Dental Plates

Removable appliances to correct a range of orthodontic problems

Orthodontic dental plates are used to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems. Some dental plates are designed to move teeth, some are to reduce the amount of overbite, while a more commonly used plate, the Twin Block appliance, moves the lower jaw forward.

How Do Twin Block Dental Plates Work?

  • Dental impressions are taken of the upper and lower teeth, a bite record is taken with the lower teeth postured forward into an edge to edge position with the upper teeth
  • Our Canberra orthodontic laboratory constructs the custom fitted twin block appliances, one dental plate for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth
  • The twin block appliance is fitted and holds the lower jaw and teeth forward
  • Twin blocks dental plates are typically worn full time day and night except for tooth brushing for a
    treatment period of 12 months