without coming to the office. From the convenience of your home, simply fill out the online questionnaire and take five quick dental selfies to give Dr. Reese the information she needs to assess your smile.

What options does a virtual orthodontic assessment cover?

With the information from your selfies and questionnaire, Dr. Reese can give you initial recommendations about which orthodontic appliances might be the best choice for your dental goals. From clear dental aligners to more traditional braces, we have a solution for your smile.

Dr. Reese can also provide an overview of possible treatment plans for younger children, including how their teeth are progressing and any recommendations to help them prepare for orthodontic treatment in the future.

What other benefits do virtual orthodontic assessments offer?

In addition to recommendations about treatment options, Dr. Reese and our team use your virtual assessment to provide you with information about the estimated cost ranges of possible treatment plans as well as any insurance benefits and payment options.

Your virtual orthodontic assessment also provides you with insights into how long your treatment might take and how many office visits you can expect. With the information from your virtual orthodontic assessment, you can start the process of getting the smile of your dreams from the comfort of your own home.

What’s more? Virtual orthodontic assessments are extremely convenient, letting you choose what time works best for you with 24/7 access. They’re also HIPAA compliant, meaning your information stays secure and your privacy is protected.

If you’re ready to start on your dream smile, a virtual orthodontic assessment can help make your dream a reality. Visit our website to get started by filling out the pop-up virtual appointment box or call one of our offices for more information.

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