Twin Blocks Instructions

We must always be aware that the appliance will achieve the desired result only if it is worn as directed. The appliance is not effective if worn for lesser periods.

  1. The appliance must be worn at all times except for sporting activities and for cleaning.
  2. Cleaning is necessary with a toothbrush and toothpaste after every meal.
  3. It is normal for your child to experience some discomfort in the teeth and facial muscles in the first week or two after receiving the appliance.
  4. If treatment progresses well it can be expected that the appliance will be worn full time for 9 to 12 months before progressing to braces.
  5. As you can appreciate, there are laboratory fees associated with the fabrication of the appliance and breakage or loss will attract a laboratory fee for repair / replacement.
  6. The appliance will eliminate the protrusion of the top teeth in relation to the lower teeth. The appliance will not make space for crowded teeth and will not straighten teeth as would braces.
  7. It can be anticipated that through the successful use of the appliance, later braces treatment will be made less complicated.
  8. It is important that whilst your child is under treatment with us that he / she continues regular checkups with the general dentist or school dentist.

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