An overbite refers to an excessively large horizontal overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. It typically is corrected early with Twin Blocks to prevent tooth extractions or complicated jaw surgery in the future.
Some commonly asked questions are included below, but ultimately, if you have any further questions, please call and speak to one of our friendly staff members 🙂
At your visit when you get your twin blocks, you will be instructed on how much you need to wear it. Typically it is full time, that is all day and night; even when you are sleeping AND eating.
Usually after 9-12 months you can start wearing it 'home time' only, but as said before, you will be instructed on how often you need to wear it.
After each meal as well as before and after sleeping, brush your plates with a liquid handsoap/dishwashing liquid, or a mouthwash. Try to avoid using toothpaste as it can get stuck in the grooves and build up. Polident denture cleaning tablets are also a good way to reduce build up, but be sure to get the ones that can be used with metal, i.e. 'a partial denture cleaning tablet'.
You can wear your twin blocks when playing sport, unless you need to wear a mouthguard, then please remove them and store them safely in your case.
It's also a good idea to take them out when you are swimming or at the beach incase they are lost amongst the fun.