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ORTHODONTICS:    An exciting treatment that can provide:
  • Better health and comfort
  • Improved appearance
  • Enhanced self esteem
As a rule, excellent orthodontic results will be achieved by well-informed and cooperative patients. The following information is routinely supplied to all who consider orthodontic treatment. While recognizing the benefits of healthy teeth and a pleasing smile, you should also be aware that orthodontic treatment has limitations and potential risks. These are seldom enough to avoid treatment, but should be considered in making the decision to undergo orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment usually proceeds as planned; however, like all areas of the healing arts, results cannot be guaranteed. Regular visits to your family dentist during treatment are a must!
Orthodontics plays an important role in improving overall oral health, and in achieving harmony between the teeth and face for a beautiful, healthy smile. An attractive smile enhances self esteem, which may actually improve the quality of life itself. Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush, and thereby may decrease the tendency to decay, or to develop diseases of the gum and supporting bone.
Orthodontics improves the bite by properly directing the forces placed on teeth. Orthodontic treatment distributes the chewing stress throughout the mouth to minimize excessive stress on bones, roots, gum tissue and temporomandibular joints. Through orthodontic treatment, potential dental problems may be eliminated, including the problem of abnormal wear. Treatment can facilitate good oral hygiene to minimize decay and future periodontal problems. Also, orthodontics can provide a pleasant smile, which can enhance one's self-image.
All forms of medical and dental treatment, including orthodontics, have some risks and limitations. Fortunately, in orthodontics complications are infrequent and when they do occur they are usually of minor consequence. Nevertheless, they should be considered when making the decision to undergo orthodontic treatment. The major risks involved in orthodontic treatment may include:
  1. Tooth decay, gum disease and permanent markings (decalcification) on the teeth can occur if orthodontic patients eat foods or drink carbonated beverages containing excessive sugar and/or do not brush/floss their teeth frequently and properly. These same problems can occur without orthodontic treatment, but the risk is greater to an individual wearing braces.
  2. In some patients the length of the roots of the teeth may be shortened during orthodontic treatment. Some patients are prone to this happening when the treatment plan involves the extraction of permanent teeth, but most are not.
  3. The health of the bone and gums which support the teeth may be affected by orthodontic tooth movement if a gum disease condition already exists and in some rare cases where a gum disease condition doesn’t appear to exist. In general, orthodontic treatment lessens the possibility of tooth loss or gum infection due to misalignment of the teeth or jaws. Inflammation of the gums and loss of supporting bone can occur if bacterial plaque is not removed daily with good oral hygiene.
  4. Teeth may have a tendency to change their positions after treatment. This is usually only a minor change and faithful wearing of retainers should reduce this tendency. Throughout life the bite can change adversely from various causes, such as eruption of wisdom teeth, growth and/or maturational changes, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, severe chronic allergies, playing of musical instruments and other oral habits such as thumb sucking, all of which are out of the control of the orthodontist. Lifetime wear of bonded wire retainers is highly recommended to insure stability of both dental arches and to protect your considerable investment of time and funds.
  5. Occasionally problems may occur in the jaw joints, i.e., temporomandibular joints (TMJ), causing joint pain, headaches or ear problems (with or without orthodontic treatment). Any of the above noted symptoms should be promptly reported to the orthodontist.
  6. Sometimes a tooth may have been traumatized by a previous accident or a tooth may have large fillings which have caused damage to the nerve of the tooth. Orthodontic tooth movement may in some cases aggravate this pre-existing condition and in rare instances may lead to the need for root canal treatment.
  7. Sometimes orthodontic appliances may be accidentally swallowed or aspirated, or may irritate or damage the oral tissue. The gums, cheeks and lips may be scratched or irritated by loose or broken appliances or by blows to the mouth. Orthodontic wax and/or sugarless bubblegum placed on the irritation source will usually provide comfort until the next appointment. Usual post-adjustment tenderness should be expected and the period of tenderness or sensitivity varies with each patient and the procedure performed. (Typical post-adjustment tenderness may last 24-48 hours). You should inform your orthodontist of any unusual symptoms or broken or loose appliances, as soon as feasible.
  8. Abnormal wear of tooth structures is also possible if the patient grinds the teeth excessively.
  9. Sometimes oral surgery, tooth removal or orthognathic (jaw) surgery is necessary in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, especially to correct crowding or severe jaw imbalances. Risks involved with treatment and anesthesia should be discussed with your general dentist or oral surgeon before making your decision to proceed with this type of surgical procedure.
  10. Atypical formation of teeth or insufficient or abnormal changes in the growth of the jaws may limit our ability to achieve the desired result. If growth becomes disproportionate during or after treatment or a tooth forms very late, the bite may change requiring additional treatment or in some cases, oral surgery. Growth disharmony and unusual tooth formations are biological processes beyond the orthodontist’s control. Growth changes that occur after active orthodontic treatment may alter the quality of treatment results.
  11. The total time required to complete treatment may exceed the estimate. Excessive or deficient bone growth, poor cooperation in wearing the appliance the required hours per day, poor oral hygiene, broken appliances and missed appointments can lengthen the treatment time and affect the quality of the end results. After 5 broken brackets, a fee per bracket will be assessed to repair the orthodontic appliances. If treatment time exceeds 3 months of original estimate, an additional treatment fee of (our usual monthly) per month will incur until treatment is complete.
  12. Due to the wide variation in the size and shape of teeth, achievement of the most ideal result (for example, complete closure of excessive space) may require restorative dental treatment. The most common types of treatment are cosmetic bonding, crown and bridge restorative dental care and/or periodontal therapy. You are encouraged to ask questions regarding dental and medical care adjunctive to orthodontic treatment.
  13. General medical problems can affect orthodontic treatment. You should keep your orthodontist informed of any changes in your medical health.

An Impacted Tooth may be trapped within the surrounding bone. In most cases, impacted teeth can be successfully aligned. We might recommend additional diagnostic studies (special radiographic CBCT scans, etc.) to help determine the exact position of the impacted tooth and the surrounding teeth. In order to align an impacted tooth, a referral might be made to an oral surgeon or a periodontist (dental specialist who treats gum problems) to have the impacted tooth or teeth uncovered and/or a temporary attachment placed on the tooth or teeth. The fees for services performed by other specialists are separate and additional to the orthodontic treatment fees. There is a possibility that if a temporary attachment is placed on the impacted tooth or teeth, it might detach during orthodontic treatment. It might have to be replaced. This might require a second surgical procedure. In rare cases, an impacted tooth might be fused to the surrounding bone (ankylosis) and might not move with orthodontics. If so, tooth removal might be necessary. In some cases, the space might be closed with additional orthodontic treatment after the ankylosed tooth is surgically removed. In other cases, the ankylosed tooth may need to be surgically removed and replaced by your family dentist. The additional costs for tooth replacement are separate from the fee for your orthodontic treatment. An impacted tooth might have caused damage to adjacent teeth that is not evident until the tooth or teeth are moved. Additionally, if an impacted tooth is moved, it might push against the roots of the adjacent teeth and damage them. This complication might be unavoidable because of the position of the impacted tooth. The root of the impacted tooth might also shorten during movement. In severe cases, one or more teeth might be lost due to root shortening. During movement of an impacted tooth, the nerve of the impacted tooth or of the adjacent teeth might be damaged. This occurrence might be unavoidable because of the position of the impacted tooth. Root canal treatment might be necessary. The cost of root canal treatment is separate and in addition to the orthodontic fee. If the impacted tooth is brought into alignment, it might become evident that the tooth is a different shape or color than the adjacent teeth. You might choose to ask your general dentist to provide cosmetic correction. The cost of cosmetic correction of a tooth or teeth is separate and additional to the orthodontic fee. When the alignment of the impacted tooth is complete, the gum line along the formerly impacted tooth and the adjacent teeth might be uneven. Impacted teeth often experience some gum recession during alignment. If the appearance of the gum line can be improved, the service of another dental specialist may be required, the cost of which is separate and additional to the orthodontic fee.

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) used to obtain orthodontic anchorage are widely accepted. They have changed the way orthodontists treat some patients’ malocclusions (bite problems). Orthodontics utilizing TADs might have advantages to treat some problems that historically could only be achieved by using other devices, (e.g. headgear, facemasks) or jaw surgery. TADs provide a fixed point from which to apply a force to move teeth. They can be placed in many different sites within the mouth. We may recommend the use of one or more Temporary Anchorage Device(s) (TAD) as a part of your or your child’s orthodontic treatment. The use of TADs as part of orthodontic treatment has generally proven to be safe and predictable. As with any procedure or medical device, the outcome cannot be guaranteed. Irritation to the oral tissues might result from TAD placement. This is generally a short-term irritation that resolves without additional treatment once the TAD is removed. Rarely, additional treatment might be necessary. Proper home care, as instructed by your orthodontists, can reduce the irritation and inflammation of the oral soft tissues. A topical and/or local anesthetic may be applied to the gums and/or nearby oral tissues before the placement of the TAD. TAD placement is typically in close proximity to the teeth. The TAD might come in direct contact with the root of a tooth. Rarely will the root be harmed. If damage to the root were to occur, this damage will often self-repair once the TAD is removed. In rare occasions with root damage, close monitoring of the root might be necessary and additional dental procedures could then become necessary. Forces placed on teeth and TADs could possibly cause the device to loosen. If you find that the TAD has become loose it might need to be removed and placed in a different location in the mouth. TADs are constructed of medical grade titanium, a hypoallergenic material. In rare circumstances a TAD might break during its insertion or removal. If the residual portion were to be a source of irritation it would be necessary to have this portion removed. The chemicals in tobacco can interfere with bone health after TAD placement.

We may recommend Laser Treatment to cosmetically or functionally enhance or expedite your (or your child’s) orthodontic treatment result. Generally, the use of a laser to treat the oral tissues is a safe and predictable procedure. As with any procedure, the outcome cannot be guaranteed. Occasionally laser treatment might be used to improve the appearance of individual teeth by altering the gum line or gum margin. If a soft tissue laser is used for this purpose, upon healing, the level of the gum line might not be perfectly symmetrical. Damage to the other oral tissues might result from laser treatment. This is generally a self-limiting short-term injury that usually resolves without additional treatment. In rare circumstances, additional dental and/or medical treatment might be necessary. A topical anesthetic and/or local anesthetic may be applied to the gums before the procedure. Protective glasses must be worn by all persons near the laser. Failure to do so might result in permanent eye damage. Laser treatment in areas near large blood vessels, (under the tongue, for example) could possibly damage the blood vessels. If damage occurs, additional medical or dental treatment might be necessary. The chemicals in tobacco can interfere with healing after laser treatment.

Periodontal Diseases are serious bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. These diseases can lead to tooth loss. During your orthodontic treatment, you MUST continue your regular visits to your periodontist or general dentist. Your periodontist or general dentist will supervise the health of your teeth and gums. It’s essential that you follow your periodontist’s or general dentist’s instructions on oral hygiene, medications and return appointments. If you fail to follow your periodontist’s or general dentist’s instructions, you risk losing one or more teeth. Although the chief cause of periodontal disease is bacteria that attack the gums and bone, there are other factors that can cause periodontal disease to worsen. Tobacco in any form makes your gums much more prone to periodontal disease. You should not smoke or chew tobacco while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Stress, poor diet and genetics have also been linked to periodontal disease. If your periodontal disease is not controlled, your gums are prone to localized infections (periodontal abscesses) that are very destructive to the underlying bone. You might be prescribed antibiotics to take by mouth and/or apply to the infected area. Fixed appliances (braces) make thorough brushing and flossing more challenging. We might recommend additional oral hygiene aids (electric toothbrush, flossing aids, mouthrinses) OR using INVISALIGN appliances to improve the health of your gums. We might recommend periodic x-rays or other diagnostic studies to monitor the health of your gums. Periodontal disease can be very difficult to control. It is possible that even if you follow all the recommendations of your dentists, your periodontal disease might worsen during or after orthodontic treatment. In the worst case, you might lose one or more teeth to periodontal disease.

Bisphosphonates are medications prescribed by your physician for the treatment of a variety of difficult medical disorders. Bisphosphonate medication types that you may be taking, or have taken, can be: Fosamax (alendronate), Actonel (risedronate), Boniva (ibandronate), Skelid (tiludronate), Didronel (etidronate), Aredia (pamidronate), or Zometa (zoledronic acid). There may be some additional brand names in addition to the above, but they are all known as “bisphosphonates.” Every medication has risks and benefits. All bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclastic (related to bone) activity. They have the ability to, and probably will, inhibit tooth movement during orthodontics. This issue may slow your response to orthodontic movement and lengthen orthodontic treatment time. The effects of these medications may be severe enough to stop tooth movement, which may cause braces to be removed regardless of favorable or unfavorable tooth position. No orthodontist can predict the effect bisphosphonates will have upon an individual’s tooth movement. Long-term bisphosphonate use has been observed to decrease bone healing. It is possible that tooth movement and any surgery procedures performed within the jaws or bone surrounding the teeth may be difficult, and, in some cases, no bone healing may occur. The risk for developing osteonecrosis is higher for cancer patients on i.v. bisphosphonate therapy

For the vast majority of patients, orthodontic treatment is an elective procedure. One possible alternative to orthodontic treatment is no treatment at all. You could choose to accept your present oral condition and decide to live without orthodontic correction or improvement. The specific alternative to the orthodontic treatment of any particular patient depends on the nature of the individual’s teeth, supporting structures and appearance. Alternatives could include:
  1. Extraction versus treatment without extraction
  2. Orthognathic (jaw) surgery versus treatment without orthognathic surgery
  3. Possible compromised approaches
In an effort to better serve our patients and utilize our staff efficiently during working hours, it is necessary that each school age patient alternate appointments with one during school hours (excused absence) and the next not during school hours. This enables us to effectively eliminate long waits for all. Any appointment that is missed without a 24 hour prior telephone call will incur a FAILED APPOINTMENT FEE. We believe that our patients' time is very important. Thank you for helping us to coordinate your appointments efficiently.
Your first fee will be for diagnostic records (x-rays, photos, and/or impressions). Once paid, (non-refundable), the records appointment may then be scheduled.
On the day of the diagnostic records appointment and financial consultation, the initial payment for TREATMENT (whichever payment plan was chosen) will be due. After the initial treatment payment has been made, all future monthly payments will be due at the beginning (1st) of each month.
 NOTE: If treatment begins after the 20th of the month, then your monthly payment will be due the second succeeding month. (example: if your "begin treatment" appointment is on June 21st, then your next monthly payment would be due August 1st , not July 1st). Appointment intervals are usually every 6-12 weeks and do not correspond with the monthly payment due date). There is a five day grace period for timely payments; on the sixth day a late payment fee will be applied to your account and every month thereafter until the account is brought current or up to date.
Payments will be collected utilizing Automatic Withdrawal from Credit Card or Debit Card. If monthly payment coupons and monthly mailed or online payments are chosen, there will be a one-time Account Administration Fee due at the consultation appointment with the initial fee payment. Please let us know which option would be best for you.
If you have referred a patient to us, outside of immediate family, and they are in full active treatment before you are finished with your treatment, then you will receive a reward from us as a "thank you"!!
We will file and collect payment from your insurance company as a courtesy to you. Orthodontic insurance is not paid all at once. It is paid over the length of treatment in either monthly or quarterly intervals. If your insurance is ever cancelled or terminated, then you will be responsible for any remaining fee that the insurance did not pay. If your insurance company changes while you are in treatment, please let us know so we can continue to file in a timely manner (to the new insurance company). IF there is more than one change to a NEW insurance plan during treatment, for the THIRD insurance plan, there will be an administrative account maintenance fee of $100.00 for the initiation for claims (as well as for each succeeding (fourth,etc.) insurance company change thereafter.
The Doctors' Treatment Coordinators discussed the orthodontic treatment with me. She has presented information to aid in the decision-making process, and I have been given the opportunity to ask questions about the proposed orthodontic treatment and information contained in this form. I consent to the Doctors providing orthodontic treatment.
Risks and Inconveniences
Like other orthodontic treatments, the use of Invisalign product (s) may involve some of the risks outlined below:
  1. Failure to wear the appliances for the required number of hours per day, not using the products as directed by your doctor, missing appointments, and atypically shaped teeth can lengthen the treatment time and affect the ability to achieve the desired results;
  2. Dental tenderness may be experienced after switching to the next aligner in the series;
  3. Gum, cheeks and lips may be scratched or irritated;
  4. Teeth may shift position after treatment. Faithful wearing of the retainers at the end of treatment should reduce this tendency;
  5. Tooth decay; periodontal disease, inflammation of the gums or permanent markings (e.g. decalcification) may occur if patients consume foods or beverages containing sugar, do not brush and floss their teeth properly before wearing the Invisalign products, or do not use proper oral hygiene and preventative maintenance;
  6. The aligners may temporarily affect speech and may result in a lisp, although any speech impediment caused by the Invisalign products should disappear within one or two days;
  7. Aligners may cause a temporary increase in salivation or mouth dryness and certain medicines can heighten this effect;
  8. Attachments may be bonded to one or more teeth during the course of treatment;
  9. Teeth may require interproximal recontouring or slenderizing in order to create space to allow tooth movement to occur:
  10. General medical conditions and use of medications can affect orthodontic treatment;
  11. Health of the bone and gums which support the teeth may be impaired or aggravated;
  12. Oral surgery may be necessary to correct crowding or severe jaw imbalances that are present prior to wearing the Invisalign product. If oral surgery is required, the risks associated with anesthesia and proper healing must be taken into account prior to treatment;
  13. A tooth that has been previously traumatized, or significantly restored may be aggravated. In rare instances the useful life of the tooth may be reduced, the tooth may require additional dental treatment such as endodontic and/or additional restorative work and the tooth may be lost;
  14. Existing dental restorations (e.g. crowns) may become dislodged and require re-cementation or in some instances, replacement;
  15. Short clinical crowns can pose appliance retention issues and inhibit tooth movement;
  16. The length of the roots of the teeth may be shortened during orthodontic treatment and may become a threat to the useful life of the tooth;
  17. Product breakage has a higher probability in case with multiple missing teeth;
  18. Orthodontic appliances or parts thereof may be accidentally swallowed or aspirated;
  19. In rare instances, problems may also occur in the jaw joint, causing jaw joint pain, headaches or ear problems;
  20. Allergic reactions may occur; and
  21. Teeth that are not at least partially covered by the aligner may undergo supraeruption
Informed Consent
I have been given adequate time to read and have read the preceding information describing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners. I understand the benefits, risks and inconveniences associated with treatment. I have been sufficiently informed and have had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns about orthodontic treatment with Invisalign products with my doctor from whom I intend to receive treatment. I understand that I should only use the Invisalign products after consultation and prescription from an Invisalign certified doctor, and I hereby consent to orthodontic treatment with Invisalign products that have been prescribed by my doctor. Due to the fact that orthodontics is not an exact science, I acknowledge that my doctor and Align Technology, Inc. ("Align") have not and cannot make any guarantees or assurances concerning the outcome of my treatment. I understand that Align is not a provider of medical, dental or health care services and does not and cannot practice medicine, dentistry or give medical advice. No assurances or guarantees of any kind have been made to me by my doctor or Align, its representatives, successors, assigns, and agents concerning any specific outcome of my treatment. If you decline Invisalign treatment after committing to the laser scan and Clin-Check Approval (considerable Drs. Diagnosis and Treatment planning time and which is non-reversable), you forfeit 75% of the published office treatment fee. As a substitute, we WOULD allow a switch to regular metal braces at no extra charge. I authorize my doctor to release my medical records, including, but not limited to, radiographs (x-rays), reports, charts, medical history, photographs, finding, plaster models or impressions of teeth, prescriptions, diagnosis, medical testing, test results, billing, and other treatment records in my doctor's possession ("Medical Records") (i) to other licensed dentists or orthodontists and organizations employing licensed dentists or orthodontists to Align, its representatives, employees, successors, assigns, and agents for the purposes of investigation and reviewing my medical history as it pertains to orthodontic treatment with product (s) from Align and (ii) for educational and research purposes. I understand that use of my Medical Records may result in disclosure of my "individually identifiable health information" as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"). I hereby consent to the disclosure (s) as set forth above. I will not, nor shall anyone on my behalf seek legal, equitable or monetary damages or remedies for such disclosure. I grant THIS PRACTICE the absolute right and permission to use, broadcast, reuse, publish and/or republish my photograph or video for print and/or digital/internet advertising purposes, with or without giving me "credit" or the privilege to inspect or approve prior to publication or broadcasting any use of my name, voice or likeness. I have read the above authorization and release prior to its execution and am familiar with the contents therein.
Welcome to our Orthodontic "family" of patients! Over the years, our practice has become one of the most trusted resources for outstanding Orthodontic care. Our reputation is founded on attention to detail, professional integrity and total commitment to our patients. To provide you with the best quality Orthodontic care, we must ask that you strictly adhere to the following state and office regulations and policies:
1) Maintain a healthy and POSITIVE attitude  Orthodontic treatment is a privilege—not a right. Patient motivation is necessary for successful treatment results.   Our office will not initiate treatment on uncaring individuals.
2) Do NOT MISS any scheduled appointments.  Canceled and missed appointments may result in significant delays in treatment. Failure to appear for appointments will not be allowed by the State Program. The State requires six visits during the first six months, if you do not make these appointments, appliances will be removed unless responsible party wants to pay for treatment.
3) Be ON TIME for all appointments. Punctuality demonstrates a respect for other patients within the practice. We value your time and know you would do the same for others.
4) Demonstrate flexibility with scheduling. We have reserved special appointment times specifically for your treatment. Procedures must be completed during the morning and early afternoon (8:30-2:30)  hours. We will provide school excuses.
5) Practice good oral hygiene. Proper brushing and flossing techniques must be maintained throughout the entire course of treatment. Inadequate home care will lead to cavities and gum disease, which will result in  immediate removal of the braces.
6) Take care of your braces. . Frequent breakage and neglect of your braces may lead to significant delays in treatment and unpleasant side effects. Frequent breakage of orthodontic appliances will result in immediate removal of the braces.
7) Wear your rubber bands as instructed. Excellent compliance is necessary to achieve excellent results. In order to keep your treatment on schedule, you must follow our specific directions for elastic wear.
8) Keep the lines of communication open. If at any time you have additional concerns or questions, please ask. Patients deserve the right to be well-informed regarding the treatment progress.
9) Keep your MEDICAL HISTORY, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER current and accurate  We must always  be able to reach you for schedule changes when necessary.
Strict adherence to these policies is an absolute requirement for successful treatment at our office. Violations at any time during treatment will result in the State Program ordering immediate termination and dismissal from the state orthodontic program.  Please understand that these regulations are not being implemented for our own convenience but so that all patients may continue to benefit from our professional expertise. We look forward to an outstanding treatment result THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!