Telehealth Patient Communications

In light of COVID-19, Dr. Whitney strives to continue to offer reliable patient care to all patients at all times. Looking forward, Dr. Whitney is happy to offer Telehealth Services for diagnostic and non-urgent orthodontic care, which will help to decrease the frequency of in-office visits. Please browse below for more information on diagnostic photography guidelines.

If you are interested in participating in this format of care, please read, sign and return the Telehealth Consent below. Dr. Whitney is here to answer any questions that may pertain to telehealth. 

Telehealth DIY Photography  Guidelines

It is not always possible to have someone take photos on your behalf. We got you. Dr. Whitney has taken diagnostic photos of herself(!) to show you that it IS possible to take dental selfies! 

Recommendations:

- Please use natural sunlight for best lighting

- Utilize a spoon to retract lips for side shots

- You may use a phone stand + timer for steady photography if hands are shaky

- Place phone in selfie mode

Photo Types (see more below):

- Smiling (teeth apart, together)

- Biting together side shots

- Upper and lower "occlusal" shots 

Note For Invisalign Patients: optimally, please take all photos with aligners in AND out for comparative purposes, as illustrated below.

 

If viewing on mobile: please use arrows to browse: there are 11 photos that you may review, in total. 

Smile (Teeth Apart)
Smile (Teeth Apart)

This allows for evaluation of upper/lower dentition alignment, and additionally for the fit of Invisalign trays

Smile (Teeth Together)
Smile (Teeth Together)

This photo is preferred without aligners in, which you will see below: This image allows for evaluation of upper/lower dentition alignment/occlusion

Left Side Shot (Aligners in)
Left Side Shot (Aligners in)

Use a spoon to retract lips and opposite hand to take the photograph. If someone is taking your photos, retract both sides!

Right Side Shot (Aligners in)
Right Side Shot (Aligners in)

Use a spoon to retract lips and opposite hand to take the photograph. If someone is taking your photos, retract both sides!

Lower Occlusal Shot (Aligners in)
Lower Occlusal Shot (Aligners in)

Open as wide as possible and try to retract the tongue so that it does not cover the teeth

Upper Occlusal Shot (Aligners in)
Upper Occlusal Shot (Aligners in)

This one is a challenge! Open as wide as you can and angle the camera as parallel as possible.

Smile (Teeth Together)
Smile (Teeth Together)

This image allows for evaluation of upper/lower dentition alignment/occlusion and smile esthetics

Right Side Shot
Right Side Shot

Use a spoon to retract lips and opposite hand to take the photograph. If someone is taking your photos, retract both sides!

Left Side Shot
Left Side Shot

Use a spoon to retract lips and opposite hand to take the photograph. If someone is taking your photos, retract both sides!

Upper Occlusal Shot
Upper Occlusal Shot

This one is a challenge! Open as wide as you can and angle the camera as parallel as possible.

Lower Occlusal Shot
Lower Occlusal Shot

Open as wide as possible and try to retract the tongue so that it does not cover the teeth

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