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Digital era has been impacting people’s lives since the creation and advancement of cellular phones. Medical diagnostics, teaching armamentarium, treatment alternatives and surgical techniques were advanced signiﬁcantly with the aid of digital technology that created its way into dental and orthodontic ofﬁces in 1974 with the introduction of computerized scheduling. Digital technology influences every aspect of orthodontic treatment including diagnosis, virtual treatment planning and execution with the help of CAD/CAM techniques. Basically, orthodontic diagnosis, care, advice and treatment can be taken care of with information technology. This gave rise to Tele-dentistry which gradually made its presence in the field of Orthodontics. This has benefitted all those in need especially during the periods of restriction as the one subsequent to COVID-19 emergencies. The purpose of this article is to introduce and discuss this concept of tele-orthodontics, its applications and scope in this digitally driven future.