Functional Orthodontic Appliances in Ballina
Buck teeth and misaligned bites can be attributed to out of proportion jaw growth.
Your orthodontist may recommend wearing a functional appliance such as a twin block, before braces are applied.
A twin block appliance is a new technology which helps normalise jaw growth during the pre-teen years (ages 10-12), when bones are more flexible. It is made up of two plates—for both the upper and lower jaw—which can be removed for meal times, teeth brushing and while participating in sport. Depending on the treatment required, your child may need to have headgear connected for a pre-determined amount of hour each day/night.
This can be daunting, however, it’s not forever and you can assure your child, the end results will be worth it.
Find out more about functional appliances by contacting our office on 1300 2 Braces.