Begin Your Orthodontic Journey from Your Own Home
The needs of people are constantly changing and we here at Gleason Orthodontics are trying to adapt to meet those needs. Whether it be concerns about time, money, or safety, we have systems in place to take care of all our patients, including you! While we would love to meet you in person, we understand that it is not always possible for everyone to come into our office right away. This does not mean, however, that your first orthodontic checkup should wait. If this is true of you, select the appropriate form below, follow the steps, and start your virtual orthodontic consultation with us today!
This form is typically for patients who have all their adult teeth. This usually means patients who are 12-13 years of age and older. Looking for Invisalign or Braces? Want full treatment or just to correct a little crowding or spacing? This form is for you.
This form is for children who still have baby teeth. The American Association of Orthodontics states that every child should be seen by an orthodontist by age 7. For some children, such as those with sleep and behavioral problems, that age may be even younger. Use this form to find out if your child should see an orthodontist.
Unsure as to whether your child should see an orthodontist or not? Fill out this form. It will help guide you and give you an indication of the urgency with which your child should be seen. If you deem it prudent to see an orthodontist, this form will also allow you to submit photos for a virtual orthodontic consultation. Alternatively, you can call our office to schedule an in-person appointment.
Texting us for your virtual exam
If you do not have a Gmail® account and are unable to complete the online virtual exam form, you may text us your photos at 585.872.3355.
- When texting us, please include the patient’s name and date of birth, the sender’s name, and the primary concern you have for the virtual exam.
- Please be aware that any information sent to our office via email or text is not secure and is therefore not HIPAA compliant. This means that someone may be able to access your personal health information. HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPAA was passed by the U.S. government in 1996 to establish privacy and security protections for health information. Information stored on our computers is encrypted. Most popular email services (ex. Hotmail®, Gmail®, Yahoo®) do not utilize encrypted email. Email and text are very popular and convenient ways to communicate for a lot of people, so in their latest modification to the HIPAA act, the federal government provided guidance on email and HIPAA. The guidelines state that if a patient has been made aware of the risks of unencrypted email, and that same patient provides consent to receive health information via email, then a health entity may send that patient personal medical information via unencrypted email.
- Please send us the following photos, a total of 8.
Watch this video tutorial if you would like help in taking your photos.
While very useful, these tools are limited. An in-office appointment may still be needed to receive a complete, thorough examination and finalize treatment plans and pricing.