Functional Appliances are used to correct your bite. They can either be attached to your fixed braces (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CC3-Qz6q3M – fig a) or be removable (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcNedhms0TE– fig b) in design.
Treatment with functional appliances takes approximately 12 months to complete. These type of appliances uses muscle force to obtain the desired changes to your teeth and jaw bones. They are preferred for growing patients and good compliance is essential to obtain a good outcome.
The links page has more information available ( https://www.bos.org.uk/Public-Patients/Orthodontics-for-Children-Teens)
Orthodontic Care for The Whole Family
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.
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Smiling Orthodontics offers a full spectrum of orthodontic treatment services in a caring and pleasant environment. We use quality products and materials for every dental procedure. It is our objective to serve our patients with treatment that address their individual concerns. Our clinics are equipped with the latest and most modern dental equipment. We use current technology that guarantees an optimal and world class standard of orthodontic care. Our team will go that extra mile for you!
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