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Patient Information (Removable and Functional Appliances)

Removable Appliances, Functional Appliances and Cleaning Instructions Visit our website for more information: www.octagonorthodontics.com High Wycombe Beaconsfield Denham London, Ealing 01494 513797 01494 681367 01895 831 049 0208 566 9567 WHEn sHouLD i WEaR my aPPLiancE? plACe To keep IT Is In A bRACe CAse whICh wIll pReVenT IT FRom geTTIng bRoken oR FoR A RemoVAble ApplIAnCe To be eFFeCTIVe, IT ThRownAwAy. musT be woRnAllTheTIme exCepT when eATIng, plAyIng spoRTsAndCleAnIngThe bRACe. InThe HoW sHouLD i InITIAl peRIod AFTeR one oF These Is FITTed IT cLEan my aPPLiancE? mIghT Feel sTRAnge beCAuse The plAsTIC plATes In The sAme wAy As you keep youR TeeTh Removable AendTendsITo pRoduCI oTeRpACesn youp mouTCh CleTRuCTI oIRThodonAF.sT CleAons pIRoVIdede,heTRAC bRngdAeRn youCTInduATRlsonsITIAleRheeTVngons oRn, you shouldollowFAnsbyby youIleh,ATesenRn usuARhT. The mouheITTIVAlIoATTee sRR spF usedTe monIT bnARAIbupyll soon geheCCTo oTuse you wTCAlsoTbube Appliances mAkeITon oeTTheFnheek, gum oRTTongue,Any AdjusTET ioAVHERegulB? AppoIngmenF s ThIRsoFToTnRIoITackAREDEmonckndAe comi csTTDll hImennHEo gou wWTyoheTTeo goeCTCnenIARIendspplAsIhehTT you expeTFble.ood;djusFys. IAARTAsoACeCACwo domTnCRFsIATIRpplA mo one oheRhodonTeFRToAFTIRRITATIo WHERE sHouLD i sToRE myBRacE ApplIAnCe. IF The bRACe beComes loose A removable appliance is made from a plastic plate with WHEni’m noT WEaRing iT? oR bReAks, you would be RequIRed To wires coming from the sides which grip the teeth to keep These ApplIAnCes need To be kepT In A sAFe ConTACT youR oRThodonTIsT As soon the brace in place. It is mainly used to move single teeth plACe when noT beIng woRn beCAuseTheyARe As possIble. TheRe mAy be ChARges FoR or widen either the upper or lower arches. eAsIly losT. The besT ReplACemenT ApplIAnCes. Functional Block A Appliances TWiniancEockBLPPLa A twin block is a functional appliance mouth will produce more saliva to which is used to correct the bite (the begin with but this will change after a twin block because you have an upper The Twinblock is the fastest and Block Ba few days of continuous wear. way the teeth meet together). It is called block and a lower block which fit together most effective method to correct like twins.when you bite, the blocks fit the way your teeth and jaws meet together in a certain way that encourages together, if you persevere! Effect of functional biting position. appliances on the profileFor the brace to work correctly the blocksmust meet together at all times. It willcorrecttheintogrowtojaws your Twinblocks might appear bulky and can only take a couple of days to get used to feel strange initially whilst you get used speaking and swallowing normally with to them.you will also notice that your the brace in. THE minimumWEaR TimE is imPoRTanT! 22HouRs aDay –EvERyDay! keep youR bRACeCAse wITh youAT AllTImes.puT IF you expeRIenCe dIsComFoRT whICh peRsIsTs youR nAme onIT And keepThe bRACesInTheCAse FoR moRe ThAn A Few dAys oR The bRACe bReAks whIlsT you ARe noT weARIng Them. IF you ARe Before: The loweR jAw Is smAlleR ThAn The uppeR CAusIng An oR beComes dIsToRTed do noT wAIT unTIl youR CAReless wITh youR TwIn bloCks, bReAk oR lose AdVeRse pRoFIle wheReTheTopAppeARsTo sTICk ouT As shownIn nexT AppoInTmenT, RIng The pRACTICe And An Them, you wIll hAVeTo pAyFoR A ReplACemenT And The sIlhoueTTe. AppoInTmenT wIll be mAdeFoR youTo be seenAs youR TReATmenT wIll be delAyed. soonAs possIble. HoW LongWiLL iT TakE? REasonsToTakE youR TWinBLocks ouT: The AVeRAge lengTh oF TReATmenT FoR A TwIn bloCk Is 6 To 12 monThs, (Followed by A FuRTheR 4 whenTAkIng pART In physICAlConTACT spoRTs, 12 To 18 monThs oF FIxed bRACes), howeVeR youR I.e.Rugby,FooTbAll, hoCkey. TReATmenT Could be As FAsT oR As slow As you 4 when swImmIng,ThIsIsToAVoId losIng youR mAke IT, by ChoosIng To Follow, oR IgnoRe The AdVICe you hAVe been gIVen. bRACe whIlsT InThe wATeR. After:The jAws hAVe been bRoughT InToAlIgnmenT by weARIng 4 when eATIng,AndFoR CleAnIngThe bRACe, youR commiTmEnT isEssEnTiaL FunCTIonAl bRACes whICh hAsCoRReCTedThe pRoFIleCReATIngA whICh musT be doneAFTeR eVeRy meAl. FoR THisTREaTmEnT ToWoRk! muCh sTRAIghTeR sIlhoueTTe.


Patient Information (Removable and Functional Appliances)
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