Your Guide to Virtual Consultations

Here at Chamberlain Family Orthodontics, we’re always working to provide current and potential patients with the best orthodontic technology. Telehealth visits have become increasingly popular over the last two years, and we’re proud to have this innovative service available in the form of virtual consultations! If you’ve been thinking about orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, virtual consultations can get you started from the comfort of your own home. Let’s explore how this service works and what you can expect from a virtual consultation with us!  

What are virtual consultations?

Virtual orthodontic consultations are a convenient way to learn about your orthodontic health. When you visit our Redlands or Beaumont office for a complimentary consultation, Dr. Chamberlain will go over your oral health history and treatment goals before examining your teeth. A 3D intraoral scan will also be taken to help Dr. Chamberlain formulate a personalized plan for your orthodontic care. You’ll be walked through your treatment options and provided with an estimated timeline for treatment, the total investment required for a new smile, and information on payment plans and available insurance benefits.

A virtual consultation offers the benefits of an office visit in a more convenient package. You’ll still receive an expert assessment of your smile and learn more about the treatment options available to you. The difference is you’re free to begin the orthodontic process any day of the week, inside or outside of traditional business hours, right from your phone or laptop. That means you won’t need to place a call, schedule an appointment, or make a trip to the office to get started on a straighter smile! 

How do virtual consultations work? 

Telemedicine is still relatively new in many areas, so you may not have used it before. The process is straightforward and user-friendly and begins with a visit to our official website. You’ll see a “Free Consult” button at the top of our homepage. When you click this, you’ll be prompted to fill out a few basic details and choose whether you’d prefer to meet in person or arrange a virtual assessment. Selecting a virtual assessment will open a page containing further prompts and directions on how to take several dental “selfies” that give Dr. Chamberlain a good look at your smile. This will only take about ten minutes from start to finish. 

What happens once the virtual consultation form has been submitted?

Once you’ve submitted the required information and photos, Dr. Chamberlain will review them along with any notes you’ve included and then contact you with personalized recommendations about which orthodontic appliance might best fit your needs. We offer a variety of effective smile solutions, like traditional braces, InBrace behind-the-teeth braces, and Invisalign clear aligners! You can expect a reply within 48 business hours of submitting your virtual assessment form. 

During this “visit,” Dr. Chamberlain will provide an overview of possible plans that includes information on how the teeth are progressing and whether treatment is recommended now or in the future. You may also be asked for further details at this time if necessary. As noted above, you’ll learn more about our treatment options and our team will go over the estimated investment needed for your new smile. We’ll walk you through any payment or financing options available, and explain how insurance benefits work with treatment. Your virtual orthodontic consultation will also provide you with insights into how long your treatment is likely to take. 

While other virtual options are available for orthodontic treatment, including popular mail-order companies that offer clear aligners, they do not provide evaluations by an expert orthodontist like Dr. Chamberlain. The education, training, and experience our doctors possess will help ensure a rewarding smile journey with long-lasting results you’ll enjoy for years to come. 

There are many benefits to choosing an orthodontist-directed treatment plan over DIY options! You’ll learn about all the treatments we have available, not just clear aligners, and we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each based on your unique smile needs. Your treatment plan will be customized based on your goals and lifestyle, and Dr. Chamberlain will actively review your progress with comprehensive diagnostics and in-office visits when appropriate. Unlike DIY companies who don’t disclose the name of the orthodontist you’re working with, you’ll also have direct access to Dr. Chamberlain throughout the treatment process. 

What is the next step in the treatment process?

Once all your questions have been answered and you’ve decided on a customized treatment plan with Dr. Chamberlain, it’s time to take the next step towards a confident smile! 

In most cases, this will be scheduling a visit for comprehensive records, including a digital scan, digital photographs, and X-rays. This information will give Dr. Chamberlain further information on your orthodontic needs and provide the foundation for your smile journey. Paperwork can be signed from home, but you’ll be able to use this appointment to ask any questions you have and confirm the details of your treatment plan. 

If you’re ready to begin treatment immediately, you can take advantage of our Same Day Advantage payment plan with initial payments as low as $250 within 24 hours of our reply! 

Start Your Smile Journey from Home with Chamberlain Family Orthodontics

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The events of the last two years made it clear that orthodontic practices needed to find new ways to connect with current and future patients. Adding virtual consultations to our list of services has made the treatment process faster and more convenient without sacrificing the quality care we’re known for! 

If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, virtual consultations make it easy to get started. You can get the ball rolling in just a few minutes without ever leaving home! With no travel time or waiting rooms involved, you can take the first step towards the orthodontic care you need wherever you are. To experience the ease of our virtual consultations now, click here and let’s get started!