By Saira Ansari, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Orthodontist Dr. Gustavo Kreuzig Bastos runs one of the most technologically progressive dentistry practices in Rio. Located in Ipanema, the clinic caters to a large clientele, a significant number of which is comprised of the expatriate community who appreciate his sophisticated aesthetic and personal attention.
One of the services that sets Dr. Bastos’s clinic apart from the other orthodontists in Brazil is the use of advanced digital media practices in all spheres of the clinics functioning.
From the minute clients walk in, every consultation, X-ray, clinical procedure and the treatment that follows is digitally documented and cataloged in separate patient folders.
This information is then uploaded to secure document sharing services where they can be accessed from anywhere at any time. The folders are shared with patients whenever such information is requested.
Dr. Bastos believes that this not only helps him be there for his clients at all times, but that it also extends a valuable service to the patients. At Gustavo Kreuzig Bastos Orthodontists, they have a digital record of their treatment and progress and can access it anywhere in the world at any time.
This digital record also proves to be a very persuasive method of encouraging patients to stick to a schedule of regular treatment. When Dr. Bastos presents a photo-timeline journey to the patients, the amazing progress and benefits of the treatments can be seen clearly.
Dr. Bastos has also used this method for other reasons, as he explains: “A minor patient’s mother, who cannot make it to her son’s appointments due to work restraints, is kept up-to-date of all procedures and progress through file sharing and communication with me online. Not only does this satisfy all her queries and concerns, but it also nurtures a level of trust due to the information sharing.”
The orthodontist practice offers many cutting-edge services to patients, some that are even new to the technically progressive Brazilian dentistry profession.
One of these services, introduced in the country some years ago, is the treatment called Invisalign, which has already been a roaring success in the United States for much of the past decade. These are virtually invisible plastic aligners that are custom-made for the client, and replace the traditional wire braces.
Invisalign aligners are easy to put on or take off, and fix alignment problems with no invasive procedures required. They are a godsend for adults who do not want to face embarrassing social interactions.
At Dr. Bastos’s clinic, the patient’s teeth impressions are taken and are then sent to the U.S. for scanning and production. These are then sent back to the clinic as a set of aligners that have modifications that help the client’s teeth align over a set period of time.
Dr. Bastos believes in creating a modern, contemporary atmosphere that is not only warm and friendly but also engaging. He feels that patients should be completely at ease and have an experience that they are not scared to repeat.
Gustavo Kreuzig Bastos Orthodontists ensures that these goals are achieved through constant communication and keeping up-to-date with the best practices and modern technology.
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