Our strong links to the dental community to improve access to orthodontic care
Our close relationship with the Dental Community
Our Impression Kit service model requires the close involvement of local, qualified dentists – many of whom have their own dental clinic(s) and have years of experience prescribing clear aligners to customers in Thailand – who conduct evaluation of suitability for clear aligner therapy online.
Covid-19 and the delivery of dental services
As the Covid-19 situation evolved in Thailand since early 2020, we at Selfie have worked closely with our clinic partners, dentists, orthodontists, patients and customers on the ground to discover how Selfie can help improve the delivery of dental services for all.
The consistent feedback we’ve received from patients and customers was that they were increasingly reluctant to leave their homes for anything other than essential activities. This included avoiding visits to dental clinics where possible, which were seen as high-risk locations, and at times, optional.
Our home dental kit to get started
Using these feedback, Selfie went to the drawing board to come up with a solution that would overcome these problems. Our goal was to facilitate the dental consultation for clear aligners, and allow the entire process to be carried out without the patient and dentist having to meet in-person, while still achieving the same level of safety and accountability. We then spent over a year developing, testing, improving and getting FDA regulatory approvals to ensure the solution was reliable, accurate, and above all, safe for customers.
The result, our revolutionary, proprietary Selfie Impression Kit. This kit allows Selfie to send accurate 3D digital models of a patient’s teeth, together with medical history, extraoral and intraoral photographs and other diagnostic information to the dentist to assess the customer’s suitability for clear aligner treatment. This is done without the customer leaving the safety of their own home and taking up the dentist’s valuable chair time. Only those customers who cannot be treated remotely are then advised to attend one of our partner clinics for further evaluation and treatment.