If you suffer from a misaligned jaw, also known as malocclusion, our orthodontist may utilize the Twin Block system to fix the misalignment. The Twin Block is an orthodontic appliance designed to treat various jaw alignment problems, particularly underdeveloped lower jaws. The Twin Block consists of two plates which fit into the lower and upper jaws and together bring the jaws into a healthier alignment. Not only does this treatment yield a more functional smile, but it can also improve the patient’s profile, and this can boost their self-esteem. The Twin Block system is also frequently used to expand a narrow arch in the upper jaw. Our orthodontist may choose to incorporate an expander into the upper plate to help the upper jaw expand, making more room for crowded teeth and giving the upper jaw a more natural form.
Jaw alignment correction treatments are most effective when the patient is still young and before they have finished growing. Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla recommends that you schedule an appointment for your child by the time they are 7 years old so that we can evaluate their smile. If a young patient requires palatal expansion or jaw alignment services, they can be started early to give the orthodontic appliance sufficient time to correct the issue. If you have any questions about the Twin Block system in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, please contact us today at the office of Shabbir Adenwalla, DMD, MS!