Oklahoma lives online, just like everyone else these days. And here at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics, we know how convenient it can be to handle our errands at the push of a button. Keep reading to see the 5 things you wont get with mail order orthodontics.
Shopping? Done. Work? Done. Want to watch a movie? Click a button! Done.
But what about tooth and jaw health? Is that something I can handle online, by myself, without any help?
If you’re anything like me, chances are you’re thinking no way! But you may have seen ads for mail-order orthodontics, and it’s perfectly natural to wonder if they could be a good fit. So let’s find out what you’re missing out on when you skip the in-person visit.
What are Mail-Order Orthodontics?
It can be easy to be taken in by a flashy website and a few buzzwords. But what am I getting with mail-order ortho? How does it work?
You’ll start by filling out a form and snapping a few grainy cell phone pics. Then comes a gunky, outdated impressions kit in the mail, and, assuming your needs are even capable of being treated with aligners, a set will arrive a few weeks later.
They want you to think you can save time and money. But what do they want you to miss out on? A whole lot, when it comes down to it.
Not only is it super easy to end up spending more time and money with mail-orders, but you’re also missing out on some key features. What are they?
What don’t I get with mail-order?
What are we missing when we go online? Everyone here at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics wants to ensure you get everything you need to keep you smiling. Anonymous mail-order operations will tell you that you can save time and money. That’s often just the opposite of what happens.
Fun, Welcoming Environment
Corrective care can be intimidating, we get it. That’s why we’ve gone out of our way to ensure that Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics is a fun, relaxing environment. Whether it’s in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Clinton, or Deer Creek, we want you to feel welcome!
Free In-person consultation
Personalized Treatment Plans
Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre have decades of experience setting patients up for success and have the expertise to develop a personalized course of care just for you. You can’t get that online.
In the best-case mail-order scenario, you’ll take a picture of your teeth that convey some superficial features of your teeth and jaw’s structure and health. DIY impressions will (hopefully) accurately model more in-depth features of your starting point so that an anonymous provider can mail you a dubiously-fitting aligner. Why risk it?
With mail-order options, there’s just no way to ensure your treatment is going according to plan. Teeth and jaws respond differently to treatment, and with the attention of proper in-person orthodontic treatment, it’s easier to be sure you’re on the right track.
Dr. Farrow, Dr. Dewbre and the team will make sure that no matter how your teeth and jaws respond to care, going forward, you’ll be moving in the right direction!
Here at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics, we love aligners just as much as everyone else. That’s why we proudly offer the latest Invisalign aligners and state-of-the-art scanning tech. But every set of teeth is different, and traditional metal braces are sometimes the best option. You can’t get that online.
We can’t wait to see you smile!
Dr. Farrow has over 15 years of experience operating in the OKC area. She’s board-certified by the American Association of Orthodontists and has a stake in this community. Dr. Dewbre completed his residency right here at the University of Oklahoma, he’s a cutting-edge technologist, and he’s obsessed with finding the perfect hairstyle. That’s who we want you to trust your orthodontic care to.
Your mail-order doctor is…umm… Can you see the issue here?
Come visit us in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Clinton, or Deer Creek today! We love to see you smile.