PATIENT INFORMED CONSENT AGREEMENT
This form is to be signed by your
SPARK Clear Aligner patients prior to treatment and kept in your records.
WHY SPARK CLEAR ALIGNERS?
100% of Spark patients would
recommend Spark to a friend.*
Compared to the leading aligner
brand*, Spark is:
The Ormco™ Spark™ Clear Aligner
System consists of a series of doctor-prescribed, custom manufactured, thin,
clear plastic removable orthodontic appliances (aligners) that gently move the
patient’s teeth in small increments from their original state to a more
optimal, treated state.
If you have active periodontal
disease, treatment with clear aligners should be avoided or delayed until you
are free from symptoms of active periodontal disease.
- In rare instances, some patients may be allergic
to the plastic aligner material.
- In rare instances patients with hereditary
angioedema (HAE), a genetic disorder, may experience rapid local swelling of
subcutaneous tissues including the larynx. HAE may be triggered by mild
stimuli including dental procedures.
- In both cases, discontinue use and consult a
health care professional immediately. Ormco must also be notified.
- Orthodontic appliances, or parts thereof, may be
accidently swallowed or aspirated, which may be harmful.
- Keep aligners away from hot water and harsh
- Keep aligners out of reach of young children and
- Always store aligners in a cool, dry place.
- Treatment of severe open bite, severe overjet,
mixed dentition, and/or skeletally narrow jaw may require supplemental
treatment in addition to aligner treatment.
- Skeletal expanders, bonded auxiliaries,
elastics, and other fixed and/or removable orthodontic appliances, may be
needed for more complicated treatment plans where aligners alone may not be
adequate to achieve the desired outcome.
- Oral surgery may be necessary to correct severe
crowding or jaw imbalances. If oral surgery is required, risks associated with
anesthesia and proper healing must be taken into account prior to treatment.
- Atypically-shaped, erupting, and/or missing
teeth may affect aligner adaptation and may affect the ability to achieve the
- Existing dental restorations (e.g., crowns,
bridges) may become dislodged and require re-cementation or, in some
- Aligners are not effective in the movement of
- Certain medical conditions and use of certain
medications may affect orthodontic treatment outcomes.
- Dental tenderness may be experienced following
initial aligner placement and after switching to each new aligner in the
- The product may temporarily affect speech and
may result in a lisp, although any speech impediment associated with the
product usually disappears within one or two weeks.
- Failure to wear the appliances for the
prescribed number of hours per day and/or not using the product as directed by
your doctor can lengthen the treatment time and affect the ability to achieve
the desired results.
- Gums, cheeks, or lips may be scratched or
irritated by the product.
- Attachments may be temporarily bonded to one or
more teeth during the course of treatment to facilitate aligner retention
and/or tooth movement.
- Attachments may fall off and require
- All attachments should be removed upon
completion of treatment.
- Risks associated with interproximal reduction,
which may be prescribed to create space for tooth movement as part of
treatment must be taken into account.
- Tooth decay, periodontal disease, and permanent
markings from stains and decalcification may occur if patients do not brush
and floss their teeth properly during treatment or if they consume foods or
beverages containing sugar while wearing aligners.
- The bite may change throughout the course of
treatment and may result in temporary patient discomfort.
- At the end of treatment, the bite may require
adjustment by the doctor.
- Teeth may shift position after treatment.
Consistent wearing of retainers at the end of treatment should reduce this
- It is recommended that all teeth should be at
least partially covered to help prevent supra-eruption.
- Temporary increase in salivation or dryness of
mouth may occur.
- 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/or the tooth may be
- The health of the bone and gums which support
the teeth may be impaired or aggravated.
- The length of the roots of the teeth may be
shortened during orthodontic treatment, which may become a threat to the
longevity of the teeth.
- In rare instances, problems in the
temporo-mandibular joint (jaw joint) may result in joint pain, headaches, or
I understand the benefits and risks associated with Spark Clear Aligner orthodontic treatment and have been offered the option of no treatment. I have had the opportunity to discuss and ask questions regarding the Spark Clear Aligner treatment. I understand I should only use Spark Clear Aligners following discussion and consultation with a trained doctor. I acknowledge that my doctor and Ormco cannot and have not made any guarantees or assurances concerning the specific outcome of my treatment. I agree to read and follow all the instructions for use that come with my Spark Clear Aligner treatment.
I hereby consent to the Spark Clear Aligner orthodontic treatment that has been prescribed by my doctor. I hereby represent that I am either 18 years of age or older and competent to sign this consent or, if a minor, that my guardian is 18 years of age or older and competent to sign this consent on my behalf. I agree that this consent shall be binding on me, my legal representatives, heirs, assigns and personal representatives. I have read, understand and agree to the terms set forth in this consent.