Our Braces

Functional braces


A special type of removable brace is often used when a child has front teeth that stick out. It is heavily reliant on rapid growth so we tend to use them on boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 14, although this will be different for every child.

The way they work is by harnessing the body’s growth potential and using it to bring the lower teeth and jaw in a much better position to improve the child’s smile, bite and facial profile.

They are constructed from clear acrylic material, held in the mouth with metal clips and can be used at the same time as fixed braces. They are usually kept in the mouth all the time apart from brushing teeth, PE and other sporting commitments. Your Orthodontist will be able to tell you exactly how much your brace needs to be worn in order to work.