Twin Blocks & TransForce Invisible Appliances

New Horizons in Orthodontics

Welcome to Twin Blocks by Dr. William J. Clark, Inventor of Twin Blocks and TransForce appliances.

Dr Clark is the first recipient of an award of distinction from the British Orthodontic Society for an outstanding contribution to the specialty of orthodontics. In 2008 he received the first award from IFUNA for personal outstanding international service to functionalism and orthodontics.

Dr Clark developed the Twin Block Technique in 1977 in his orthodontic practice in Scotland. In 2004 Dr Clark developed invisible TransForce Appliances to correct arch form and align the anterior teeth.

William J. Clark B.D.S.,D.D.O.,D.D.Sc.,F.D.S.R.C.S.Eng

Twin Blocks – Rapid Functional Correction

Functional Correction of Malocclusion

Twin Block appliances are simple bite blocks that are designed for full-time wear. They achieve rapid functional correction of malocclusion by the transmission of favourable occlusal forces to occlusal inclined planes that cover the posterior teeth. The forces of occlusion are used as the functional mechanism to correct the malocclusion.

3 Months Treatment Changes

Before treatment this patient has the typical listless appearance, of many severe Class II division 1 malocclusions, evident in the dull appearance of the eyes and poor skin tone. After only 3 months treatment the patient undergoes a dramatic change in facial appearance. She appears more alert and there is a marked improvement in the eyes and the complexion.

This is a fundamental physiological change, extending beyond the limited objective of correcting a malocclusion.

Typical Profile Changes After Twin Block Therapy

Dental Views Before & After Treatment

‘State of the Art’ instruction in Functional Therapy

Advances in Functional Therapy & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Advances in Functional Therapy & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

E-Book $120.00

This is State of the Art in Functional Therapy and how to combine fixed and functional techniques. This is a great way to educate staff in dental and orthodontic practice and illustrate the benefits of functional therapy for patients.

  • 80 Case Reports
  • 411 Pages
  • 2007 Colour Images
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I have been practicing Orthodontics for 30 years and recently became interested in functional orthopedics and the Twin Block. Thank you for writing such a detailed and easy to read book.

Tom Williams, Orthodontic Practice, Fayetteville, GA, USA

This is one of the most illustrative texts I have ever come across. The variety of malocclusion and facial types and intricacies in their management are supported with photos and text. It provides an insight and guidance to student and practitioner and teacher in orthodontics in management strategies, outcome and limitations of orthodontics.

Professor O.P. Kharbanda, Center for Dental Education & Research