This type of braces system is worn over upper and lower teeth at the same time. It is used to correct the way the upper and lower teeth fit together so that they are stable and function in a more harmonious way.
See also: Removable Braces | Stainless Steel Fixed Braces | Ceramic Braces
Situations in which this type of braces may be useful include:
- When a patient has very protruding upper or lower teeth
- To improve the way the back molar teeth fit together
- To improve facial profile so that the jaws look more aligned with each other
There are a variety of Functional Appliances each with specific actions. If this is something that the orthodontist feels you will benefit from then you will be advised accordingly.
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