A tweet from an orthodontic practice caught my attention this morning. It referred to a new way to remotely monitor orthodontic aligner treatment by taking a photo of your teeth with a smartphone which is then analysed by software which detects tooth movement. The data is then sent to your orthodontist who can monitor your progress and advise you when it is time to move on to the next aligner. Whilst I’m sure this solution will never remove the need to visit an orthodontist during active treatment, the providers suggest it has the potential to help reduce the number of visits. You can visit the site to learn more about this product here