These are upper and lower removable braces that help manage problems with your child’s bite and the way their teeth close together. Common bite issues include upper or lower front teeth that protrude and make a stronger, truer ‘bite’ difficult for your child.
Functional, or ‘bite correction’, braces are worn on both the top or bottom set of teeth on a full-time basis. They help guide your child’s teeth and their ‘bite’ into the ideal position comfortably and effectively.
These are most effective when the child is going through a growth spurt. Treatments usually last 6-9 months depending on the growth and overall compliance. The majority of the children will then have a second phase of treatment that include fixed braces.