What do they do?
They work to close the gap between the upper and lower teeth.
How do they work?
They move the upper teeth back and the lower teeth forward thereby reducing the gap between the teeth. Sometimes they also restrict the growth of the upper jaw as well to help close the gap.
How long will I need to wear my appliance?
What should I expect when wearing the appliance?
Your speech will be altered but in less than a week of consistent wear, most patients resume talking normally.
How do I clean my functional appliance?
When do I take it out?
How do I take it out?
I have my appliance, now what?
- No hard or sticky foods
- Cut hard food into small pieces
- Limit food and drinks high in sugar
- Limit snacking between meals
- Brush well around the gums
Please call us if something breaks or you are unable to wear the appliance
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