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Treatments - Functional appliances

The Twin-block is a removable functional appliance which has an upper block and a lower block which fit together when you bite.  This  encourages your jaws to grow into the correct biting position.

This appliance is used in the event of protruding upper front teeth with a small retruded lower jaw.

Much like other removable appliances, there will be an adaption period where your mouth may produce more saliva. You may find that your speech will be affected in the beginning, but you will soon get used to the appliance. 

You will need to wear the appliance for a minimum number of hours specified by your orthodontist.