Hi everyone! Allison and Danielle here at Harwell & Cook Orthodontics in Amarillo, TX. Today we’re going to show you how to take the photos you’ll need for your upcoming virtual consult. To take your photos, you will need:
- Two spoons
- Your smartphone
- A friend or family member to take the photos
You will need to take a total of six photographs. For best results, be sure you are in an area with good lighting. For the photos of the top and bottom teeth (photos 5 and 6) use a flashlight to make sure we can see as much detail as possible.
Look straight at the camera and smile, making sure that your teeth are showing.
Using both spoons to pull back the sides of your cheeks, look straight at the camera and be sure to bite down on your back teeth so that we can see your bite.
Pull back your right cheek and turn your head to the right so that we can see all the way to your back teeth.
Pull back your left cheek and turn your head to the left so that we can see all the way to your back teeth.
Using the spoons to hold your upper lip back, open your mouth wide and tilt your head back so that we can see as many of your top teeth as possible. Try to get the full arch.
Using the spoons to hold your lower lip back, open your mouth wide and tilt your chin down. Try to get the full arch so that we can see as many of your bottom teeth as possible.
Congratulations, you are now ready to submit your photos. Once your photographs are complete, simply upload them through the Virtual Consult form on our website and we’ll do the rest of the work. A treatment coordinator will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your treatment needs. We can’t wait to meet you and get you started on your orthodontic journey.
Harwell & Cook Orthodontics is a family-oriented orthodontic practice with offices located conveniently throughout the Texas panhandle. We offer Invisalign and braces treatments for kids, teens, and adults in a fun and relaxing environment. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call the Harwell & Cook office closest to you.