Removable braces are unobtrusive and are especially well tolerated with our younger patients. They are helpful in expanding narrow jaws when adult teeth erupt and start to crowd. They are also indicated for the correction of crossbites, deep overbites and reverse bites.
Functional braces are a form of removable brace which are worn in both upper and lower jaws. They improve jaw relationships and poor bites by matching upper and lower teeth together in growing patients. They work by holding the lower jaw in a forward position and hence help to harmonise the facial appearance. The ideal time to use this brace is during the pubertal growth spurt to help take advantage of the normal facial growth that is already occurring.
We will explain the advantages of this brace option to you and how to achieve the best results. It is nearly always necessary to complete treatment with fixed braces in order to fine tune the alignment and the bite.