Removable functional appliances

Twin Block appliance

The purpose of the appliance is to harness growth potential of the patient’s lower jaw (Mandible) for maximum orthodontic benefit.

Please note:

  • The appliance must be worn at all times even while eating. You should take it out while cleaning your teeth, playing sport or swimming.
  • Patients may initially experience some tiredness in the joint area around the ear and muscles of associated regions.
  • The appliance must be worn while eating, however it should be cleaned using toothbrush and toothpaste to remove saliva residue and odours.
  • When playing sport or swimming this appliance should be kept safe in the case provided to avoid breakage or loss. If lost, replacement costs will apply.
  • Usually speech will be affected for up to a week or so only. Continual wear for the first few days will reduce this speech disability markedly.
  • The first night or two the appliance may not stay in the mouth whilst asleep. Continual wearing of the appliance will normally solve this.
  • Please follow instructions for expansion.

If you have any further concerns regarding the wearing of this appliance, please contact Smiling Wide Orthodontics.

Andresen and Myofunctional appliance

The purpose of the appliance is to harness growth potential of the patient’s lower jaw (Mandible) for maximum orthodontic benefit.

Please note:

  • The appliance must be worn at all times except while eating, cleaning teeth, and playing sport or swimming.
  • Patients may initially experience some tiredness in the joint area around the ear and muscles of associated regions.
  • The appliance should be cleaned using toothbrush and toothpaste to remove saliva residue and odours.
  • When playing sport or swimming this appliance should be kept safe in the case provided to avoid breakage or loss. If lost, replacement costs will apply.
  • Usually speech will be affected for up to a week or so only. Continual wear for the first few days will reduce this speech disability markedly.
  • The first night or two the appliance may not stay in the mouth whilst asleep. Continual wearing of the appliance will normally solve this.

If you have any further concerns regarding the wearing of this appliance, please contact Smiling Wide Orthodontics.