If your lower jaw is much smaller than your upper jaw, and your upper front teeth are sticking out much more than your lower teeth, then the functional appliances might be an option. They work to reduce the difference in upper and lower jaw size.

Functional appliances are an upper and lower plate, designed to move the lower jaw forward when you bite down. Sometimes they’re used to gently pull forward the upper jaw to correct an under-bite.

We try to use these on growing children so that we can make the most of the growth potential.

We’ve had many years’ experience using functional appliances successfully, helping to create confident, healthy smiles. We’d love to hear and answer any of your questions.