Start your journey to a new smile today! Dr. Helm is a Board Certified orthodontist that understands your busy life, so he has incorporated the latest telehealth and video conferencing technology into his practice. Dr. Helm can assess your smile, help you learn if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, and answer your questions all from the comfort of your home or office. Follow the 3 steps below to get started!

Step 1: Take Photos of Your Teeth

  • Take 8 pictures of your teeth as close as you can to the angles seen below
  • Don’t worry, just do your best! Check out the 2 minute video below for help
Side Profile
Front of Face Relaxed
Front Relaxed
Front of Face Smiling
Front Smiling

Upper Arch of Mouth
Upper Arch


  • Use 2 plastic spoons to retract your cheeks and lips
  • Be sure to bite normally on your back teeth!

Lower Arch of Mouth
Lower Arch

right bite of Mouth
Right Bite
 Center bite of Mouth
Center Bite
Left bite of Mouth
Left Bite

Step 2: Send Us Your Photos

  • Send us your photos 48 hours prior to your virtual consultation appointment
  • Please include in your text or email:
  1. First and last name
  2. Date of your virtual consultation (if known)
  3. Best phone number to contact you
  4. What you would like to change about your smile or bite

Step 3: Schedule Your Virtual Appointment

If you already have an appointment reservation with Dr. Helm, you’re finished!

If you do not have an appointment, one of our team members will contact you shortly to set one up.

*You will receive an appointment confirmation prior to your appointment that includes instructions on entering our virtual office waiting room.

Treatment recommendations and associated financial estimates based on photos that you provide us cannot be considered diagnostic and treatment recommendations cannot be considered finalized. These are Dr. Helm’s best estimates only. This is a screening process only meant to provide you with basic information regarding your candidacy for orthodontic treatment, possible treatment options with estimated costs and payment plans available, and answers to your questions. In some cases, it is not possible to provide this information without x-rays and an in-person exam with Dr. Helm. In all cases, x-rays and an in-person exam by Dr. Helm will be necessary before starting treatment in order to provide you the finalized diagnostic, treatment planning, and financial/insurance information for your orthodontic treatment.

When email or text is used to communicate with our practice, the information is not encrypted. That means it could be possible for a third party to access the information and read it. By using email or text communication, you are consenting to the use of these non-encrypted forms of communication to transmit personal or health information.