Identical twin Josh had a severe skeletally based Class II Division I malocclusion. This means there is a relative protrusion of the upper teeth ahead of the lower teeth (10mm in Josh’s case) primarily due to an undershot lower jaw. In a growing patient this problem can be addressed using a Twin Block functional appliance (for 12 months) to help modify jaw growth and normalise the jaw relationship. The teeth are then straightened with fixed appliances (Braces) for approx 12 months. The total treatment time was 2 years. No extractions are required if there is minimal crowding of the teeth, optimal growth, and excellent patient cooperation as was the case here.
As some of Hamilton’s most experienced orthodontists, we provide you with the highest standard of professional care you’ll find anywhere.
Your teeth are as individual as you, so we take great care to tailor a treatment plan that will get you the best results.
Orthodontics is always innovating, and we keep up with the latest including how best to care for people with ‘chalky teeth’. So when you’re one of our patients, you’ll have the most comfortable and discreet braces and aligners available.
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