Twin Blocks Burgess Hill Twin Blocks Burgess Hill

Twin Blocks Burgess Hill

Treatment Outline

Twin Blocks Treatment in Burgess Hill

Suitable for

Approximately 8-14

Used to Treat


Treatment Time

9-15 months

Not suitable for

Adults, and unmotivated children

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Twin Blocks in Burgess Hill information

Twin blocks are a type of functional orthodontic appliance we offer our patients in Burgess Hill to correct large overbites. They are named “twin” blocks because they consist of two separate plates, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth, that work together to reposition the jaw and teeth.

After the teeth have been scanned, the Twin Blocks are custom-made in a dental laboratory to fit your teeth. The upper and lower plates each have a block of acrylic that guides the lower teeth and jaw into an improved forward position.

Twin blocks need to be worn day and night and are just removed for eating, cleaning, and contact sports. They are typically worn for 9-12 months and require adjusting every 8 weeks or so by your orthodontist to ensure that they are working effectively. Wearing Twin Blocks isn’t easy at first and will take some adjusting to them. Some discomfort and speech problems during the first week or two is completely normal. This gets easier with time and practice wearing them.

Twin blocks work best in growing patients, so an overbite must be identified and managed well before the end of the adolescent growth spurt, and ideally much earlier. Correction of an overbite with Twin Blocks is usually followed by a period of time with fixed braces to complete alignment of the teeth and perfect the bite.

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Treatment Prices

Twin Blocks Burgess Hill Cost

At Neyo, clarity and honesty are at the forefront of our services. Any fees for treatments would likely be confirmed at the consultation stage, but we can provide this generalised breakdown of cost:





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Twin Blocks FAQs

Can adults wear twin blocks to correct overbites?

Twin blocks are only effective in growing patients. The ideal time to use a twin block is in children who are just beginning their adolescent growth spurt, typically around the age of 11-14. Once growth has slowed down, other treatment options may be suggested.

Do Twin Blocks work if they are only worn at nighttime?

Effective overbite correction with twin blocks is only possible through fulltime wear including day and night. Some modest improvements may be seen with part time wear, but full-time wear is essential for full correction.

What if I lose or break my Twin Blocks

If the Twin Block is not being worn because it is lost or broken, the teeth start to move backwards again, and any improvements will be lost. It is imperative that you look after your Twin Blocks well, and to contact your orthodontist immediately if you are unable to wear the Twin Block for any reason.

I am concerned my child won’t wear their Twin Blocks. Are there any other options?

Absolutely. Forsus Springs work in a similar way, but are fixed to the brace so your child won’t have the option of removing them.  Invisalign Teen also provides a very nice alternative and may be the most comfortable of all the options. We will be happy to talk you through all options at your consultation.

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