Functional braces are often the ideal treatment for children who have prominent upper front teeth. This is usually caused by an imbalance in the jaw position. In a growing child, a functional brace can be used to help create a more harmonious facial profile by guiding the way the upper and lower front teeth bite together.
At Origin Orthodontics, we favour the Twin Block brace, a removable brace that postures the lower jaw forwards whilst restraining the upper jaw. It is a very effective way of correcting prominent front teeth. It is also a very well tolerated brace; once patients have adapted to their Twin Blocks it is a very comfortable treatment option.
Following functional braces, it is nearly always necessary for a second phase of fixed braces to correct the alignment and bite of the teeth.
Functional braces are usually fitted during the adolescent growth spurt. This shortens the time between the functional and fixed brace phase as there is no need for a pause between treatments. This also reduces the overall length of treatment and the cost.
Come and see us for a no-obligation initial meeting with our Treatment Co-ordinator to discuss your options.
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