A twin block brace is a type of functional brace, which is designed to improve the way your teeth bite together. It can produce impressive results, and it shouldn’t be long before you start to see a difference in your smile.
A twin block brace is made up of two removable braces, which need to be worn together at all times.
When wearing your brace, make sure that your lower jaw is positioned forwards and closed, so that the bite blocks fit together.
How long will it take for me to adjust to wearing my brace?
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 adjust to wearing your twin block brace.
When do I need to wear my brace?
Your twin block brace is an important part of your treatment, and should be worn day and night. Wear it during meals unless instructed not to do so, and only take it out for brushing your teeth, playing contact sports (like rugby and hockey) and swimming. It is also best to remove your brace when playing a wind instrument.
How should I remove my twin block brace?
Remove your twin block brace carefully, by gently pulling down on the back clips of the top brace, and up on the back clips of the lower brace. When you are not wearing your brace, remember to keep it in its protective box.
How do I look after my brace?
To keep your twin block brace clean soak both parts in a retainer cleaning solution once a week. You can also clean it with a toothbrush and water. Don’t use toothpaste to clean your brace. Please avoid clicking your twin block brace in and out repeatedly, as this will cause it to weaken and break. If you do experience any problems, please make an appointment to see us as soon as possible. In the meantime try to continue to wear your brace. We will regularly assess your progress but it’s also important that you continue to visit your dentist for regular check-ups.
If you would like any more information on twin block braces, please get in touch with your local Total Orthodontics practice