These two components form a typical orthodontic contract… the active phase, which usually lasts 12-24 months, during which you regularly come to adjustments and your teeth are actively moved. Then there is the passive phase, which usually also takes place from 12 months of retention and observation when your teeth have been placed in the desired position and your new bite is preserved. One of the main reasons I felt compelled to make this video is that we have a lot of people coming to E&S Orthodontics to have a second or third opinion. They almost always compare their contracts from other orthodontist practices. What`s in an orthodontic contract? There are several ways to structure orthodontic contracts different offices. One of the most popular is the „package“ orthodontic contract or „Set Fee“, based on overall results. A lump sum contract includes all treatments, services and products that are actually included in an orthodontic care plan, such as.B diagnostic records, the cost of dental appliances, the cost of equipment and all office visits during the so-called active treatment phase. The contract should also include anything that does not cover the lump sum, such as excessive interrupted brackets, interrupted appointments, lost or broken devices, lengthening the duration of treatment due to poor cooperation with patients or non-compliance with instructions or unpredictable growth complications that would require longer treatment. Then there is the passive phase of treatment, during which you have your braces removed and get your re-guests. I hope this gives you an overview of what you should expect from a general orthodontic contract. If you have any further questions, please contact our office….