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Twin block appliance

  • A Twin block appliance consists of upper and lower removable plates. By biting the two blocks together the lower jaw is guided forward to correct the bite. 
  • The immediate improvement in facial appearance that you see will become permanent in just a few months, providing that the Twin blocks are worn at all times.
  • These appliances need to be worn in the mouth (not in the pocket) at all times, except for cleaning the teeth and participation in rough sports or swimming.
  • The Twin blocks may be removed when eating, but we encourage you to learn to eat with the appliance in your mouth. 
  • Twin block appliances
  • Twin block appliances
  • Twin block appliances
  • At first the Twin blocks may feel large in your mouth, but within a few days it will be comfortable and easy to wear. For the first few days speech may be affected, but this will steadily improve and should return to normal within a few weeks.
  • As with all new appliances, the teeth and jaws may be a little sore at first, but paracetamol or ibuprofen should be enough to control the discomfort.

If your upper appliance has a midline screw, please turn as advised by your orthodontist.

It takes time and effort for the plates to work.

Please do not hesitate to contact the practice if the Twin blocks are not comfortable after one week.

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  • No-obligation initial meeting to discuss your options
  • Meet with our specialist orthodontists, Dr Ashley Smith, Dr Christopher Turnock and Dr Emily Close
  • Find out about our payment plans

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