Functional Appliances

Functional treatment for children

Functional AppliancesFunctional Appliances are removable plastic appliances which use the principle of growth guidance. They use the natural growth potential of the patient to affect change. The appliances are used before fixed appliances to reduce the discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws and therefore the teeth. These appliances are also applicable for many patients with less severe problems. Our appliance of choice is a modification of the Clark Twin Block.

We have provided examples of the facial and dental changes which this treatment can offer. Functional appliances can only be used for children, particularly in their early teens.

Please contact us to discuss whether this appliance, or any other appliance, will benefit your child.

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