How has COVID-19 affected Orthodontics? Thanks for MASKing!
We have had many patients ask if and how COVID-19 has impacted Orthodontic treatment and we have
the answers for you! At VCO Orthodontics in Arlington, VA, we have seen an increase of interest in orthodontic treatment since the pandemic came about and here’s why!
First, the obvious. MASKS! So many of our patients, especially the adults, have been less focused on the
appearance of braces for treatment since nobody will see them! Masks have made concealing
undergoing orthodontic treatment super easy which makes deciding to do it that much easier, too!
Another benefit of orthodontic treatment during this time would be for patients who are using Invisalign clear
aligners for tooth movement. Since movement is planned into the trays ahead of time, we can usually
mail patients their next set of trays to their home to save them a trip out of the house! Talk about
getting creative with ways to social distance! Since most people are still working from home or doing
virtual schooling, it’s also much easier to brush after meals AND retainers and Invisalign trays aren’t as likely to get lost or broken!
If you are considering undergoing orthodontic treatment anytime soon, now is the PERFECT time to get
started. Our consultations are FREE so book today to see what treatment might be best for you! We
cannot wait to help brighten your 2020 year with a beautiful, brand new smile!