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ORTHODONTIC ENGINEERING TOOLS OF THE TRADE CASE PRESENTATIONS FUNCTIONAL APPLIANCES ≥ NO KIDDING DR PETER ILORI'S HIGHLIGHT CASE A CHILD’S JOURNEY WITH BRACES BY CORAL HUMBER oral Humber was just like any other 12 year old, she went to school, socialised with her friends at weekends, and she also needed braces. Dr Peter Ilori began her treatment with a type of brace known as a twin block. A twin block is a functional, removable appliance that is used to correct the bite of a patient, and derives its name from the split nature of the device. It is made up of an upper block and a lower block which fit together like twins, and these work in synchrony to encourage the jaws to grow into the correct biting position. Twin blocks are one of the fastest and most effective methods to correct receding jaws, goofy teeth or excess overjet. When first fitted there is an adaptation period of about three days, when your mouth will produce more saliva. The best way to get used to your brace is to follow the same advice that Coral did and wear the brace for a minimum of 22 hours a day. It may take some perseverance at first, but the brace will soon become unnoticeable and more comfortable. C ≥ 110 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com ORTHODONTIC BRACES


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