Help For Connecticut Victims Of Alternative Orthodontic Malpractice Such As AGGAs And ALFs
Alternative orthodontic treatments appeal to many patients who have had negative experiences with traditional dentistry. Because most alternative treatments do not have conclusive research or experimentation behind them, there is a lot of room for dentists to deviate from the accepted standard of care. Far too many patients who put their trusts in alternative dentists later experience severe pain and need to seek corrective treatment.
At MeehanLaw, LLC, we believe in helping people who have suffered because of negligent dentists who use alternative techniques. For more than four decades, our lawyers have recovered settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. If you received negligent alternative orthodontic treatment, we are here to help you.
What You Should Know About Alternative Orthodontics
The dentists who practice alternative orthodontics are not required to have any training in orthodontia at all. Many choose to peddle unproven orthodontic devices as a way to make extra money, to the detriment of their patients. These so-called specialists may even try to claim that their alternative methods can cure a spectrum of maladies from sleep disorders to migraines. There is either very little scientific basis for these claims or none at all.
Beware These Common Devices
Some orthodontic devices typically do not work or actively cause harm. Some of these most common alternative orthodontics include:
- Anterior growth guidance appliances (AGGAs)
- Fixed anterior growth guidance appliances (FAGGAs)
- Advanced lightweight functionals (ALFs)
See an excellent criticism of the AGGA treatment by board certified orthodontist, Dr. Jeffrey Miller of Maryland.
If your dentist has installed one or more of these devices to your teeth, you may have a case for orthodontic malpractice. When you consult us at MeehanLaw, LLC, we can help you determine whether you have a case.
Get Help From A Malpractice Legal Team
No one should have to suffer because of alternative orthodontic malpractice. When you contact the Fairfield County office of MeehanLaw, LLC, we can help you take the first steps toward recovering compensation. You can schedule an initial consultation by calling 203-989-2949 or using our online contact form.