What are Functional Braces used for?
Functional braces are used for growing children to correct prominent or “goofy” teeth. By repositioning the jaw to a more forwards position the functional brace encourages jaw growth and an improvement in tooth position.
What types of Functional Braces are there?
There are many different types of functional braces, here at Wetherby Orthodontics we usually use Twinblocks. These are a specially designed two-part removable brace that works on the upper and lower teeth at the same time.
Can Functional Braces be removed?
As functional braces are a type of removable brace they can be removed from the mouth, however, the braces need to be worn full-time to gain the best results.
Functional braces in orthodontic treatment are usually followed by fixed braces to fully correct the teeth.
More information about Functional Braces
For more information on functional braces and for instructions on how best to care for your functional brace please visit our Twinblock Functional Brace page or download the Functional Appliances PDF from our downloads page.