Company Updates

Seattle & Bellevue Clinic Announcement

Posted on November 18th, 2020

At Uniform Teeth, we believe in making orthodontic care higher quality, more patient-centric, and more affordable.

“We are thrilled to be launching in the Pacific Northwest,” said Uniform Teeth CEO Meghan Jewitt. “It’s exactly where we want to be as a leader of innovation and technology-enabled healthcare. The market, demographics, and tech focus of Seattle align completely with our services and who we are as a company.”

At Uniform Teeth, patients meet in-person with a licensed orthodontist and we utilize our patented technology to move teeth fast and safely, on average, twice as fast as Invisalign. Our unique approach allows us to treat 99% of patients while costing on average 40% less than Invisalign. Our in-house proprietary software predicts how teeth will move from the roots up, eliminating time-consuming guesswork, and our treatment requires weekly check-ins via our app to track progress and cut down the amount of in-person office visits.

Prior to planning any treatment, our orthodontists perform a detailed assessment of the health of a patient’s mouth using Uniform Lab Technology, which includes a 3D CBCT X-ray and 3D scan, along with a full dental health exam. This process uncovers any underlying issues, such as cavities, gum inflammation, or a root infection, which can worsen when moving one’s teeth, or cause irreversible damage. The 3D scan produces a model of the teeth down to the roots to predict the exact way each patient’s teeth will move.

“In a traditional practice, the average orthodontist sees 80-100 patients a day for only a few minutes each,” said Dr. Kjeld Aamodt DDS, MS, Uniform Teeth Founder. “Our orthodontists see 15-20 patients per day and spend 30 minutes with each to focus on the details and ensure they’re getting the care they need. Patients check in every week through the Uniform Teeth App, using smile photos to track progress, and we modify care as needed.”

During the time of COVID-19, our app allows for natural social distancing with fewer appointments, typically just three throughout the entire treatment course. Strict health and safety clinic protocols assure patient confidence when visiting a Uniform Teeth clinic in-person, such as:

  • Private patient rooms, with complete sterilization between appointments
  • Heightened deep-cleaning and sterilization procedures, including the use of COVID-19-killing Optim wipes, extremely frequent sterilization and disinfecting, and special virus-filtering attachments on dental equipment
  • Air filtration systems that sterilize the air and kill viruses
  • High-speed suction attachments on all dental units to reduce any aerosols created from circulating into the air
  • Protective equipment: Patients must wear face masks to appointments, while our team members will be equipped with an N95 mask and face shield during all appointments, as well as protective clothing and head covers
  • Health screenings for both patients and staff, including symptom-vetting, behavioral questions, and in-clinic temperature checks
  • Social distancing strategies, including increased time between appointments for deep cleaning, staggered appointment scheduling, and a rigorous adherence to honoring only on-time appointments (to head off patient overlap)

Our orthodontic treatment ranges from $2,500 - $5,000+, which is half of the cost of Invisalign. While slightly more expensive than DIY kits, we can handle mild to complex cases which require an in-person orthodontist for best results. Mail-order orthodontic services, like Smile Direct and Candid, can offer only a basic approach which is limited to simple, vanity cases with no orthodontic supervision. DIY kits can also be risky, so Uniform Teeth patients are paying for peace of mind by receiving treatment from a real orthodontist specializing in aligner and traditional orthodontic treatments.

“We believe people shouldn’t have to choose between quality and convenience,” said Jewitt. “For too long, fixing teeth has been uncomfortable, embarrassing, and time-consuming. It’s also been expensive, which has excluded millions of people from seeking care. Our mission is to increase access to high-quality orthodontic care, and this also means bringing the cost down.”

We are excited as we have tripled in size from a year ago and we expect to employ 10 people in the Seattle area by the end of 2020. With the Seattle and Bellevue openings, we now have a total of 6 locations, including two in San Francisco and two in Chicago.

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