A beautiful smile not only improves your image but it boosts your confidence. Even now, during times of stress and uncertainty, familiar activities such as working out or getting a haircut make you feel good and have the power to completely change your mood. Dr. Jason Battle of Premiere Orthodontics says teeth are an important part of that.
“When you look good, you feel good,” he says.
Over the past two years, Dr. Battle has brought new technology into his practice that reduces the number of orthodontics visits required of his patients. An initial visit is no longer necessary to establish patient goals and treatment plans, and many follow-up visits can also be completed through virtual appointments. Not only does this offer peace of mind, but it also makes the process much easier.
Using a traditional method for a clear aligner treatment plan using Invisalign and 3M, with minimal assistance from traditional braces, aligners are changed out every one to two weeks. The accelerated treatment plan allows Dr. Battle to cut the treatment time in half. Even complex surgical cases involving major under bites and over bites can be handled with the same treatment plan as more simple orthodontics cases, and these patients can take advantage of virtual visits, too.
“My patients can reach their smile goals faster with the accelerated treatment plan, and I’m there for them every step of the way,” Dr. Battle says. “I’ll do whatever it takes to get them to happiness.”
Additionally, patient safety is a priority at Premiere Orthodontics. That’s why Dr. Battle has established several changes to his practice with safety in mind for when in-office visits are needed. The goal is to have less traffic and less contact points while providing the same great service and treatment. New procedures include:
• Taking the temperature of every person who enters
• Keeping patients 6 feet or more apart in accordance with social distancing guidelines
• Asking patients to wear masks while inside the office
• Asking patients to text when they’re outside and meeting them to record their temperature and survey their health history before entering
• Bringing one patient at a time into the office
• Hand sanitizer for patient use
• Adding air filters
• Private operatory areas with walls
With these new in-office precautions and availability of virtual visits, there’s no need to put off your orthodontic treatment.