What is Dental Monitoring? (3 REASONS IT IS HERE TO STAY)

During treatment and especially a global pandemic like COVID-19, keeping up with your progress is important. And ensuring your treatment stays the course is essential. Those using Invisalign aligners have an advantage over those with fixed bracket braces. Dental Monitoring is an excellent way to ensure your braces are doing what they should be doing. And you can move to your next aligner. A simple plastic device called the DM Cheek Retractor and a smartphone is all you need. Use them to send digital images to your orthodontist. In this post, we’ll explain what Dental Monitoring is and why you need it more than ever. Let’s get cracking.


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Plus Points for Dental Monitoring

  • Fewer office visits with more monitoring
  • Faster treatment times
  • Scan anytime, anywhere
  • Text messaging with the doctor and the team
  • No additional cost


What is Dental Monitoring?

Dental Monitoring is a virtual office. It connects the patient and doctor using smartphone and camera technology.  This technology uses software that connects with the Invisalign computer system. This allows for quick and easy viewing and diagnosing by the orthodontist.
Dental Monitoring will have teamed up with your provider. Together they use AI-power to help your expert track your treatment . Done from the comfort of your home or anywhere in the world. Communication with experts is easy and secure with Dental Monitoring and DM Scanbox.
Dental Monitoring is an easy-to-use app that allows you to send images and videos of your teeth. Straight to an office throughout your treatment. Your Invisalign treatment will begin with an in-office consultation. During your consultation, you can discuss your treatment plan and flexible financial arrangements.
The next step is to capture intraoral pictures, taken from a smartphone 3D image of your teeth.  Many times, this can be achieved immediately after your consultation.  Your Invisalign aligners will be ready to deliver to you within 4 weeks. Along with your Dental Monitoring scan box.



How Does it Work?

At the start of your treatment, we will help you set up an account within the cloud-based Dental Monitoring program. The use it via an app on your smartphone. You will receive your own cheek retractors and guidance on the process of taking a photo or video scan.
All you need to do is follow the software instructions. This exciting intuitive technology allows us to monitor patient progress every week virtually. For Invisalign treatment, you will send a quick scan to our office every week. Scans are then automatically uploaded into DM’s AI engine where they are analyzed.


Scans are then automatically uploaded into DM’s AI engine where they are analyzed.


Based on the result of the scan, we can let you know if you should move on to your next set of aligners. Or continue with your current set. You can also send us a scan if you have a question or an issue with your treatment during COVID-19. Or any other health issue.



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Why Use Dental Monitoring?

The best part about the Dental Monitoring app is that you can use it literally anytime, anywhere! Virtual Orthodontic appointments are great for all patients who find it difficult to get into the office, including:

  • College Students
  • Adults that travel for work
  • Kids that participate in extracurriculars after school (and their parents)
  • Individuals with limited transportation
  • Parents with multiple kids
  • Anyone who wants to make their treatment process easier!
  • Under shelter-in-place orders (COVID-19)




If you feel you or your child need orthodontic treatment there are plenty of treatments available. One treatment we offer is Invisalign. This type of treatment is beneficial in times of social lockdown. So call Dr. Childers and he and his team will set about correcting your smile in a social distance friendly way.

When you’re a patient of Childers Orthodontics, in three easy steps you’ll be on your way to a straighter, healthier smile. All just using your smartphone!

  • Download the Dental Monitoring app (Apple or Android)
  • Take weekly selfies of your smile and upload them to the app
  • Look out for a text from us each week for the next steps

We’ll ensure you’re tracking with the treatment plan that Dr. Childers outlined just for you. We’ll text you if any changes are needed!

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