We live in strange times – gestures once taken for granted – handshakes, hugs, fist bumps – are now taboo; even our smiles are often hidden behind masks. But that doesn’t mean no one is seeing your smile. COVID-19 has meant socially distancing ourselves but it has also meant a boom in social media. Humans are social creatures and we’ve found new and creative ways to connect even while apart.
More selfies, virtual school, virtual meetings, and video chats are happening than ever before, which means we are even more up close and personal with our smiles. We all want to feel confident on screen – teens and adults alike. Self confidence is a huge factor in teen development and having a beautiful smile increases teen confidence when they’ve achieved the smile they’ve always wanted.
Now that the stay-at-home orders have been lifted, there is no reason to wait on getting the smile of your dreams for you or your child; and at Michele Shems, DMD, we have combined the technology of Invisalign and Virtual Appointments, to make sure you are as safe as possible while achieving that smile.
Why is Invisalign a great choice right now?
While we are all allowed out and about again, we’re doing everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. Invisalign allows for fewer in-person appointments while still ensuring you get the expertise of a trained and specialized orthodontist like Dr. Shems. It’s extremely important to have an expert orthodontist plan, execute, and monitor your orthodontic treatment to ensure the best outcome as well as maintain the health of your teeth during treatment. To get started, we use a 3D scanner to take images of your teeth and bone structure in order to map out a customized treatment plan and to build custom aligners that will help straighten your smile – invisibly. That means less time in your mouth to get started.
Once your treatment plan is put in place, you will receive clear aligners to wear 22 hours a day – no skimping or treatment will take longer! We will want to see you for appointments, just like with braces, but with Invisalign we can space those appointments further out! The appointments can also be virtual so you don’t even have to leave your home. During your treatment, you will receive a few batches of clear Invisalign aligners at a time. We then gauge your progress at appointments, and if all is going well, we move to the next set.
Interested in getting straighter teeth AND saving time? We offer virtual consultations and virtual appointments
At Michele Shems DMD, we’re using the latest in telehealth technology to bring our practice to you! We like to make things convenient for our patients. After all, we don’t want to keep you from doing the things you love. With virtual consultations and virtual appointments, there’s no need for unnecessary in person appointments, which means no wasted time. Visit our website for your free Online Virtual Consultation
Patient Safety is #1
We partnered with local HVAC company AAA Energy Service to design and install a professional air-cleaning system. It exhausts air from our Clinical Area and treats the air with the latest technologies available. This creates a much safer environment for our patients and staff. The air from our clinical area is exhausted and treated once every 3.7 minutes. That’s 16 air-changes per hour!
Schedule your appointment today!
At Michele Shems, DMD we have the expertise with both orthodontics and technology to help you get that smile. Our fun and friendly office may look a bit different than it used to, but we’re still finding ways to make sure you feel the love while you’re here!
There is so much that we’re depriving ourselves of these days, don’t let the smile of your dreams be one of those things. We have flexible financing options available.
There’s no time like the present. If you’ve been thinking about orthodontics for you or your child, we encourage you to schedule a virtual consultation with us today! We can’t wait to e-meet you…and then meet you in person soon.
Wishing you health and safety – Dr. Michele Shems!