Can’t we just take care of this online using one of those direct to consumer products I saw on TV?
Truth betold, we don’t honestly hear that asked much during new patient visits, but we know it’s being asked by so many people before they end up talking to our team of specialists. The offer can seem enticing: easy, convenient and cheaper. But with a little research, you’ll see that it’s often not the case for many people who have tried taking the easy road to straighter teeth.
Moving teeth means moving bone, there’s no way around it. Although that might sound scary to you, for our doctors who have studied for four more years after becoming dental professionals, the science of realigning bone and understanding bone densities is a field they have honed over many years of study and practice. Their goal is to move your teeth as effectively and unobtrusively as possible. It’s what gives everyone who agrees to orthodontic treatment at Uptown an incredible peace-of-mind. A doctor you know by name, specialising in a medical procedure and taking care of a treatment that ensure the patient’s health is priority one. It’s that simple.
We care about you.
Although the “aligner in the mailbox” option ‘reassures’ consumers that professionals are looking after cases individually, we in fact know that so many patients have sought out a professional face-to-face meeting with an orthodontist when their treatment starts going sideways.
With healthcare now moving into a less defined future with more technology and procedures offering cheaper and faster results by less qualified specialists, we feel like the opportunity for less effective treatment comes alongside of this movement.
If we are honest with everyone out there, what worries us the most is the patients who are opting for help “pioneer” this new approach to healthcare instead of ensuring their future is in good, professional hands of local doctors. Doctors who know you by name and can monitor patients individually in our specialty clinic or, as is often the case, when meeting patients out-and-about at soccer games, community events and at school programs.
Do you agree? Reach out to us with any questions you may have! We pay such close attention to the latest technology and embrace the best of it in our own practice. That said, we’re always ready to chat more about the future of orthodontic industry and what options are available!
A doctor you know by name, specialising in a medical procedure and taking care of a treatment that ensure the patient’s health is priority one. It’s that simple.