It may seem as though every alignment problem can be fixed today with braces that are whisper thin, gossamer light and more like an invisibility cloak than a tooth straightening device. And that is pretty much true for mild issues, but not everyone has mild alignment issues. Sometimes jaws need to be brought into alignment so that they bite together properly.
If this is the case, then this is the kind of treatment that needs to be carried out on children who still have malleable bones. With orthodontics in Weybridge, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we use twin block braces to get the jaws to meet together properly.
What is a twin block?
Twin block braces are removable devices that are made by skilled technicians to encourage the growth of the lower jaw. A twin block is one of our powerful jaw aligning devices from orthodontics in Weybridge. Two blocks, one upper and one lower can reduce an overbite reliably and quickly in as little as six months.
They harnessing the power of the chewing muscles so they need to be worn all the time. At first, if your child’s jaw becomes tired, they can simply leave the blocks out for a short period.
The twin block is designed to allow your child to eat with it in. It may be difficult at first, so they can take it out for meals until they get used to the way it feels in their mouth. Taking it out to eat while they get used to it won’t harm the treatment and their bite will still improve, but treatment will take longer if it is removed for long periods of time.
Is brushing and flossing easy?
Yes, because you can remove your child’s twin block and they can clean their teeth as normal with a toothbrush and toothpaste. The twin block braces need to be cleaned in our special cleaning solution four to five times a week.
To find out more about how orthodontics in Weybridge can help your child, why not bring them in for a consultation. We recommend an orthodontic check-up at about age seven, so we can plan for any treatment.