Teledentistry: Why it is Indispensable

22 December 2020

Girl taking a picture of her teeth

What is Teledentistry?

We’ve heard about telemedicine but teledentistry is newer to the game. 

Teledentistry is the provision of professional dental care services through remote and virtual consultations. In other words, it is the use of your smartphone or desktop to consult your dentist through a video call.

Telemedicine services such as teledentistry are becoming immensely popular and COVID-19 has only accelerated their adoption. 

In view of social distancing requirements and recommendations to reduce movement outside of homes to contain the outbreak, government bodies have made telehealth services more accessible to the masses. These virtual services will still be in demand in the post-COVID-19 world, where other benefits such as accessibility anchor its bright future ahead.

Pros and Cons of Teledentistry


Girl taking smile assessment at home
  • Accessibility
  • Comfort
  • Safety

It goes without explanation since it is ‘tele’, patients can be easily reached through the use of everyday telecommunication devices, such as smartphones. Save yourself the trip of heading down to the dentist’s chair you probably hate and get the treatment you need from your home or should we say bed/couch (for non-urgent dental care). We get the paranoia of catching some sort of disease at medical places so teledentistry definitely offers the attractive benefit of not having to be physically present – safeguarding your health. 


Girl doing an in-clinic assessment
  • Unable to address urgent and complex cases

Face-to-face, in-person consultations are still necessary for the dentist to perform dental work. The technology can however still speed things up by diagnosing the patient first.

Bottom line: Teledentistry works best when overseen by trained and licensed dental experts.

How does Teledentistry work at Zenyum

Zenyum may just be the in-between of teledentistry and needing to travel to your dental clinic for an orthodontic consultation. When it comes to correcting your crooked teeth, we have curated possibly the best teeth straightening solution – affordable, convenient and comfortable.

Your Zenyum smile journey begins from the comfort of your own home by simply completing our Free Smile Assessment. The dental experts will let you know if your teeth concerns can be fixed by Zenyum Invisible Braces

We partnered up with dental clinics to deliver patients a superior smile makeover experience by leveraging teledentistry. The partner clinics’ professional dentists together with Zenyum orthodontists will advise and tailor a treatment plan just for you.

"Zenyum's team helps create a bridge between the doctors and the patients. They provide responsive updates to both parties during the treatment to ensure a smooth process."

Zenyum App and Customer Care

Once you begin your treatment plan, you will continue to be supervised by professionals despite the reduced dental visits. Zenyum’s proprietary app allows you to communicate any of your dental needs to our Customer Care team through our live chat. You will also be able to track your wear time, update the progress of your teeth movement and receive reminders when it is time to switch out to a new set. 

Want a deeper dive into how the whole Zenyum Invisible Braces process will actually work? You may read on here.

How to begin your orthodontic treatment with Zenyum?

We’re obsessed with helping you get your dream smile in an easy and enjoyable way! This is exactly why we continue to embrace innovations like teledentistry, which are rapidly becoming indispensable in modern, professional dental industry.

Yes we know how everything sounds amazing and you’re wondering where do you begin? Well, you can kickstart your smile transformation today by completing our free smile assessment!

Ready to Feel the Zenyum Difference?

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