Mississauga Dentist Offers Twin Block Appliances for Better Smiles
A happy and confident smile is usually a straight
While solutions like braces and Invisalign work well
Twin Blocks are a two-part appliance that includes an upper and lower piece that work together to shift the jaw into its proper place using a screw mechanism. It can also be used to widen the arch of the mouth. While it can be used on patients of any age, it’s most often used with children who are still growing. When an underdeveloped jaw or arch is identified early, the treatment is faster and more effective. When used with children, this is often the first step of orthodontic treatment and is followed by braces and a retainer.
While the process of orthodontic treatment, including the
Twin Block appliance, may not be fun, patients should not feel any pain.
There may be some discomfort in the first several days, however, it
will go away as long as the appliances are being worn properly. They
should be worn at all times, including while sleeping and eating.
Patients are often nervous about eating and speaking with the appliance.
This too will become more comfortable after the first several days. In
those first days, patients are advised to eat soft foods until they
become accustomed to the appliance. Dr. Kotecha reminds patients that
the Twin Blocks will need to be used for several months until the jaw is
properly aligned. Therefore, it’s worth getting through the first
couple of days of discomfort.
For more information on Twin Block appliances, call Dr. Kotecha at Dentistry on 10.