Consent Forms and Immunization Record
JCHS Dentists are not specifically trained to provide orthodontic treatment. They can provide emergency services to the youths with existing orthodontic appliances that may be causing pain or irritation within the mouth (e.g. wire is poking the inside cheek, loose brackets or bands). Inactive orthodontic appliances can be removed only after obtaining permission from the parent or youth (if 18 years or older).
The JCHS Dentists can evaluate the condition and fitting of the appliances (i.e., retainers or night guards) before they are given to the youth.
Written instructions will be given including meal preparation and upcoming appointments with the surgeon at the hospital clinic.