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ORTHODONTIC ENGINEERING TOOLS OF THE TRADE FUNCTIONAL APPLIANCES ne of the most common orthodontic problems is a discrepancy that occurs if the lower jaw is set back relative to the upper, giving the appearance of goofy or protruding upper teeth. With these cases the treatment objective would be to encourage the lower jaw to catch up in growth and a functional appliance may help this happen. Functional appliances are devices used to correct bad bites and they are mainly used in growing patients. They are so-called because you can ‘function’ when they are in your mouth. These appliances exploit the muscle actions used when speaking, eating and swallowing to produce forces that move the teeth and align the jaws. They are also known as orthopedic appliances or orthopedic correctors. Common brands include Herbst fixed appliances and Twinblock removable appliances. O 108 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com ORTHODONTIC BRACES


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