PowerScope is a wire-to-wire device used in class II corrections that delivers ultimate patient comfort, eliminates the need for headgear tubes and other bulky plastic appliances and can be used with either banded or bonded molar tubes. It is simple, efficient and designed with patient comfort in mind.
Aside from the obvious benefits of orthodontic treatment, like increased confidence and ease of hygiene, another benefit is not so obvious: improved jaw function. If your child has an overbite, simple treatment with braces will not correct the problem. The PowerScope appliance, usually in conjunction with braces, is used to help the lower jaw develop in a forward direction. This eventually leads to an ideal bite. Left untreated, an improper bite may threaten the long-term health of your child's teeth, gums, and jaw.
A PowerScope appliance is fixed to your child's molars. It includes a metal tube that connects the upper and lower jaw. By adjusting the tube, your orthodontist is able to control the lower jaw's position in relation to the upper teeth. Typical treatment time with a PowerScope appliance is 12 months, though this may vary depending on your child's unique needs.