For people with more complex bites, twin block braces are their best option. These braces don’t just straighten your teeth but also give you the perfect bite. Continue reading this blog to learn more about this type of brace.
What are twin block braces?
Twin block braces are a type of functional brace that is made up of two removable aligners, hence the name twin block. When you’re wearing these braces, both blocks should fit together when your mouth is closed.
Will I need time to adjust to these braces?
With every brace treatment, you will need time to adjust to wearing them. This is the same with twin block braces. During the first few days with the aligners in, you will feel some discomfort but this should ease. Eating and talking while wearing the twin block braces may also feel difficult when you first have it fitted. Again, you will become used to the feeling of them in your mouth.
Do I need to keep them on all the time?
Twin block braces need to be worn each day and night. Your orthodontist may decide whether or not the aligners need to be worn while you're eating. Depending on the food, they might break. The only time that you should remove your twin block braces is when you have to brush your teeth. To be safe, the braces should also be removed:
If you play contact sports, such as rugby,
If you play a woodwind or brass instrument,
If you’re going swimming.
What do I need to do to remove the twin block braces?
To avoid your twin block braces from breaking you need to be careful each time you remove them. Firstly, remove the top brace, by pushing down the back clips. Remove the bottom brace by pushing up on the back clips. Don’t leave your braces lying around, always remember to put them back in their case.
What do I need to do to take care of the braces?
Cleaning your braces is a very important part of taking care of them. Every week, clean your twin block braces using a retainer cleaning solution. After brushing your teeth, you can clean your braces, using a separate toothbrush and some fresh water.
Damages can easily happen to your braces, so it is important to be careful while brushing and eating. Wear can be caused if you are continuously biting up and down with your braces in your mouth.