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Twin Block

Good to Know


Wear Time

The more you year it the quicker you'll finish your treatment! We ask that you wear it full time including meal times, only removing your twin block during tooth brushing, contact sports and swimming.

We suggest starting with a soft, easy to chew diet when you first receive your twin block to help you become accustomed to eating with your twin block.

Twin block friendly food includes yoghurt, banana, soups, soft pasta, fish, mash, rice and stew. After a few weeks, our patients return to a normal diet.


Take your twin block out during brushing time. Brush your teeth normally, and floss. Then use your toothbrush, and water to scrub the fitting surface of your twin-block. Make sure all bits of food is removed before you place the twinblock back into your mouth!

After wearing it for many months, to freshen it up, you can soak it for 30min in mouthwash, denture-cleansing tablets or baking soda and water.

Misplaced your twin block?

Let us know ASAP!

If you have the other half, wear that while you wait for your appointment.

If you have just started treatment, we will likely need to take a new mould and give you a new one.


If you have been wearing your twin block for over 9months now, we can sometimes transition you straight to braces


Your mouth will be changing rapidly during your twin- block treatment. As such, we suggest you purchase a re-mouldable mouthguard to wear during contact sports. 

We can provide one for a small fee and offer re-moulding services, alternatively "Shock-Doctor" makes great braces, and twin-block friendly mouthguards.

After your orthodontic treatment is complete, we recommend you get a custom made mouthguard from your dentist