Functional Appliances

In some instances your child may need the help of functional appliances to better balance the jaw and face

Functional appliances assist in the correct development of the jaws in order to achieve the desired facial balance and aesthetic. At Newwave Orthodontics on the Sunshine Coast we provide functional appliances that coincide with orthodontic treatment in order for your child to experience the best results.

Functional appliances are not used for all orthodontic problems

However they may be beneficial to children for early intervention. Dr Peter Miles has extensive experience in the identification of oral conditions and is able to recommend which treatment best suits your child’s needs.  Functional appliances are typically used to:

  • Create space in the mouth
  • Expand the dental arch to correct bite problems
  • Assist in correcting jaw/bite relationships
  • Promote jaw growth and achieve facial balance

It takes skill and experience to recognise conditions that will respond favourably to functional appliances. Dr Peter Miles has extensive experience in the identification of oral conditions and can recommend the best treatment to suit your child’s individual situation at our Sunshine Coast orthodontic practice.

Book an appointment at our Sunshine Coast today.