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Virtual Consultation Specialist

Curtis Contro, DDS, MS -  - Orthodontist

Contro Orthodontics

Curtis Contro, DDS, MS

Orthodontist located in Cupertino, CA & Palo Alto, CA

These days we all seem to be super busy. Dr. Contro strives to make your treatment as convenient as possible by offering virtual appointments for new and existing patients whenever possible. Curtis Contro, DDS, MS, provides safe, secure, and confidential virtual consultations for patients at Contro Orthodontics in Cupertino and Palo Alto, California. Call today to find out more, or arrange your virtual consultation using the online booking tool.

Virtual Consultation Q&A

What is a virtual consultation?

A virtual consultation is an appointment with Dr. Contro that takes place remotely. That means you don’t have to leave your home to receive certain types of orthodontic care.

Your virtual consultation is a form of telemedicine that takes place over the internet. You can use a laptop, tablet, or smartphone — any device that has internet connectivity. 

Dr. Contro calls you over a secure channel at the time of your appointment, so you can be confident that everything is completely private.

Contro Orthodontics uses telemedicine software that complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This ensures that your information is held and transmitted securely and assures your confidentiality.

What are the advantages of a virtual consultation?

The key advantage of virtual consultations is that you don’t need to take a trip into town to visit your orthodontist.

When you need to see Dr. Contro in person, you receive a warm welcome at the comfortable, well-appointed offices in Cupertino and Palo Alto, California. However, a virtual consultation is a far more convenient method of discussing your orthodontic needs with Dr. Contro when you lead a busy life.

A virtual consultation is also easier for anyone who has mobility problems, difficulties with transportation, or young children to care for. 

Your virtual consultation saves you the cost of fuel or using public transport to get to your appointment. You also don’t use up valuable time traveling to and from the practice when you have a virtual consultation instead.

The other notable benefit of having a virtual orthodontic consultation is that by staying home, you minimize the risk of picking up any infectious diseases or passing on any infections you might have.

Is a virtual consultation as good as an in-person appointment?

A virtual consultation is a valuable tool for helping to manage orthodontic issues and is as effective as an in-person visit for a range of patient needs.

There are some limitations — virtual consultations aren’t a substitute for visiting Contro Orthodontics in every case. For example, you need to see Dr. Contro in person for specific orthodontic procedures, like initial fittings for your braces, retainer, or Invisalign® teeth aligners.

However, Dr. Contro could use a virtual consultation to perform a checkup after your initial fitting. He can also discuss with you any questions you have and provide advice on general orthodontic issues.

To find out more about virtual consultations and see whether you could take advantage of this option, call Contro Orthodontics or book a virtual consultation online.