A graphic of what an overbite looks like.

Twin Block

Twin block appliances represent a significant advancement in the field of orthodontics, offering an innovative solution for the correction of malocclusions and jaw problems. Twin blocks, designed to harness the natural growth potential of the jaw, consist of two removable appliances that work in tandem to promote proper alignment and harmony between the upper and lower jaws. This orthodontic approach not only addresses functional issues but also contributes to the overall improvement of facial aesthetics. 

As a versatile and effective treatment option, twin blocks play a crucial role in orthodontic practice, providing patients with a non-invasive yet powerful tool for achieving optimal oral health and a harmonious facial profile.

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Twin Block Treatment

The treatment process with twin blocks is relatively simple and does not require an incredible amount of maintenance. They may need periodic adjustments, and the process typically ranges anywhere from nine to 12 months. You may also experience an alteration in how you speak, but this can be easily remedied by simply practicing your speech while wearing your twin block appliance.

Besides comfort, there are several advantages to opting for twin blocks as the solution to malocclusions, such as:

  • Removability: Unlike traditional braces, which are adhered to the teeth and cannot be removed, twin blocks have the advantage of being taken out to ensure more efficient oral hygiene practices.
  • Less conspicuous: Twin blocks are not invisible; however, they are less conspicuous than traditional braces.

Twin blocks are best suited for younger patients. This is because younger patients are still growing, making the influence of altering the position of the jaw more easily attained. It is important to consider that for the treatment to be effective, the patient must be committed to wearing the appliance as instructed. Otherwise, treatment may be ineffective.

We at Absolute Dental are committed to ensuring those in our community have access to the best dental care available. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help address any potential issues you may be experiencing, create an effective treatment plan, and help you navigate your path to a more beautiful and healthy mouth. From general mouth maintenance to pediatric braces and everything in between, Absolute Dental is the preferred provider for all your dental health needs.

Treat your overbite with twin blocks at Absolute Dental and begin your journey to a beautiful smile you can feel confident about. Just look at the difference in this overbite before-and-after picture!

A before-and-after picture of an overbite correction.

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Types Of Pediatric Orthodontic Appliances

When your child starts seeing a pediatric general dentist at Absolute Dental, they may recommend different types of pediatric orthopedic appliances to correct potential dental problems while they are still growing and developing. Making these dental corrections at an early age is much easier than waiting until they are older since bones are not entirely hardened and are easier to manipulate into the desired position.

Rapid Palatal Expander (Rpe)

One pediatric orthodontic appliance is called a rapid palatal expander (RPE). This device is used to correct teeth crowding problems, crossbite, and expand jaw width. RPEs can be removable, or some designs are bonded to the molars and remain in place until the treatment is completed. A key is turned to expand the device, and pressure is put on the upper jaw to expand it. Your orthodontist will let you know how many key turns are needed at the start of treatment.

Twin Block

Another pediatric appliance used to correct overbites is a twin block. It consists of an upper and lower device that looks similar to a retainer. Each part is placed inside the mouth, and they interlock when your child closes their mouth, causing the lower jaw to move forward. Children typically wear the twin block all the time since they can play, drink, eat, sleep, and talk with the appliance in. However, it is removable so that it can be cleaned.

Herbst

A Herbst is another pediatric dental appliance used to correct overbites. It consists of upper and lower pieces cemented to the upper and lower molars. Then, those pieces are connected together using metal arms. When your child bites down, it helps push the lower jaw forward to correct the overbite. It is important to remember these are just a few examples of pediatric orthodontics appliances that can be used to correct jaw, teeth, and dental problems to give your child a gorgeous smile. 

 

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FAQs

Simply put, an overbite is when your top front teeth protrude beyond your bottom front teeth. Ranging from mild to severe cases, this dental issue can lead to jaw pain, gum disease, and tooth decay.

Correcting an overbite is a relatively simple process with several treatment options. Twin blocks are one option that has shown great success in correcting overbites. In addition, braces, clear aligners, and, in some severe cases, surgical procedures are also effective in treating the occurrence of an overbite.

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At Absolute Dental, we understand the importance of oral health and its role in your health and overall well-being. As such, we have created several ways to ensure you can receive the services you need without breaking the bank. At Absolute Dental, we offer the following:

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References:

Cleveland Clinic. (2021). Overbite.
Guffey, S. (2023). How to stay comfortable with twin block braces.
Khan, M., et al. (2022). Dentoskeletal Effects of Twin Block Appliance in Patients with Class II Malocclusion.

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
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