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Functional Braces

Functional BracesFunctional 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.

There are many different types of functional braces, here at Preston 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.

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.


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