I have had Invisalign for six month or a seven month treatment. All along the way I told my dentist I wanted only my upper teeth treated. I just noticed significant movement in my lower teeth and called my dentist. I found out the treatment I was receiving was for uppers and lowers. I am very happy with the upper movement, but the lower teeth movement makes no sense and is the opposite of what should have happened.
I specifically told my dentist the pain in my lowers was odd, since we weren't treating my lower teeth, and the response I received was that it was normal.
Can I take legal action against my dentist?
I think you should get a second opinion from another orthodontist first. What your treater did may be well within the standard of care. It might even be outside the reasonable standard for the provider to follow your directions. The common sense approach is to get another opinion and if you think then that you have a valid claim see a local lawyer.
With invisalign you usually have uppers and lowers. It is possible given the system that the computer that makes the moulds set a progression for the lower to be adjusted for the new outline of the upper--in other words to align them both at the end. It may be that the computer is wrong. Or not. Part of the problem may be that explaining takes time and most dentists like the invisalighn as they can whip you in and out without all the fussing that the old train track metal braces required.
But malpractice? I'm thinking not likely, but first find out from another dentist what is up--though I'd say you need to have some time when the dentist isn't busy to discuss this with him--maybe a time when he is not in the middle of 5 patients.
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