FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME, you can begin your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile with a virtual consultation from Igel Orthodontics! We understand life can be busy with work, school and family; that’s why we do our best to make appointments as easy and convenient as possible. Our team would love to help save you time by giving you the opportunity to take care of your initial visit FREE via a virtual consultation with our orthodontists in Omaha, Nebraska. You can trust Dr. Igel and Dr. Chartrand, experts in airway-focused orthodontics, and their team to provide the guidance needed for your orthodontic care.
To get started, we’ll need some photos!
Taking Your Photos!
First, make sure you wash your hands before touching your face and mouth. Using your mobile phone, we need you to take eight pictures. Below is a video tutorial taking you through how to take these pictures.We’ve also provided sample pictures (see below). When taking your pictures, you can use your fingers to pull your cheeks back, or we found plastic spoons work well, too.
The first three pictures we need from you are headshots. See sample photos below as well as a tutorial video to walk you through the steps.
Front (No Smile)
For these next three pictures, Dr. Igel and Dr. Chartrand need to see those back teeth (your molars). We recommend you ask a friend to help you take these pictures. Use those spoons (or your fingers) and really tug at those cheeks and get your phone close to your mouth to get these pictures. Also, make sure you have good lighting when taking these.
Bite down so your back teeth touch. Directly facing the camera, smile wide and click, trying to get as many teeth as you can in the picture. Go ahead and pull your lips and cheeks away from your teeth with your fingers to show more teeth.
Bite down so that your back teeth touch. Smile and retract the cheek and lips with your finger on the right side of your mouth to expose more of your teeth. Take a picture of the right side.
Bite down so that your back teeth touch. Smile and retract the cheek and lips with your finger on the left side of your mouth to expose more of your teeth. Take a picture of the left side.
The final two pictures are of your upper and lower teeth:
Open your mouth wide and lift your chin as high as you can. Make sure you can see the full arch and take the picture!
Open your mouth wide and tilt your chin downward toward your chest. Again, make sure you can see the full arch. Hold the camera so it’s perpendicular to the biting surfaces of your bottom teeth. Make sure your full arch is showing and then snap a picture.
Now, Let’s Submit Your Photos!
Once you’ve finished taking your photos, click the button below to upload and submit them to our team. It’s that easy! Dr. Igel and Dr. Chartrand will assess your case, and we will be in touch! Upload Photos Here