RISK AND LIMITATIONS
Successful orthodontic treatment is a partnership between the orthodontist and the patient. Dr. Schulten and Dr. Ting and their staff are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for each patient. As a general rule, informed and cooperative patients can achieve positive orthodontic results. While recognizing the benefits of a beautiful healthy smile, you should also be aware that, as with all medical treatments, orthodontic treatment has limitations and potential risks. These are seldom serious enough to indicate that you should not have treatment; however, all patients should seriously consider the option of forgoing orthodontic treatment and accepting their present oral condition.
Alternatives to orthodontic treatment will vary, according to each individual’s specific problem, and prosthetic solutions or limited orthodontic treatment may be considerations. We encourage our patients to discuss alternatives prior to beginning treatment.