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What is a Twin Block Brace?

A twin block brace is designed to improve the way your teeth bite together. They’re sometimes known as functional appliances and produce accurate and reliable results. They’re generally used for children and teenagers.

A twin block brace is made up of two removable appliances known as twin blocks, which need to be worn together. Unlike other removable aligners, such as Invisalign treatment, you don’t take them out to eat or drink. When your mouth is closed, both blocks should fit together.

How much do twin block braces cost?

The cost of your treatment depends on your individual needs. Your orthodontist will explain all the costs during your free consultation*. The first step is to sit down with an orthodontist who will take you through the treatment you require as well as the costs.

How long will my treatment take?

The length of treatment will depend on a number of factors, such as your age and the extent of your orthodontic needs. The average treatment time is around 12 months. Your orthodontist will give you a more detailed estimated treatment time before you start your treatment.

Are twin block braces painful?

For the first few days it may feel a little uncomfortable, and you might find it a little difficult to talk and eat with the brace in your mouth. But don’t worry, you’ll quickly get used to wearing your twin block brace. They can cause soreness for three to five days and every time after they’re adjusted. You can manage this with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

Fixed Metal Braces

Fixed metal braces are made up of wires, attached to metal brackets, that are bonded to the outer surface of each tooth. Fixed metal braces are available privately and sometimes to children under 18 who qualify for NHS.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces work the same way as other fixed braces but the brackets are attached to the inside of your teeth. For this reason, they are also known as hidden braces or braces behind teeth used in many industries these days.

Fixed Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, are a more discreet option than metal braces. Clear brackets are attached to the outer surface of each tooth and are linked by metal or tooth-coloured wires with more comfort.

When do I need to wear my brace?

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