Fixed Functional Appliance
If your teeth do not bite together correctly at the back, you might get an ache in your jaw, neck ache, or headaches. This can be easily corrected while you have your braces on.
We use an appliance called a BioBiteCorrector® (BBC). It can be used to avoid removing permanent teeth, the use of headgear, and even the need for surgical procedures.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING A BBC?
This appliance works 24 hours a day, you do not need to do anything to it, or make any changes to it at home. As it is secured firmly to the arch wire on your upper and lower teeth, the brackets attached to your teeth keep it in place at the side of your mouth.
WHAT SPECIAL THINGS DO I HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO?
Brackets can loosen while eating. You should not use your BBC to chew your meal. This means that the food should not get between the BBC, because in this way you may produce high forces that are able to remove brackets from teeth or to bend the appliance.
Occasionally, one of the fixing screws might loosen so that the screw body can be moved along the orthodontic wire. If you notice this, please contact us to make an appointment to secure it again.
The BBC requires all brackets to be fixed firmly to each tooth. If a bracket loosens, it has to be reattached quickly to ensure there is no delay in your treatment.