Functional braces also known as twin block braces are a special type of brace used for teeth that stick out a lot and to correct bite. They are worn on the upper and lower teeth at the same time and consist of two plastic removable braces. They allow you to still 'function' when wearing them, hence the name.
These type of braces are mainly used for patients who are still growing as they encourage the jaw to grow into the correct biting position. It is one of the fastest and most effective treatment to correct receding jaws, goofy teeth or excess overjet.
The twin block braces are able to be removed for cleaning and although it can feel strange to start with, once worn, it becomes much less noticeable.
In order for the functional twin block braces to be most effective, you will need to wear the appliance for the minimum number of hours specified by your orthodontist as well as ensuring you follow the treatment plan closely.
Please get in touch on 0161 998 2622 if you would like to book or discuss an initial free consultation to find out more about the treatments available.