At the first visit, the jump appliance will be placed without activation of the springs. Once the patient is comfortable with the appliance, at subsequent visits, the springs will be activated. The pressure caused by this activation may cause the tooth to be sore for twenty-four to forty-eight (24-48) hours. It is important NOT to remove the appliance after activation for the first twenty-four hours. Rinse with appliance in the mouth during this twenty-four hour period. Remove the appliance after the first twenty-four hours for cleaning.
After the teeth are positioned ideally the jump appliance will no longer need to be worn. The doctor will determine if a standard removable appliance is necessary to hold the correction.